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  • Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed an ideal partnership. The East Hampton residents were equally passionate about the environment, and their plan was ambitious.
  • Laurie Anderson, the musician and visual and performance artist, will make a whirlwind tour of East Hampton next week. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., she will speak at the Art Barge on Napeague in the final installment of its 2016 “Artists Speak” series. Andrea Grover, curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and incoming executive director of Guild Hall in East Hampton, will moderate the discussion.
  • Ted Rall, a political cartoonist known for his intensely critical view of the American government, will return to the Amagansett Library to discuss his latest work, "Trump," on Aug. 4.
  • Officials gathered Monday morning to discuss a plan to install lighted crosswalks at four locations, two in Amagansett and two in Montauk.
  • With the Nov. 8 election three months away and the major parties’ candidates for president looming over national debate, the fight to represent New York’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives has been low key since Anna Throne-Holst defeated Dave Calone in a tight Democratic primary.
  • Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.
  • Fifty-two years after they conquered America and 46 after they played their last song together, the Beatles remain a booming industry, not to mention a cultural force that forever changed popular music, fashion, and attitudes. Here's the latest biography . . .
  • It's a watershed moment for the South Fork environment: A group of powerful residents on Georgica Pond has decided to battle back against pollution. But saving our water bodies won't happen without a might effort by us all.
  • A giant leap by the Long Island Power Authority toward a new energy infrastructure for the East End based on emission-free, renewable sources did not occur as expected yesterday.
  • The event will serve as a fund-raiser for the restoration, which includes specially made doors and windows that should arrive by the end of next month.

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