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  •    “I went down to Alphabet City a few weekends ago, saw a guy walking with a guitar, felt like this was a bygone era.”
        That may sound like the opening lines of a song — and maybe it is — but in this context, Jamie Grubb, a Springs native, was musing about the state of rock ’n’ roll music, circa 2013.
        “There are no new, 25-year-old, not-so-much-money musicians moving to the East Village. It’s too expensive,” he said.

  •     A contractor hoping to convert the second floor of his commercial building on Lumber Lane into two apartments for his sons, returned to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board on Friday with something to celebrate.

  •    “Boy, this is really a great city. I don’t care what anybody says, it’s really a knockout, you know?”
        These words, along with the soaring melodies of “Rhapsody in Blue,” followed me as the Jitney rolled toward Manhattan. Pick up shoes left for repair three weeks earlier, collect rent from the tenant of my Brooklyn apartment, see a few friends — that was the plan. That, and a brief escape from the solitude of January in Amagansett.

  •    When the Sunday afternoon jam proved impractical to continue in the confines of Crossroads Music, in Amagansett Square, it quickly found a warm welcome a half-mile to the east, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.

  • Affordable housing in East Hampton Village got a small but important boost on Friday.
  •     Implementing a new math curriculum will be a complex and labor-intensive but necessary process, Eleanor Tritt, the superintendent of the Amagansett School, told the school board at its meeting on Tuesday.

  •     The owners of historic timber-frame houses in East Hampton Village will get a zoning bonus that will allow them to build or expand second dwellings on their property following the village board’s adoption on Friday of zoning code amendments designed to encourage preservation of those landmark structures.

  •     Tom Lawrence, a code enforcement officer for East Hampton Village, has resigned effective Feb. 15. At its meeting last Friday, the village board accepted his resignation and authorized payment of $33,066.60 for “unused accumulated time, pursuant to employee agreement.”

  •     An incident last week outside the East Hampton Post Office calls into question the response time of village emergency personnel, J.B. DosSantos, a member of the East Hampton-Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee, said at an East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday.

  • In light of extreme-weather events in 2011 and 2012, it is essential that residents take a more proactive and self-reliant approach to future storms. That was the message from Bruce Bates, the Town of East Hampton’s emergency preparedness coordinator, when he addressed the Amagansett citizens advisory committee on Monday.

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