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  • The early-autumn air was crisp, East Hampton Town Councilman Fred Overton's Bonac chowder was steaming and thick, and the sun shone brilliantly as the East Hampton Town Trustees hosted the 24th annual Largest Clam Contest on the grounds of the Donald Lamb Building in Amagansett on Sunday.
  • Shuttered restaurant would be an office.
  • Following what the clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees called a “bureaucratic nightmare,” the Suffolk County Department of Public Works began dredging the west channel of Napeague Harbor yesterday.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ 24th annual Largest Clam Contest is set for Sunday at noon at the Donald Lamb Building in Amagansett.

  • Peconic Baykeeper, the not-for-profit advocate for protection of the Peconic and South Shore estuaries, has named Brady J. Wilkins as the organization’s baykeeper. Mr. Wilkins succeeds Kevin McAllister, who had served in that position for 16 years, until March.

  • The East Hampton Library’s children’s addition, which opened in June, has paid immediate dividends in the form of a marked increase in participation in its children’s summer reading program.

  • Congressman Tim Bishop and State Senator Lee Zeldin, who is challenging Mr. Bishop to represent New York’s First Congressional District, are in a dead heat, according to a poll released this week by a conservative group that is backing Republican candidates.

    The poll surveyed 400 likely voters from Sept. 23 to the 25th, 34 percent of whom identified themselves as Republicans and 31 percent Democrats, according to Public Opinion Strategies. The firm conducted the poll for American Action Network, which is spending $1.2 million on Mr. Zeldin’s campaign.

  • Improved water-quality test results at Northwest Creek prompt state to open long-closed waterway at the end of the year.
  • The People’s Climate March, a mass gathering in New York City Sunday aimed at compelling governments and the United Nations to take dramatic action to address climate change, drew more than 300,000 demonstrators, including some from East Hampton.
  • Town trustees concerned that poaching may be on the rise, seek help.

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