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  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation that will require any future long-term financial agreements between the East Hampton Town Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to be subject to a permissive referendum, giving the community a voice in whether to accept federal money and regulations as it relates to East Hampton Airport.
  • East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. has conveyed his strong support for legislation that would make so-called “bump" rifle stocks illegal in New York State.
  • Steven Sheades, a detective in the East Hampton Village Police Department, was promoted to sergeant on Friday, the village board marking the promotion in a brief ceremony at its regular meeting.
  • The Suffolk Legislature is to decide on the methods used by the Department of Public Works to reduce the number of mosquitoes in Accabonac Harbor and elsewhere.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ harbor management committee is interested in the cost to Long Island ratepayers if a proposed offshore wind farm is built.
  • A recent resurfacing of Conklin Terrace left much to be desired, residents of the street told the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.
  • The trustees, a governing body distinct from the East Hampton Town Board, were granted jurisdiction over the town's common lands, including many of its beaches, bottomlands, and waterways, by the Dongan Patent of 1686. Eighteen candidates will vie on Nov. 7 for nine seats.
  • A cut was excavated from the southern edge of the pond to the ocean, a span of approximately 300 feet, on Thursday morning, and within 15 minutes there was a perceptible difference in the pond's height.
  • Residents who live along Gardiner’s Bay and members of the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett are unhappy about a changing seascape, as 5 and 10-acre oyster farms have begun to appear offshore from Promised Land to Devon, extending to the Napeague Harbor Inlet.
  • Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and town board defended the present board’s environmental policies and accomplishments at a forum last Thursday at Scoville Hall in Amagansett, while their Republican challengers criticized the Democrats’ record and offered their own proposals.

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