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  • A former three-term trustee, Joe Bloecker, a Republican, made an unsuccessful bid for town assessor in 2013. He has thrown his hat into the ring once again because “the trustees need experienced help. There’s a lot of stuff going on that I don’t think should be.”

  • A native of East Hampton from the Damark family, Tyler Armstrong, a Democrat, said that his study of ecology led to an understanding of “how much everything is connected, and how much people rely on the environment, especially here, where our economy depends on it too.” The abundance of marine life can be greater still, he said, with cleaner waters.

  • Time limits on parking in and around the municipal parking lot in Amagansett should be reduced as a short-term measure to alleviate the parking deficit in the hamlet, the new rules should be enforced aggressively, and, in the long term, the town should acquire more land for parking.  So said Tina Piette at an Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Monday.

  • Members of East Hampton Town’s energy sustainability advisory committee presented a draft climate action plan to the town board on Tuesday, urging its swift adoption and implementation to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • In a brief meeting on Friday, the East Hampton Village Board gave notice of three upcoming public hearings, which are scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Emergency Services Building.
  • Zoning code amendments adopted by the East Hampton Village Board in June, which added graduated formulas for lot coverage and maximum floor areas of structures for parcels larger than one acre, caused a number of construction plans to become noncompliant and led to the revocation of several building permits.

  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ 25th annual Largest Clam Contest, a popular event that had been scheduled for Oct. 4 but was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled.
  • Georgica Pond in East Hampton, which the town trustees have closed to the harvesting of crabs for part of the last two years due to dense blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was opened to the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 7.

  • John Berg, a longtime art director for Columbia Records who oversaw the design of iconic album covers by artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, and Santana, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
  • The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Shellfisheries Section has downgraded approximately 20 acres of bottomland in Accabonac Harbor in Springs from seasonally uncertified to uncertified year round, meaning that the harvesting of shellfish is prohibited. The areas were previously uncertified from May 1 through Nov. 30.

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