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  • With the unofficial start of summer upon us, music is about to fill the air, indoors and out, in the golden sunlight and late into the starry night.
  • Tom Knobel, the chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee and a former member of the town board and town trustees, intends to challenge the incumbent, Larry Cantwell.
  • The scarcity of parking in Amagansett’s commercial district, along with potential remedies and enforcement, were primary topics of discussion at the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee on Monday.

  • If a legally pre-existing structure that does not conform to current zoning is moved and expanded, is it still legal? The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals spent some time on this question Friday despite the fact that the village code says such structures cannot be expanded.

  • The sixth annual Montauk Music Festival, featuring artists old and new, homegrown and hailing from as far as Texas, begins tonight with an opening party at Gurney’s Inn. From tonight until the festival’s conclusion on Sunday, Montauk will rock to more than 300 performances by some 80 acts at over 30 venues.
  • The East Hampton Village Board's tentative 2015-16 budget, unveiled last Thursday, includes money to extend its paid emergency medical services program so that a first responder can be on staff around the clock seven days a week.
  • The State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday that due to the detection of a marine biotoxin the harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods, such as whelks, conchs, and moon snails, was temporarily prohibited in approximately 3,900 acres in the Town of Southampton.
  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation that would authorize the five East End towns to create a work-force housing fund to help residents achieve homeownership through zero-interest loans of up to $250,000.
  • A pilot project aimed at reducing the flow of nitrogen into surface waters would see the installation of a permeable reactive barrier at the head of Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton.
  • The metropolitan New York region will experience a broad-based acceleration of climate change in the coming decades, marked by coastal flooding, heat waves, and extreme precipitation, according to panelists at a discussion held at the East Hampton Library.

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