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  • With the release on Tuesday of “Pedro ’n’ Pip,” a rock ’n’ roll odyssey about a girl and an octopus who partner to clean up the oceans, Taylor Barton, a singer and songwriter who has released multiple albums, offers a 25-year-old creation in an innovative new form that marries text, images, and sound.
  • Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Jenni Muldaur, Teddy Thompson, and a band led by G.E. Smith entertained in Springs on Saturday.
  • David Geffen’s request to allow extensive alterations to his two-acre oceanfront property, all seaward of the coastal erosion hazard area line, drew pointed questions and skepticism from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
  • Suzanne Vega, a singer-songwriter who has forged a three-decades-plus career in an ever-shifting musical landscape, said “a mix of old and new songs” from her extensive catalog is in store when she performs at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • A prohibition on the harvesting of crabs and other marine life from Georgica Pond, which has been in effect since July 1 because of the blue-green algae bloom that appeared in June, is being lifted this week, as the East Hampton Town Trustees voted on Monday to remove the signs warning against its consumption or exposure to the pond’s water.
  • Unless new information comes to light, the East Hampton Town Trustees will neither claim nor disclaim ownership of the bay beach at Driftwood Shores in Springs, where there is a dispute between longtime residents and Kenneth and Judith Reiss, the owners of the last lot to be developed.
  • A rundown of East Hampton Village’s insurance policies, which are due to be renewed, and the impact of cellphone use while driving on insurance rates were topics at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.
  • What began as isolated patches of Cochlodinium, or rust tide, in Sag Harbor and Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton earlier this month has spread across the Peconic Estuary.
  • It's been 50 years since "Sunshine Superman" was number one on the Billboard charts. Donovan Leitch, the singer-songwriter and 1960s pop sensation, is being celebrated in Los Angeles on Sept. 2. He will open his tour here first, however, at Guild Hall on Aug. 30.
  • Two neighbors’ long dispute over a tennis court in East Hampton Village, a quarrel that occupied the zoning board of appeals at many meetings over two years, has been scheduled for yet another hearing because the property of one of the combatants has been sold.

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