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  • The “never-ending saga of Driftwood Shores,” as the clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees put it, was once again a topic at that body’s meeting on Monday.
  • It took longer than anticipated, but last month a 1977 Citroen H van rolled into the Kirk Park Beach parking lot in Montauk and Bex Waffles was open for business.
  • The East Hampton Village Board expressed its collective support for a strategy of lower risk and moderate income when the village's investment adviser delivered an annual update at the board's work session last Thursday.
  • Staff at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac and the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge have thanked visitors for respecting the beach closures.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ attempt to open Georgica Pond to the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday was abandoned for the time being.
  • With the release on Tuesday of “Pedro ’n’ Pip,” a rock ’n’ roll odyssey about a girl and an octopus who partner to clean up the oceans, Taylor Barton, a singer and songwriter who has released multiple albums, offers a 25-year-old creation in an innovative new form that marries text, images, and sound.
  • Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Jenni Muldaur, Teddy Thompson, and a band led by G.E. Smith entertained in Springs on Saturday.
  • David Geffen’s request to allow extensive alterations to his two-acre oceanfront property, all seaward of the coastal erosion hazard area line, drew pointed questions and skepticism from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
  • Suzanne Vega, a singer-songwriter who has forged a three-decades-plus career in an ever-shifting musical landscape, said “a mix of old and new songs” from her extensive catalog is in store when she performs at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • A prohibition on the harvesting of crabs and other marine life from Georgica Pond, which has been in effect since July 1 because of the blue-green algae bloom that appeared in June, is being lifted this week, as the East Hampton Town Trustees voted on Monday to remove the signs warning against its consumption or exposure to the pond’s water.

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