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  •     This time, despite not one but two unscheduled stops on the Expressway, the Jitney arrives right on time. I alight and walk in the sunshine toward the meeting place, just as on the previous Saturday.

        The November afternoon is surprisingly, wonderfully warm, and at Park Avenue I turn south. It was a good idea to leave the jacket behind, unburdened by the unnecessary, the better to roam freely.

        Back on my feet again / I’m back on the street again / I’m back on the top again.

  •     The eagle has landed.

        After the surprising and unwelcome discovery in June that their lease at 14 Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton would not be renewed, Nancy and Tom Rowan, owners of the Golden Eagle, embarked on a search for a new location. Meanwhile, patrons of the local institution mourned the imminent loss of their go-to provider of fine art supplies, children’s art supplies and toys, and fun and unusual gifts. After a 30, then 50, then 75-percent-off sale, the store on Gingerbread Lane closed in mid-September.

  •     The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals had a lengthy back-and-forth with the former chairman of the board about the definition of garages in the village code and how they can be used.

  •     A search, via its Web site, of the John Jermain Memorial Library’s catalog will yield a wealth of media, from literature to periodicals to DVDs.

  • The Amagansett Fire District will follow the lead of Montauk’s district by hiring a paid advanced life support provider to assist in responding to ambulance calls
  •     With Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and members of the East Hampton Village Board wearing pink in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Friday’s meeting was brief. Two public hearings on proposed amendments to the village code were held, and they were quickly adopted unanimously after no one commented.

  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals announced Friday that it will allow Mollie Zweig to build a rock revetment to protect her oceanfront house on West End Road
  • Despite concerns about potential damage to the adjacent dune, Katherine J. Rayner appears likely to win approval to expand her house at 85 West End Road and build a basement underneath it.
  •    The board of trustees of the Amagansett Library will conduct a study to determine how the library can continue to meet the community’s needs, and has asked the public to attend focus groups, held by an outside facilitator, on Saturday and Wednesday.

        The board seeks input as to whether it is providing the community with good value, adequate staffing, resources, services, and space, and if it is meeting expectations, among other questions.

  •     With her new album, “I Love Being Here With You,” Judy Carmichael has taken her career in a new, yet familiar, direction.

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  • Christmas Eve
    On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

    A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.

  • Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police killings 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 Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial.

  • The East Hampton Lions Club will host its fall blood drive for the Long Island Blood Bank on Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 419, at the corner of Montauk Highway and Abraham's Path. 

    The Lions Club, said Bob Schaefer, its president, has been helping with the blood drive for more than 40 years. The goal is to exceed 150 pints, each of which can help up to three people. 

  • A multi-agency drill for fire rescue and emergency medical services professionals and volunteers is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m. at Amagansett Farm, at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Severe weather will cancel the event.

    The drill is designed to coordinate assets in the event of a large-scale emergency and to allow local and regional agencies to work jointly on multiple scenarios. Participating emergency responders will practice the skills needed to execute rescues in difficult environments.

  • With Tuesday's voting just hours away, Representative Tim Bishop faces an uncertain future as a late Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll puts his challenger, State Senator Lee Zeldin, five points ahead at 50 percent to Mr. Bishop's 45 percent.

  • Representative Tim Bishop joined representatives from the Committee to Restore and Preserve the Amagansett U.S. Life Saving and Coast Guard Station in thanking the United States Merchant Marine Academy for its donation of a wooden lifeboat.