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  • Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that advocates the phased-in imposition of a fee on fossil fuels that would be rebated in full to households, claimed a significant victory on Monday in announcing that Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking re-election to represent New York’s First Congressional District, has joined its bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.
  • Edwina von Gal of the Perfect Earth Project, a Springs organization that promotes toxin-free landscaping, addressed the board and proposed a partnership in which Perfect Earth would cite the village as a toxin-free municipality.
  • Lovers of clams and clam competitions take note: The East Hampton Town Trustees will host their annual Largest Clam Contest on Oct. 2 at noon at the Donald Lamb Building on Bluff Road in Amagansett.
  • Throughout Bob Golden’s career, the musician and potter has reliably demonstrated a gift for creating opportunity, and, like any good drummer, his timing has been flawless.
  • The Suffolk County Health Department announced on Friday that a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom has been confirmed at Big Reed Pond in Montauk.
  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of New York State's offshore wind blueprint on Thursday, a framework that could lead to a proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles east of Montauk.
  • At the green by Town Pond work has begun on construction of a new drainage course that is meant to trap pollutants and silt from surface runoff before they reach Hook and Town Ponds.
  • The amendments, adopted over fierce opposition, set formulas for allowable floor area and lot coverage on residential parcels larger than one acre, basically reducing the maximum allowable.
  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.
  • A consortium of developers, environmental groups, and others have formed the New York Offshore Wind Alliance to pressure state officials to make a long-term, large-scale commitment to offshore wind power.

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