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  • Laura Tooman assumed the presidency of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk on May 1, just as the town embarked on a monumental effort to protect groundwater, a coastal assessment resiliency plan is developed, hamlet studies proceed, and the summer visitors arrive.
  • Conditions in Georgica Pond are ripe for yet another harmful algal bloom, the East Hampton Town Trustees were told on Monday, and they should consider an emergency opening of the pond to the Atlantic Ocean, which would mitigate the situation.
  • The stage may have been set last week for primary bids for East Hampton Town Board nominations in advance of the November election.
  • After screening Republican and Democratic candidates for town office, the party has endorsed the Democrat Peter Van Scoyoc for town supervisor and his running mates Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Jeffrey Bragman for town board.
  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals considered an application on Friday for minimal variances from the owners of a house that, Frank Newbold, the Z.B.A. chairman, said, “is considered by many people a very important architectural icon in architecture books, built in 1969 by Richard Meier.”
  • The proposed offshore wind farm and water quality were the primary topics of discussion on Monday when the East Hampton Independence Party’s screening committee interviewed candidates for townwide office.
  • The trustees of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society have invited the community to the grand opening and “commissioning” of the historical 1902 structure on Atlantic Avenue, on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • The next installment of the off-season series of concerts at the Southampton Arts Center promises to be one of its most musically adventurous.
  • As the Suffolk County Department of Health’s division of vector control began annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, over salt marshes on the South Fork last week, a pilot program that would ban spraying over a study site next year began to take shape.

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