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  • With scallop season barely under way, an 8,000-square-foot scallop sanctuary on the east side of Napeague Harbor, one of two shellfish sanctuaries in East Hampton Town waterways, was breached last week.
  • A sterilization program should accompany lethal methods used to cull the deer population in the Village of East Hampton, the executive director of the Village Preservation Society told the village board at its meeting Friday.
  • Three days after work on a massive rock revetment at an oceanfront house on West End Road in East Hampton began on Veterans Day, a state judge has ordered it to a halt.
  • An attorney for the East Hampton Town Trustees continued an urgent legal effort to stop construction of a rock revetment. Construction commenced on Monday, Veterans Day, when courts were closed
  • Funding for the East Hampton Library’s expansion and renovation, which is nearing completion, was substantially augmented on Monday with the actor Alec Baldwin’s donation of $1 million for the new children’s addition
  •        The beaches in East Hampton Village were largely a success story in 2013, the village board was told at its work session last Thursday, but its trees are suffering and in urgent need of protection.

  •        “Over-testing” in general, and including what are called field tests — trial questions that may be used on future exams but on which students are nopt graded — continue to concern educators, Eleanor Tritt, the Amagansett School superintendent, told the school board at its meeting Tuesday morning.

  •     It seems perfectly appropriate that a meeting at the crossroads — in this case, Crossroads Music on Amagansett Square — should spark a local musical phenomenon.

  • The owners of waterfront properties are seeing sharp increases in the cost of their federal flood insurance premiums
  •        The composition of the East Hampton Town Trustees will remain largely unchanged following Tuesday’s vote. Unofficial results indicate that all seven of the incumbent trustees were re-elected. With absentee ballots yet to be counted, however, the winners of the final two positions on the nine-member board are yet to be determined.

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  • Weather permitting, Suffolk County’s division of vector control will apply methoprene via helicopter to parts of salt marshes at Napeague in Amagansett, Accabonac Harbor in East Hampton, and at Jagger Lane and North Sea in eastern Southampton.
  • Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. asked those attending the village board meeting on Friday to remain standing following the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance for a moment of silence to remember the nine people murdered in Charleston, S.C.
  • In a sure sign that spring isn't too far off, the Amagansett Chamber of Commerce has named the grand marshal of its seventh annual Am O'Gansett Parade, which will begin at 12:01 p.m. on March 14 and conclude a few minutes later.

    With a theme of "Music is the Message," Michael Clark, who owns Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square, has been named this year's grand marshal. The announcement came at noon on Thursday.

  • Motorists and shoppers may have been confused this month by the ticket-dispensing machines at the entrance to the Reutershan and Barns Schenck parking lots in the East Hampton Village business district. On some days this month, the machines, from which motorists are to take a ticket allowing two hours' parking, were covered and out of service. On other days, they were not.

  • The Clamshell Foundation will hold its Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off on Sunday at American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett as a kickoff to its membership and fund-raising drive.

    The entry fee for individual home cooks is $25; for professionals, it is $100. The contestants will be limited to 32, and advance registration is required. Those interested can do so online at clamshellfoundation.org, under the “events” page, or by filling out a registration form at the Legion post.

  • The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the next installment of its Architectural Sessions program on Friday at 6 p.m. PRO BONO: Architects Who Serve Humanity will feature a discussion focusing on two architects who volunteer their time to charitable causes.

  • Cormac Orr, a third-grade student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, was named this year's honorary Mayor for the Day in East Hampton Village. A ceremony at which the other mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., read a proclamation honoring Cormac was held at the East Hampton Village Board's meeting on Friday.

    Cormac, who is 9, is a participant in Project Most, an after-school enrichment program for elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools. He won two gold medals in the Special Olympics last year.

  • Christmas Eve
    On Wednesday, Christmas Eve services will happen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 5 p.m., and a candlelight service at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church will begin at 7 p.m.

    A Christmas Day service will start at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s.

  • Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

  • In the wake of highly publicized police killings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial.