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  • The Amagansett branch of Capital One, at 100 Montauk Highway just west of the hamlet’s retail district, will close on April 24.     The bank’s customers were informed of the closing in a letter dated Jan. 21. The letter explained that accounts will be transferred to the Capital One branch at 40 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, with no change to accounts or account numbers.

  • The intertwined musical history of Bob Dylan and the Band will be explored on Saturday when the Complete Unknowns, a group that performs the music of Mr. Dylan, and the HooDoo Loungers, a group known for its funky, New Orleans style, pay tribute to the legendary artists at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

  • “It might have been a bright blue day, but rainclouds had to come this way,” sang a sometime resident of Amagansett, Paul McCartney. “They're watering everything that they can see.”

  • The battle over an alcohol ban at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett intensified on Tuesday when Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell and Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc visited a meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees.
  • The church’s outreach efforts are not limited to its large and diverse congregation; rather, they are extended to anyone residing in the greater East Hampton area.
  • The East Hampton Village Board would like to reduce the default speed limit in the village from 30 to 25 miles per hour.
  • Months after blueprints were drawn and its proposed location delineated, and well over a decade after discussions began, construction of a public restroom in the municipal parking lot north of Main Street in Amagansett is once again on hold.

  • The building housing East Hampton Bowl, which closed in 2013, will be demolished and replaced by a smaller structure of “more or less traditional” design if Jeffrey Suchman, the new owner of the property at 71 Montauk Highway, obtains a variance from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals to exceed its lot coverage limitation.

  • I’ve been in the presence of Phil Spector twice, so I can say with a measure of confidence that I am very lucky to be alive.

  • Glenn Feit has had his share of anxious moments. “It’s enough to take a bar exam,” said the partner in the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. “It’s enough to speak before hundreds of people in court. I’m a pilot,” he added, “and I’ve done all kinds of tests and so on.”

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  • In a sure sign that spring isn't too far off, the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named the grand marshal of its seventh annual Am O'Gansett Parade, which will begin at 12:01 p.m. on March 14 and conclude a few minutes later.

    With a theme of "Music is the Message," Michael Clark, who owns Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square, has been named this year's grand marshal. The announcement came at noon on Thursday.

  • Motorists and shoppers may have been confused this month by the ticket-dispensing machines at the entrance to the Reutershan and Barns Schenck parking lots in the East Hampton Village business district. On some days this month, the machines, from which motorists are to take a ticket allowing two hours' parking, were covered and out of service. On other days, they were not.

  • The Clamshell Foundation will hold its Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett as a kickoff to its membership and fund-raising drive.

    The entry fee for individual home cooks is $25; for professionals, it is $100. The contestants will be limited to 32, and advance registration is required. Those interested can do so online at clamshellfoundation.org, under the “events” page, or by filling out a registration form at the Legion post.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next installment of its Architectural Sessions program on Friday at 6 p.m. PRO BONO: Architects Who Serve Humanity will feature a discussion focusing on two architects who volunteer their time to charitable causes.

  • Cormac Orr, a third-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, was named this year's honorary Mayor for the Day in East Hampton Village. A ceremony at which the other mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., read a proclamation honoring Cormac was held at the East Hampton Village Board's meeting on Friday.

    Cormac, who is 9, is a participant in Project Most, an after-school enrichment program for elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools. He won two gold medals in the Special Olympics last year.

  • Christmas Eve
    On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

    A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.

  • Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police killings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial.

  • 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.