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  • Chief Gerard Larsen of the East Hampton Village police introduced the newest member of the department to the village board on Friday.
  • Unlike the 2015 holiday season, when downtown East Hampton was marked by vacant stores and signs bearing some version of “See you next summer,” Main Street and Newtown Lane, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, are abuzz with renovations and new occupancies.
  • A few residents had considered a bid for mayor or trustee, or encouraged others to do so in the wake of some controversial moves in the last year.
  • For Kim Field and Randy Weinstein, the biggest challenge of Saturday’s performance and presentation at the East Hampton Library will be to pack as much information, and wailing, bluesy sounds, into a single hour.
  • Ken Collum, the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer, continued to oppose one component of an application on behalf of the Highway Restaurant and Bar on the Montauk Highway from the Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, which owns the property, as the Zoning Board of Appeals debated it on Friday.
  • The federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for his research on Long Island’s water quality problems.
  • Seven years after twice seizing cars and other belongings from a property on Navy Road in Montauk, the East Hampton Town Board has settled a civil rights lawsuit brought by the homeowner.
  • The commercial and creative churn continues at Amagansett Square.
  • The Montauk Music Festival’s seventh annual happening heralds summer’s imminent arrival, as the four-day event draws hundreds of artists and thousands of music lovers to the hamlet on the weekend before Memorial Day.
  • Last September, when the pianist and vocalist Judy Carmichael spoke with The Star about her upcoming cabaret performance at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, she was already excited, though the show was still eight months in the future. “Billy Stritch is going to be my guest,” she said. “We will have two Steinways and will play duets, and I will interview him onstage. Bay Street is perfect for that.”

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