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  • Concern about what has been described as an unusually large number of ticks this spring — and the potential for increased instances of Lyme disease — has given rise to a first-time fund-raising effort by stores and restaurants on the North and South Forks.
  • David Gruber, a former chairman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and its 2001 candidate for supervisor, has declared his candidacy for a seat on the town board and launched the East Hampton Reform Democrats, which he describes as a caucus within the town’s Democratic Party.
  • Accabonac Harbor in Springs has been spared, at least for the time being, from Suffolk County’s annual aerial application of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide.
  • Cate Rogers was elected chairwoman of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee on June 20, the culmination of a months-long changing of the guard that saw accusations of manipulating the process and a lawsuit that was dismissed.
  • The State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced $1.6 million in grants to East Hampton, Brookhaven, Islip, and Hempstead to expand and upgrade public shellfish hatcheries.
  • In an uncharacteristically brief meeting on Friday, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals closed three continued hearings and all six new hearings on its agenda.
  • In an effort to improve conditions at the three parking lots serving the Ditch Plain ocean beach in Montauk, the East Hampton Town Board amended the town code at its meeting last Thursday, and also voted to prohibit parking on the entirety of Leeton Road on Napeague during the summer season.
  • Guild Hall in East Hampton will celebrate the astounding artistry of the guitar next week with the first Guitar Masters festival from next Thursday through July 7.
  • Perry Gershon of East Hampton is the apparent winner in New York's First Congressional District primary election and will be the Democratic Party's nominee to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in the midterm election on Nov. 6.
  • Registered Democrats in the First Congressional District will go to polling stations on Tuesday to choose a candidate to face Representative Lee Zeldin in the Nov. 6 general election. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday.

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