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  • During a Tuesday meeting, the East Hampton Town Trustees showed clear irritation at what they called pressure from residents of trustee-owned land at Lazy Point.
  • The most toxic form of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was present among the bacteria that were first detected in July in Georgica Pond in East Hampton. The finding was the result of research conducted by Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University on behalf of the East Hampton Town Trustees, who closed the pond to the harvesting of marine life through the summer and fall.

  • An environmental engineering firm tasked with developing a water-quality management plan for the Hook Pond watershed area should be selected by next month. 

    Becky Molinaro, the East Hampton Village administrator, delivered an update on the Hook Pond Water Quality Improvement Project to the village board at a brief work session last Thursday. The initiative is a collaboration with the town, the East Hampton Town Trustees, and community organizations.

  • Citing recent heavy rainfall and stormwater runoff, the State Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed several waterways in East Hampton and Southampton to the harvesting of shellfish.
  • The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee voted on Monday to inform the East Hampton Town Board that it is considering whether to request a hamlet study in which problems related to housing, wastewater, transportation, utility lines, and beaches would be identified and addressed.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police shootings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen tomorrow from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial. Those in attendance plan to hold placards with the name of a victim of such incidents.

  • It was 20 years ago today that the Rev. Dr. Katrina Foster was ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is the pastor of two congregations, in Amagansett and Montauk.
  • An Oct. 8 letter from the Wainscott School Board to the district’s taxpayers about a proposed affordable housing development was called “inflammatory” and “a blindside” from “a very small but very vocal group” at a meeting on Friday at the senior citizens housing complex at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.

  • The utility poles have been treated with pentachlorophenol, a wood preservative that is restricted to use in utility poles and railroad ties in the United States.
  • Three years after it was destroyed by fire, demolition of the remains of Scoville Hall, owned by the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, has begun.

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