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  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ 25th annual Largest Clam Contest, a popular event that had been scheduled for Oct. 4 but was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled.
  • Georgica Pond in East Hampton, which the town trustees have closed to the harvesting of crabs for part of the last two years due to dense blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was opened to the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 7.

  • John Berg, a longtime art director for Columbia Records who oversaw the design of iconic album covers by artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, and Santana, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
  • The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Shellfisheries Section has downgraded approximately 20 acres of bottomland in Accabonac Harbor in Springs from seasonally uncertified to uncertified year round, meaning that the harvesting of shellfish is prohibited. The areas were previously uncertified from May 1 through Nov. 30.

  • As they have in recent years, the guitarist G.E. Smith and the musician Taylor Barton-Smith, who live in Amagansett, will liven up the South Fork’s off-season with a host of special events at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, starting on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the launch of the Portraits series.
  • Crossroads Music, an instrument shop at Amagansett Square, will close at the end of the year.
  • A report from the state’s inspector general’s office was critical of several of the Department of Environmental Conservation's enforcement practices as they relate to the commercial fishing industry.
  • Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has taught in the United States for 20 years, returned to the Ross School in East Hampton last week, where he constructed and later dismantled a sand mandala.

  • Nine months after business owners and their representatives expressed displeasure at proposed amendments to the East Hampton Village lighting code, prompting the village board to table them, the board took up the amendments at a work session last Thursday.
  • When Dell Cullum was asked to assume leadership of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife in August, he did so with the understanding that a potential opportunity could mean an abrupt resignation.

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