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  • The Army Corps of Engineers has indicated that its Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Plan, decades in the making, will provide significantly less sand to replenish Montauk’s downtown ocean beach than town officials had hoped.
  • Of the estimated 9 billion tons of plastic generated since 1950, some 6.3 billion tons exist in the form of plastic waste, a volume that has overwhelmed our waste management and infrastructure capabilities, with a result of about 8 million tons of plastic waste entering the oceans every year.
  • Insisting that the Town of East Hampton, not to mention civilization itself, faces imminent climate chaos, four residents urged the town trustees on Monday night to look positively on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm.
  • A small garage proposed on a 0.3-acre property may require “one variance too far,” the chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals said on Friday, after three neighbors complained about what they said was excessive coverage on the lot.
  • The East Hampton Town Board collectively denounced the increase in takeoffs and landings at East Hampton Airport in a press release issued last Thursday, calling a 29-percent increase in helicopter flights between 2016 and last year a direct consequence of a federal Court of Appeals’ November 2016 ruling that the town could not independently enact the curfews and limits it had set the previous year.
  • Responding to concerns from parents of children who swim at a small beach inside the mouth of Three Mile Harbor at Maidstone Park in Springs, the East Hampton Town Trustees erected sections of split-rail fencing last month to discourage trucks from backing down to the water’s edge.
  • The East Hampton Town Board announced yesterday that the town has maintained its top-tier AAA credit rating, as affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service.
  • Health Care Workers for Gershon, C.S.E.A. Backs Thiele,
  • As part of the Long Island Shellfish Restoration Project that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last September, a two-year effort to raise four million clams in Lake Montauk has launched with the installation of two floating upweller systems at Gurney’s Yacht Club in Montauk.
  • With the month of August has come a new face to East Hampton and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Leandra Lambert, ordained as a deacon in March, began serving as curate, or assistant, to the Rev. Denis Brunelle on Aug. 1.

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