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After a brief public hearing, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a $20.29 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Friday.
The budget represents a spending increase of $550,000 and results in a tax increase of 2.14 percent, a rate comparable to the average over the last seven years.
The proposed spending increase required the board to vote to authorize an override of the property tax cap, which it did last month.
Crossroads Music in Amagansett will present a concert by the Complete Unknowns, a band that celebrates the music of Bob Dylan, on Wednesday at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets are $20, or $18 for members, with prime orchestra seats at $40, $38 for members. The show will begin with a guitar performance by Matty Liot at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, a preview mini-concert will be held at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett at 6 p.m.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell has suggested a countywide ban on disposable plastic shopping bags.
Mr. Cantwell said he had proposed the idea at a recent meeting of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association. “That is a more comprehensive way to do it,” he said. “I’m hoping that the supervisors are going to support that request to the county.”
Elbert Edwards and Bruce Siska were easily re-elected to the East Hampton Village Board on Tuesday. When the polls closed at 9 p.m., Mr. Edwards had received 55 votes; 53 votes were cast for Mr. Siska. Three write-in votes were cast, with two for Michael Elinski and one for John Wessberg.
The Republican Party’s primary election to determine the candidate who will face the incumbent, Representative Tim Bishop, will take place on June 24. The primary pits Lee Zeldin, a two-term state senator from Shirley, against George Demos, an attorney formerly with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who lives in Stony Brook.
Mr. Bishop, who is seeking a seventh term in what is expected to be a closely contested election, does not face a primary challenger.
The chairman of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee easily withstood a challenge when the group re-elected officers on Monday. Of the 21 members who cast ballots, 17 voted for Kieran Brew to remain as chairman, with 4 votes for Rona Klopman, a former chairwoman and vice chairwoman. Michael Diesenhaus and Susan Bratton were unanimously re-elected vice chairman and secretary.
Stevie Nicks charmed a capacity audience at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Sunday, where she discussed her 2011 album, "In Your Dreams," the making of which is depicted in "In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks," which premiered at the Sag Harbor Cinema following her talk.