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  • The Amagansett School Board unanimously adopted a $10.47 million 2016-17 budget proposal that will increase the tax levy by $327,000, or 3.74 percent, piercing the New York State-imposed tax levy cap.
  • The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and the East End New Leaders will host an open forum on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary and the Nov. 8 presidential election tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
  • The East Hampton Village Design Review Board ruled on Wednesday that a silver sculpture situated outside the new Mannix Studio of Art on Gingerbread Lane must be removed.
  • The program, hosted by the trustees, will also include a talk by Barley Dunne, director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, on its efforts to seed waterways with native shellfish. An interactive dialogue will follow.
  • The inlet between Hog Creek and Gardiner’s Bay in East Hampton was dredged on March 30 and last Thursday, after the Army Corps of Engineers modified a permit to allow the work.
  • Oh man, that was fun. Though it went by in a flash, as I’ve been telling people since Sunday, it was well worth it. Well worth the 57-mile after-work drive to and from the rehearsal studio in Bohemia. Well worth the hours holed up in the tiny and cluttered studio/writing room at home, learning new songs. And well worth all of Saturday’s downtime as the hours ticked away and the butterflies took flight.
  • It has now been more than 20 years since Jerry Garcia, guitarist and cofounder of the Grateful Dead, died at age 53, effectively ending the band’s 30-year lifespan. In the ensuing years, however, the Dead’s influence has not only persisted, but directly inspired both countless other bands and an entire musical genre.
  • The East Hampton Village Design Review Board will decide on Wednesday whether or not a silver sculpture situated outside a recently opened art studio on Gingerbread Lane will have to come down.
  • The Zika virus, spread primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization last month.

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