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  • The first national marine monument in the Atlantic, designated last month by President Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act, has been criticized by commercial fishermen who say it will harm their livelihoods while failing to achieve its intended purposes.
  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation granting the Village of Sag Harbor authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary, expanding its jurisdictional reach into an additional area in East Hampton Town waters.
  • It isn’t officially part of the Hamptons International Film Festival, but a short film with local ties will be screened at the Sag Harbor Cinema on Saturday.
  • As the South Fork is enveloped in autumn’s abundant colors, a recently opened farm stand is offering the fruits of long labor in Bridgehampton’s fertile fields.
  • The proposed renovation of a historic timber-frame house opposite Town Pond drew mostly praise from members of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
  • East Hampton Village’s zoning board of appeals is likely to grant a freshwater wetlands permit to the East Hampton Town Trustees allowing the trustees to use village-owned property at the end of Cove Hollow Road for access, staging, and dewatering the spoil from a proposed dredging of the Georgica Cove portion of Georgica Pond.
  • The annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival, a celebration of the community through live music, starts tonight and continues through Sunday. The weekend offers a headline concert and fund-raiser, an abundance of free performances by South Fork musicians, and a music-themed film.
  • East Hampton Town and the town trustees have lost their appeal of a State Supreme Court decision against granting summary judgment in two lawsuits seeking to prohibit vehicles on two stretches of the ocean beach at Napeague.
  • Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that advocates the phased-in imposition of a fee on fossil fuels that would be rebated in full to households, claimed a significant victory on Monday in announcing that Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking re-election to represent New York’s First Congressional District, has joined its bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.
  • Edwina von Gal of the Perfect Earth Project, a Springs organization that promotes toxin-free landscaping, addressed the board and proposed a partnership in which Perfect Earth would cite the village as a toxin-free municipality.

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