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  • As they have in recent years, the guitarist G.E. Smith and the musician Taylor Barton-Smith, who live in Amagansett, will liven up the South Fork’s off-season with a host of special events at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, starting on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the launch of the Portraits series.
  • Crossroads Music, an instrument shop at Amagansett Square, will close at the end of the year.
  • A report from the state’s inspector general’s office was critical of several of the Department of Environmental Conservation's enforcement practices as they relate to the commercial fishing industry.
  • Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has taught in the United States for 20 years, returned to the Ross School in East Hampton last week, where he constructed and later dismantled a sand mandala.

  • Nine months after business owners and their representatives expressed displeasure at proposed amendments to the East Hampton Village lighting code, prompting the village board to table them, the board took up the amendments at a work session last Thursday.
  • When Dell Cullum was asked to assume leadership of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife in August, he did so with the understanding that a potential opportunity could mean an abrupt resignation.
  • The campaign for East Hampton Town Board and supervisor intensified this week with Democratic Party officials suggesting that the Republican candidates have coordinated with a new political action committee with ties to an out-of-state helicopter charter service. Republicans deny any coordination.

  • In a stirring ceremony in the Amagansett School’s gymnasium on Friday, a ribbon was cut to celebrate the arrival on Sept. 19 of the original Amagansett schoolhouse, built in 1802 by Samuel Schellinger and donated to the district by Huntington and Adelaide Sheldon, on whose property it sat for decades.
  • Two East Hampton Town trustees, one of whom is seeking re-election in November, have attended fewer than half of the board’s meetings in 2015 and a third, whose attendance has waned, has decided this will be her last term for the time being.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ 25th annual Largest Clam Contest, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday at the American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett, has been postponed.

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