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  • A new budget, a new village administrator, a new lighted crosswalk, and a new source of fuel at the Emergency Services Building were topics of discussion at an East Hampton Village Board work session last Thursday.
  •    “With every major renovation comes some noise and mess,” reads a letter posted in the window of Cirillo’s Market, also known as the Amagansett I.G.A., “and I ask for patience as we all work through this.”
        Fran Cirillo, owner of the market, posted this open letter to customers when a long-planned renovation recently got under way. With a targeted completion date of late June, the 5,000-plus-square-foot expansion on the building’s west side is well in progress.

  • Eighteen months after a fire destroyed Scoville Hall, its charred husk still stands.
  • Over the course of lengthy and sometimes combative remarks, the board listened quietly as speakers cited a deep bond with their pets and “the old bucolic, wonderful ways of East Hampton” as grounds to table a measure they called misguided and pointless. It was even suggested that board members retire or be voted out of office should they act to further regulate dogs’ presence on village beaches.
  •    To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Amagansett School District’s founding, the school’s sixth graders have created the Then and Now project, which looks at the district from its creation to the present.

  •     The Amagansett School has a new principal. At its meeting on Tuesday night, members of the school’s board voted unanimously to appoint Robert M. Brisbane to the position.
        The appointment of Dr. Brisbane, who holds certifications in the areas of school district administrator and nursery, kindergarten, and grades one through six, is effective May 6. He will be acting principal through June 30, at which time a three-year contract will commence. The principal has been hired at an annual salary of $160,000.

  •     Two East Hampton Village police officers were promoted in a ceremony at the village board’s meeting on Friday.
        Detective Gregory J. Brown was promoted to the rank of sergeant, at an annual base salary of $130,658, and Officer Steven B. Sheades was transferred to the detective division. His annual base salary will be $115,184. Both promotions are effective as of Wednesday.

  •    The tenant in Brooklyn returned to Japan, so I took the opportunity to paint the living room and remove a bunch more belongings, not that I have space for them here.
        In the odd spare minute, I’ll go through shoeboxes filled with old photographs, mostly 31/2-by-31/2-inch Kodacolor prints, a blurred or fading date stamp on the back. Those that catch my eye get scanned and placed on a little stack on the desk, where they lay bare the magnitude of change.

  •    “You don’t want to come in to a bike shop and see 10 bikes,” Khanh Ngo observed, standing in his newly opened Khanh Sports and Boutique. “You want to see 100.”

  • The construction site behind the East Hampton Library is beginning to resemble what it will soon become — a 6,800-square-foot children’s wing.

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