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  • An open meeting about proposed affordable housing developments in the Wainscott School District is scheduled for tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the St. Michael’s senior citizens housing complex on Montauk Highway in Amagansett.

  • The weekend had been beautiful, Saturday morning typically lazy. Slow to arise, the leisurely making of fresh juice before stepping into the light and crisp November air and into the village, where steaming coffee would be poured at Mary’s and carried to the Square, where a park bench and laughter and fond reminiscence awaited.

    Everything was different on Sunday — or it wasn’t, until it was. Suspicion, accusation and recrimination, the dull ache in the gut as another glass of wine was drained.

  • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. of East Hampton Village is on an indefinite leave of absence for medical reasons. The mayor announced his leave, effective yesterday, at the conclusion of the village board’s work session last Thursday. He is to undergo knee-replacement surgery.

  • The public restroom to be constructed in the parking lot north of Main Street in Amagansett is “ready to go,” East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell told the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee on Monday night. Mr. Cantwell displayed the latest blueprints prepared by the architect, Joseph Catropa, which he said he considered the final design.

  • A small but fervent group rallied outside Town Hall on Saturday, hoping to drum up public support and influence the East Hampton Town Board to take a stand against proposed state hunting regulations that would allow gunning on weekends in January.
  • Representative Tim Bishop may have lost his bid for re-election by a decisive margin last week, but vote tallies in the Town of East Hampton indicate his continued popularity here.
  • Antony Blinken, currently the assistant to President Obama and deputy national security adviser, has ties to East Hampton Village.
  • East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenback Jr. will go on medical leave on Wednesday, leaving the deputy mayor, Barbara Borsack, in control in his absence.
  • State Senator Lee Zeldin won a decisive victory over Representative Tim Bishop on Tuesday, unseating the six-term Democratic congressman with 55 percent of the vote.
  • Robust scallop season ahead, but poachers feared.

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  • Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police killings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial.

  • The East Hampton Lions Club will host its fall blood drive for the Long Island Blood Bank on Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 419, at the corner of Montauk Highway and Abraham's Path. 

    The Lions Club, said Bob Schaefer, its president, has been helping with the blood drive for more than 40 years. The goal is to exceed 150 pints, each of which can help up to three people. 

  • A multi-agency drill for fire rescue and emergency medical services professionals and volunteers is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m. at Amagansett Farm, at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Severe weather will cancel the event.

    The drill is designed to coordinate assets in the event of a large-scale emergency and to allow local and regional agencies to work jointly on multiple scenarios. Participating emergency responders will practice the skills needed to execute rescues in difficult environments.