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  • The East Hampton Town Trustees own and manage the town’s waterways on behalf of the public, as set forth in the Dongan Patent of 1686. They have debated the proposed ban on alcohol in several of their meetings, and have split on whether to support any ban, with a majority opposed.

  • After a brief public hearing, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a $20.29 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Friday.

    The budget represents a spending increase of $550,000 and results in a tax increase of 2.14 percent, a rate comparable to the average over the last seven years.

    The proposed spending increase required the board to vote to authorize an override of the property tax cap, which it did last month.

  • Crossroads Music in Amagansett will present a concert by the Complete Unknowns, a band that celebrates the music of Bob Dylan, on Wednesday at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets are $20, or $18 for members, with prime orchestra seats at $40, $38 for members. The show will begin with a guitar performance by Matty Liot at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, a preview mini-concert will be held at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett at 6 p.m.

  • Hundreds of residents attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony before viewing the fruits of several years of planning, fund-raising, and construction of a new wing at the East Hampton Library.
  • The $6.5 million expansion and renovation of the East Hampton Library, which adds 6,800 square feet housing a new children's reading room and the Baldwin Family Lecture Room, will be unveiled Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
  • The matter of Steven Spielberg’s garage and storage structure on Apaquogue Road, which needs an area variance to permit its continued existence, came before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell has suggested a countywide ban on disposable plastic shopping bags.

    Mr. Cantwell said he had proposed the idea at a recent meeting of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association. “That is a more comprehensive way to do it,” he said. “I’m hoping that the supervisors are going to support that request to the county.”

  • Elbert Edwards and Bruce Siska were easily re-elected to the East Hampton Village Board on Tuesday. When the polls closed at 9 p.m., Mr. Edwards had received 55 votes; 53 votes were cast for Mr. Siska. Three write-in votes were cast, with two for Michael Elinski and one for John Wessberg.

  • A proposed ban on alcoholic beverages at Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue Beaches in Amagansett remains an irritant among the East Hampton Town Trustees
  • The Republican Party’s primary election to determine the candidate who will face the incumbent, Representative Tim Bishop, will take place on June 24. The primary pits Lee Zeldin, a two-term state senator from Shirley, against George Demos, an attorney formerly  with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who lives in Stony Brook.

    Mr. Bishop, who is seeking a seventh term in what is expected to be a closely contested election, does not face a primary challenger.

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