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  • The almost yearlong negotiation between the East Hampton Town Trustees and residents of Lazy Point in Amagansett, who lease the land on which their houses stand from the trustees, was finally completed on Nov. 10 with the trustees voting 6 to 1 to adopt new rules and regulations.

  • In a small victory for dark-sky advocates, the East Hampton Village Board bowed to opposition from residents of the village agreeing to modify proposed amendments to its lighting code with the aim of reducing sky glow.
  • An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor, from the 5-4 expected on election night, to 6-3.
  • East Hampton Town Board members and the town trustees have reached an agreement under which the two governing bodies will jointly pursue and finance the acquisition and condemnation of approximately 4,000 feet of the ocean beach on Napeague, the subject of two lawsuits.
  • The extensive plans proposed by David Geffen, the music and film executive who purchased 26 and 30 West End Road for $50 million from Courtney Ross last year, represent a “very sensitive, soft-touch renovation,” his representative told the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
  • A $700,000 New York State Community Capital Assistance Program grant was announced over a year ago, and construction of the roundabout was expected to begin in 2015
  • Caffeine junkies can take comfort in the fact that the Starbucks Coffee Company’s East Hampton location will reopen tomorrow, after an interior expansion and renovation project prompted its closure for almost nine weeks.
  • The original Amagansett schoolhouse was moved to the campus of the modern-day Amagansett School on Sept. 19, and ever since the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the school's administration has been working on turning it into a museum.
  • The 16th annual Midtown International Theater Festival, which runs through Nov. 22 at the Workshop Theater’s Jewel Box Theater in Manhattan, features dramatic, comedic, and musical performances in a celebration of the finest off-off-Broadway talent. On Sunday, a young man with roots on the South Fork will be part of the offerings.
  • To support both a homeowner’s right to rent and East Hampton Town’s proposed rental registry is not a mutually exclusive stance, the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee was told at its meeting on Monday, and something must be done to curtail illegal rentals that are detrimental to quality of life.

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