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  • 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.
  • Changes are afoot in Amagansett’s commercial district. At Amagansett Square, Crossroads Music, which closed at the end of 2015 to the dismay of South Fork musicians, was not the only store to vacate its premises in recent months.
  • The ongoing upgrade of the electricity transmission line at the Long Island Power Authority’s Amagansett substation continues to rankle residents of the hamlet.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees gave formal support on Monday to a state bill that would grant the Village of Sag Harbor authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary, expanding its jurisdictional reach into areas that fall within East Hampton Town.
  • Harvesting offshore wind energy would go a long way toward meeting the South Fork’s growing demand for electricity while reducing or eliminating the need for fossil-fuel-burning power plants.
  • The East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance joined animal-rights activists at an East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday in opposing the sterilization of deer to reduce the local herd.

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