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  • A swimming pool in the ecologically stressed Hook Pond watershed and what was called the “poster child for non-self-created difficulties” were before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

  • Arlene Reckson could not have known, when she accepted a position at Record Plant Studios in Manhattan’s Times Square, that John Lennon would soon invite her into the control room for the first-ever listen of his just-completed “Imagine” album.
  • Shauna Stonemetz, the granddaughter of Glen Stonemetz Jr., who served as the Village of East Hampton’s chief of police from 1977 to 2000, was honored in a ceremony to mark her hiring as a public safety dispatcher.
  • Members of the East Hampton Town Board and candidates for their seats participated in a debate hosted by The Star and the East Hampton Group for Good Government on Saturday.
  • Massive wastewater treatment and water quality improvement plans for Hook and Town Ponds were described at an East Hampton Village Board meeting.
  • Georgica Pond will remain closed to crabbing until further notice, the East Hampton Town Trustees decided at their meeting on Tuesday, because of the persistent bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, which appeared last month. Meanwhile, cochlodinium, or rust tide, which is toxic to shellfish and finfish but is not harmful to humans, has appeared in Three Mile Harbor.

  • The fifth annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival will bring an eclectic mix of rootsy American sounds to that village this weekend.
  • Amagansett’s decades-old call for a public restroom in its town-owned parking lot behind Main Street, the existence of which would relieve not only tourists but the staff of the Amagansett Library, the business district’s only public facility, remains in limbo, but there may be other hope ahead.

  • Seventeen months after applying to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals for permits and variances for a construction project, representatives for Loida Lewis, the widow of the first African-American billionaire, returned to make their case anew.
  • The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will observe National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday by distributing registration forms and absentee ballot applications in both English and Spanish at 10 sites between Montauk and Westhampton.

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