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  • “We are going to win in November!” Perry Gershon told a lively gathering of East Hampton Democrats on Aug. 15 at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. “Our time has come!” The Democratic Party is energized and united, he told the assembled, and “We are all in to see Lee Zeldin out.”
  • A plan to reconstruct the roughly 1,000-foot-long rock revetment protecting the Montauk Lighthouse will ensure that the historic structure is still standing 100 years from now despite ongoing erosion and extreme weather events, the East Hampton Town Board was told on Tuesday.
  • With the Nov. 6 election for a seat on the East Hampton Town Board barely 10 weeks away, party officials are lobbing charges and countercharges of fraudulent nominating petitions.
  • East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys, who was appointed to the town board in January and must stand for election in November, submitted petitions to the Suffolk County Board of Elections on Monday offering himself as the candidate of a newly created independent political party, the East Hampton Unity Party.
  • An interfaith forum on morality will proceed as planned Monday night, but one of its invited guests, Representative Lee Zeldin, will not be there.
  • If only, if only I had really gotten to know Aretha Franklin’s catalog.
  • The project, encompassing much of the hamlet south of East Hampton Airport, includes more than 500 residential properties and is the largest water main project undertaken by the water authority in almost 20 years.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees have closed Georgica Pond to the harvesting of crabs or any other marine life because of a bloom of blue-green algae in the pond's southwest corner.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers has indicated that its Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Plan, decades in the making, will provide significantly less sand to replenish Montauk’s downtown ocean beach than town officials had hoped.
  • Of the estimated 9 billion tons of plastic generated since 1950, some 6.3 billion tons exist in the form of plastic waste, a volume that has overwhelmed our waste management and infrastructure capabilities, with a result of about 8 million tons of plastic waste entering the oceans every year.

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