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  • “The two bands complement each other. I really dig what they do, and love the fact that they sing, their vocals are big. I asked Gary if we could do a double bill, and he went for it. I called Telly, they were psyched to do it, and here we are.”
  • Amid a building boom, East Hampton Village is moving quickly toward further limiting the size of houses and additional structures it will allow on residential property.
  • East Hampton Village is soliciting bids from farmers interested in growing crops on the Gardiner home lot at 36 James Lane. The request for proposals, on two acres of the lot reserved for agriculture, stipulates a five-year commitment.

    Proposals should be submitted to Robert Hefner, the village’s director of historic services, at Village Hall, 86 Main Street, East Hampton 11937, no later than April 28. Specifications can be obtained there from the village administrator’s office, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • The second annual Shoreline Sweep, a cleanup of ocean beaches from Montauk Point to Wainscott, is set for Saturday. Dell Cullum, a wildlife removal specialist and nature photographer who serves on East Hampton Town’s recycling and litter committee, has once again called for volunteers to help in the effort.

  •  In response to requests from baymen, the East Hampton Town Trustees voted on Friday to extend the season for harvesting scallops for one month. The extension, which expires on April 30, applies solely to Three Mile Harbor.

  • While the East Hampton Town Trustees, who manage many of the town’s beaches and waterways on behalf of the public, have signaled grudging acceptance of the town board’s intention to ban alcohol at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett during lifeguard-protected hours on weekends and holidays during the summer, they expressed greater enthusiasm at their meeting on March 25 for a pilot program aimed at reducing litter by removing trash receptacles and instituting a carry-in, carry-out policy there.

  • The Maidstone Club, which last year was granted special and freshwater wetlands permits and area variances to upgrade the irrigation systems on its 18 and 9-hole golf courses, was back before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

    The club now seeks to build a 1,102-square-foot structure with a 214-square-foot patio, to be used for golf instruction in conjunction with an existing practice facility. The project would require a special permit as well as variance relief to allow an accessory building on a lot that does not have a main-use structure.

  • The water quality in bodies overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees is generally excellent, according to a presentation at Town Hall on Monday, but algal blooms that can be harmful to shellfish, finfish, and humans remain a concern.

  • The East Hampton Village Board is expected to grant Starbucks an easement so that the sanitary system at its Main Street location can be upgraded. A resolution to grant the easement may be voted on at the board’s meeting on April 17 and the work is likely to be done in the fall.

  • Two and a half years after his death, Chris Stamp’s life continues to reverberate. Between his origins in East London and his later years in East Hampton, he left an indelible mark on rock ’n’ roll, and through it, the world.

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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.