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  •    Chris and Kristen Vila appeared before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday with scaled-back plans for an addition to their house on Mill Hill Lane.
        Though far more amenable to the revised plans, board members expressed lingering skepticism and pressed the couple’s representatives for satisfactory answers.

  • The village board will hold a hearing aon Friday on a proposed code amendment that would require dogs to be leashed within 500 feet of beach road ends.
  • The East Hampton Village should modify roads and educate motorists in order to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians
  •     A plan to improve public safety by better controlling traffic and crowds at Indian Wells Beach was presented to the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting Monday night. 
        Armed with the current draft proposal, Capt. Michael Sarlo of the East Hampton Town Police Department addressed committee members as to the concerted effort to limit idling cars and nonresidents’ vehicular access, as well as to police the hundreds-strong gatherings for which the beach has become infamous.

  •     Next month, the Amagansett School will mark the 200th anniversary of the district’s founding. In her comments at the school board’s meeting on Tuesday, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, said that the occasion will be observed with the unveiling of “Then and Now,” a project on which sixth-grade students have been working for almost one year.

  • East Hampton Town has three affordable-housing complexes for senior citizens, but no market-rate housing for the large baby boomer generation now entering retirement years
  •     This old house will be renovated and modified, but not to the exact specifications that Chris Vila and Kristen Schonwald-Vila hoped.

  •    It’s really been a long time since I observed Easter in any meaningful way — or in any way at all. Tradition lived on this year, with an afternoon drive to Brooklyn and a late dinner, alone in my near-empty apartment, of Indian takeout and a couple Heinekens.

  •    On Saturday, under sunny skies and in the warmest weather the South Fork has known in months, crowds descended on two-plus acres of beautifully landscaped grounds to experience a new beginning amid the rebirth of spring.
        With a move to the former Jos. A. Hren Nurseries at 530 Montauk Highway, Groundworks Landscaping Inc., founded in 2002 by Linda Silich, Kim Hren, and Andy Silich, has consolidated its business onto one site.

  •    The familiar sights and sounds of children and families talking and laughing as they munch on pizza and sip soda returned to Fierro’s Pizza last Thursday. Al Fierro, a co-founder of the pizzeria, which opened at 104 Park Place in East Hampton in 1983, was back behind the counter, along with Stephen Hickey, his new business partner. A portrait of Mr. Fierro’s father, Albert Fierro Jr., looked down from a wall by the counter and a Yankees preseason game played out on the television overhead. All was right in this little slice of the universe.

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