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  • There’s a popular posting you may have seen on social media, in which photographs and quotes by Kanye West and Jimi Hendrix are paired. The former declares himself “a creative genius, and there’s no other way to word it.” That is juxtaposed with the latter’s declaration that “I wouldn’t say that I’m the greatest guitarist ever. I’d say probably that I’m the greatest guitarist sitting in this chair.”
  • Residents and visitors to the South Fork can learn how to bid farewell to the internal combustion engine and reduce their carbon footprint without leaving East Hampton, thanks to the opening on Friday of a Tesla Motors location on Newtown Lane.
  • Skepticism on proposed limits despite an increase in four-wheel traffic.
  • Representatives of PSEG Long Island updated the East Hampton Village Board about upcoming maintenance work in the Town of East Hampton at the board’s meeting on Friday.
  • Chief Gerard Larsen of the East Hampton Village police introduced the newest member of the department to the village board on Friday.
  • Unlike the 2015 holiday season, when downtown East Hampton was marked by vacant stores and signs bearing some version of “See you next summer,” Main Street and Newtown Lane, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, are abuzz with renovations and new occupancies.
  • A few residents had considered a bid for mayor or trustee, or encouraged others to do so in the wake of some controversial moves in the last year.
  • For Kim Field and Randy Weinstein, the biggest challenge of Saturday’s performance and presentation at the East Hampton Library will be to pack as much information, and wailing, bluesy sounds, into a single hour.
  • Ken Collum, the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer, continued to oppose one component of an application on behalf of the Highway Restaurant and Bar on the Montauk Highway from the Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, which owns the property, as the Zoning Board of Appeals debated it on Friday.
  • The federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for his research on Long Island’s water quality problems.

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