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  • For just the second time in 38 years, Vinnie’s Barber Shop in Amagansett is moving.
  •        The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will receive a $37,000 grant from the Suffolk County Legislature to be used for the construction of an illuminated crosswalk on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village. The village will provide 50 percent of the cost in matching funds.

           As with the two lighted crosswalks on Main Street, the new crosswalk will improve visibility for and of pedestrians. It will be installed at the site of an existing crosswalk on Newtown Lane approximately 500 feet north of Main Street.

  • With scallop season barely under way, an 8,000-square-foot scallop sanctuary on the east side of Napeague Harbor, one of two shellfish sanctuaries in East Hampton Town waterways, was breached last week.
  • A sterilization program should accompany lethal methods used to cull the deer population in the Village of East Hampton, the executive director of the Village Preservation Society told the village board at its meeting Friday.
  • Three days after work on a massive rock revetment at an oceanfront house on West End Road in East Hampton began on Veterans Day, a state judge has ordered it to a halt.
  • An attorney for the East Hampton Town Trustees continued an urgent legal effort to stop construction of a rock revetment. Construction commenced on Monday, Veterans Day, when courts were closed
  • Funding for the East Hampton Library’s expansion and renovation, which is nearing completion, was substantially augmented on Monday with the actor Alec Baldwin’s donation of $1 million for the new children’s addition
  •        The beaches in East Hampton Village were largely a success story in 2013, the village board was told at its work session last Thursday, but its trees are suffering and in urgent need of protection.

  •        “Over-testing” in general, and including what are called field tests — trial questions that may be used on future exams but on which students are nopt graded — continue to concern educators, Eleanor Tritt, the Amagansett School superintendent, told the school board at its meeting Tuesday morning.

  •     It seems perfectly appropriate that a meeting at the crossroads — in this case, Crossroads Music on Amagansett Square — should spark a local musical phenomenon.

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