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  •     Tickets are still available for the annual Rock the Farm fund-raiser, which happens on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Ocean View Farm, 551 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. The English Beat, which the Web site allmusic.com called “one of the most important ska revivalist groups,” will headline the show, and special guest artists will also perform. Fifty-five American and seven British veterans who suffered traumatic injuries in combat will attend the concert.

  • The multiple expressions of frustration underscored the uneasy balance between year-round residents’ quality of life and the town’s dependence on tourist dollars.
  •     East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. announced last week that Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aa2 rating with a positive financial outlook to the village’s proposed $3.3 million serial bond offering, and affirmed the Aa2 rating on current outstanding obligations. The rating represents an assessment of high quality and very low credit risk.

  •    The Village Preservation Society of East Hampton will host an informational forum on deer control next Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street. Dr. Anthony DeNicola, president and co-founder of White Buffalo Inc., will be the forum’s guest speaker. White Buffalo, a nonprofit wildlife management and research organization, is dedicated to conserving native species and ecosystems through damage and population control, according to its Web site. Dr.

  •     Diane McNally, clerk of the East Hampton Town trustees, reported at their meeting on Tuesday that the trustees were copied on a letter from Suffolk County to Supervisor Bill Wilkinson regarding the 2013-14 dredging season. The county, she said, seeks an up-to-date condition assessment of waterways affected by shoaling, including a map of soundings, by July 27.

  •    The Golden Eagle, a local institution that has long provided fine-art supplies, children’s art supplies and toys, fun and unusual gifts, and year-round art instruction for adults and children, will close its doors on Sept. 30.
        Elizabeth Dow, an artist and designer who is director of the Applied Arts School for the Arts in Amagansett, will take occupancy on Oct. 1. The Golden Eagle’s owners, Nancy and Tom Rowan, are seeking a new location for the store, which they have run at 14 Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton since 2001.

  •     In a grove of cedars in the woods of Springs, Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel have taken architecture into an unexpected, although appropriate, realm: the outdoors.

        The couple, who are architects, have lived in a “raised ranch, split-level, postmodern bungalow” (in their words) for 22 years. In the course of those two-plus decades, they have taken the art and science of constructing buildings and, one could say, turned it inside out, creating a series of outdoor “rooms” filled with surprise.

  • Trustees also debate Georgica Pond, vector control
  • A complex presentation before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on June 28 demonstrated the increased scrutiny applications concerning oceanfront properties will face in a post-Hurricane Sandy world.
  •     Frank Newbold, a member of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals since 2004, was appointed its chairman with a one-year term when the village board held its annual organizational meeting on Monday. Mr. Newbold, who had been the board’s vice chairman, replaces Andrew Goldstein, who will no longer be on the panel. The open seat will be filled by Craig Humphrey, who was an alternate member, for a three-year term. Ray Harden was appointed to a five-year term as an alternate.

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  • 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.