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  •    The tenant in Brooklyn returned to Japan, so I took the opportunity to paint the living room and remove a bunch more belongings, not that I have space for them here.
        In the odd spare minute, I’ll go through shoeboxes filled with old photographs, mostly 31/2-by-31/2-inch Kodacolor prints, a blurred or fading date stamp on the back. Those that catch my eye get scanned and placed on a little stack on the desk, where they lay bare the magnitude of change.

  •    “You don’t want to come in to a bike shop and see 10 bikes,” Khanh Ngo observed, standing in his newly opened Khanh Sports and Boutique. “You want to see 100.”

  • The construction site behind the East Hampton Library is beginning to resemble what it will soon become — a 6,800-square-foot children’s wing.
  •    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.

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