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  • The unmistakable signs of spring are stirring. The eighth annual Am O’Gansett Parade, which its organizers proclaim is the world’s shortest, will commence at noon on Saturday and conclude a few minutes later.
  • With a proposed work force housing development at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett raising questions about an influx of school-aged children and an increased tax burden, the Amagansett School Board will host an information session in the school gymnasium on March 19.
  • East Hampton High and Middle School tuition for students who live in outlying districts is set to decrease next year, but kindergarten through sixth-grade tuition, affecting students from the Sagaponack and Wainscott School Districts, will go up.
  • The Suffolk County Independence Party has endorsed Dave Calone, a businessman and former chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, in his bid to represent New York’s First Congressional District.
  • Forty members of the Surfrider Foundation participated in the organization’s national lobbying effort on Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C.
  • To remain under New York State’s tax levy cap, the Amagansett School District would be limited to a .16-percent tax levy increase, or $14,000, in the 2016-17 school year, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the school board as its preliminary budget was unveiled on Feb. 23.
  • One year, ago, when The Star wrote about Glenn Feit’s “Fingerpicking Second Act,” the semiretired attorney was five years into a resumed study of the guitar after a false start four decades earlier. His renewed interest, he said, had coincided with his 80th birthday, and after honing his chops on stages across the South Fork he felt ready to take that second act into the studio.
  • Hugh King, East Hampton Town’s town crier; Dell Cullum, an Amagansett native, photographer, and naturalist, and Katherine C.H.E., a musician, will take part in a celebration of the Amagansett Free Library’s centennial on Saturday. The community has been invited to “put on their party hats.”
  • A community oyster garden will begin with a pilot program this spring in East Hampton's Three Mile Harbor.

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