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  • Role in town government has been reinforced with court’s decision
  •     Dark skies and the threat of rain could do nothing to dampen the spirits of the hundreds gathered outside the Donald Lamb Building in Amagansett on Sunday at noon for the East Hampton Town Trustees’ annual Largest Clam Contest.

  •     The film is grainy and washed out, but a revelation nonetheless. The frame of what would become Guild Hall. The L.V.I.S. summer fair. A boat launched from the beach in Amagansett. And the grand Maidstone Inn, as it is consumed by fire.

  • The Village of East Hampton will move quickly to control its population of white-tailed deer, which the mayor called “epidemic” on Monday afternoon, and a threat to human health and safety
  • On the 28th anniversary of Hurricane Gloria’s landfall on Long Island, the Village of East Hampton’s Zoning Board of Appeals held a second, lengthy hearing to consider whether or how to allow an oceanfront homeowner to protect her property from extreme weather events
  •    Crossroads Music, the shop at Amagansett Square offering instrument sales and repairs as well as lessons, has long been a nexus for the South Fork’s thriving community of musicians and singers. From coffeehouse-type performances and open jam sessions to the “On the Air” events, in which Cynthia Daniels, a Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer, recorded ensembles for later broadcast, the shop has proven an invaluable resource for musicians.

  •     A new police officer was introduced at a brief meeting of the East Hampton Village board on Friday, and the Long Island Power Authority’s application for an excavation permit to upgrade its transmission grid was discussed.
        “We are going to welcome into the ranks of the East Hampton Village Police Department our newest member,” Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., standing at the lectern with Richard Lawler, a trustee, told the assembled.

  •     In the aquaculture report she delivered to her colleagues at the East Hampton Town Trustees’ meeting on Tuesday, Stephanie Forsberg said that levels of cochlodinium, or rust tide, had decreased from the levels measured in local waters two weeks earlier.

  •     The East Hampton Village Board will host a roundtable discussion on deer management at the Emergency Services Building on Monday at 1 p.m. Representatives from the Village Preservation Society, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, the Town of East Hampton, the East Hampton Group for Wildlife, the Garden Club of East Hampton, and the Maidstone Club are expected to participate, and input from residents will be welcomed.

  •     Registered East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott School District voters approved the East Hampton Library’s 2014 budget on Saturday. The vote was 162 to 43 in favor of a $2.1 million budget, representing an increase of $141,000 over this year. Next year’s budget will result in an average tax increase of $7.76 for homeowners.

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