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  •     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.

  •    Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood that exploded in popularity in the late 1990s, has come a long way — literally. As hopeful residents were priced out of its traditional borders, adjacent neighborhoods filled up and gentrified, pushing the neighborhood’s uber-cool phenomenon in every direction but west, where new high-rise buildings stop at the East River’s edge.

  •    Corky Laing, legendary rock ’n’ roll drummer and resident of Greenport, will return to the Bay Street Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. to perform “Heavy Metal Humor,” a one-man show that draws on his half-century as an entertainer.

        Mr. Laing, best known for his tenure in the group Mountain, performed his show, “The Best Seat in the House,” at Bay Street on May 18. His return engagement comes on the heels of two sold-out performances on Nantucket.

  • The issue of a public restroom in Amagansett — which has become something of an inside joke despite years of discussion — was abruptly pushed to the front burner when a land-use consultant announced that Randy Lerner has proposed a building that would house two unisex restrooms and a retail space.
  •     Like the post-Labor Day calm that descended on East Hampton Village last week, the village board’s work session last Thursday was brief, quiet, and uneventful.

  • For administrators at the Amagansett School, like those at other schools across the state, the new school year means exciting beginnings but also the return to a challenging set of new state and federal standards, known as the Common Core.
  •     Cochlodinium, or rust tide, has been discovered in Three Mile Harbor, Northwest Harbor, and Accabonac Harbor.

        At the meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees on Tuesday night, Stephanie Forsberg, in the aquaculture report she delivered to her colleagues, reported the recent discovery. Cochlodinium, she said, is algae that can be fatal to shellfish and finfish, but is not harmful to humans when ingested.

  •    “It seemed like such a cool thing to do,” said David Browne, author and journalist. “Merge your love of music and love of writing.”
        Last month, Mr. Browne was a featured guest at Authors Night, the East Hampton Library’s annual fund-raiser. There, he signed copies of “Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970,” in which he examines these artists and their work in the context of the seismic political and historical events surrounding them.

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