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  • The East Hampton Town Board is expected to adopt the town’s 2019 budget at its meeting tonight, which will also include a public hearing on the hamlet study focusing on Springs.
  • Orsted, Denmark's largest energy company and the world's largest offshore wind developer, has completed the acquisition of Deepwater Wind from the D.E. Shaw Group. The $510 million transaction was announced last month.
  • Basil Seggos, the commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has announced that he will step down from that post.
  • A full house greeted officials of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Deepwater Wind at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Monday as the bureau took comments on Deepwater’s construction and operations plan for the 15-turbine wind farm it proposes to construct and operate approximately 35 miles from Montauk.
  • To date, public hearings on the hamlet studies, conducted by the consultants Peter Flinker of Dodson and Flinker, a Massachusetts consulting firm, and Lisa Liquori of Fine Arts and Sciences, a former town planning director, have drawn mixed reviews.
  • Citing strong interest, the Town of East Hampton is continuing the Solarize East Hampton campaign that affords residential and commercial property owners a discounted price on solar panel installation beyond the original Oct. 31 sign-up deadline.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin was elected to a third term in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, holding off a challenge from Perry Gershon, an East Hampton resident and commercial real estate lender, in New York’s First Congressional District.
  • East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys, who was appointed to the town board in January, was elected in his own right on Tuesday, defeating his challenger, Manny Vilar, with a decisive 69.3 percent of the vote.
  • Two days removed from the latest mass shooting and with a fresh backdrop of domestic terrorism directed at Democratic leaders who are frequent targets of President Trump’s rhetoric, gun policy and other national issues dominated Monday’s debate between Representative Lee Zeldin and his challenger, Perry Gershon.
  • A pedestrian and cyclist-friendly Amagansett characterized by its walkability is the long-term goal, as outlined by the hamlet study that will be the subject of a public hearing at the East Hampton Town Board’s meeting tonight at 6:30. The hearing will be held in the Town Hall meeting room.

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