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  • The eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting oceans and beaches, has scored victories near and far in recent months.
  • “This storefront is more my style,” Beth Eckhardt said last week, as her business, Amagansett Flowers by Beth, began to blossom in its new home at 255 Main Street. “I’ve had my eye on this building for a long time, and it just so happens. . . .”
  • With winter flounder said to be almost nonexistent, Anne McElroy of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to endorse the collection of data this summer in Napeague Harbor to find out why.
  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals pondered a multifaceted application from the Everit Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Montauk Highway on Friday.
  • A sign erected on the beach at Barnes Landing in Amagansett is misleading, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed at their meeting on Monday, and should be modified.
  • While Congress moves toward providing emergency funding to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus, an East Hampton Town trustee is urging residents to be proactive in preventing the proliferation of the mosquito that carries it.
  • The weekly Jam Session at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor is a jazz aficionado’s paradise, with a number of accomplished musicians participating in the 7-to-9 p.m. shows.
  • With throngs of summer visitors soon to descend on the town and its ocean beaches, a New England manufacturer of surfboards has expanded to Amagansett, where experienced and aspiring surfers alike can build their own wooden surfboards in three or four-day classes starting on May 12.
  • “You’ve met everyone!” Durell Godfrey exclaimed last Thursday, just after the editorial meeting and moments before the bombshell tossed by TMZ, the celebrity-gossip website, landed in the office: Prince was dead.
  • Although the quality of waterways overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees is generally excellent the negative effects of housing density and inadequate septic systems are evident.

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