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  • For a time, Suffolk County was ground zero for immigrant issues, Vivian Viloria-Fisher told the audience at a Democratic congressional candidates forum in January.
  • A 39.2-acre portion of the more than 200-acre Maidstone Club property, which stretches along Dunemere and Old Beach Lanes, was the focus of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday when it reviewed an application for a 676-square-foot “warming hut” where its platform tennis courts and main clubhouse are located.
  • Four months after Ronald Perelman’s sprawling application to legalize numerous zoning-code violations was considered, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday granted most of the billionaire investor and philanthropist’s variance requests for the Creeks, his estate on Georgica Pond.
  • In honor of Earth Day, which is Sunday, the musician Dan Zanes, a onetime rock ’n’ roller who is now the most recognized name in the family-music genre, will give a free concert at 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
  • Last Thursday’s deadline to file petitions to be on the ballot in the June 26 Democratic primary election for New York’s First Congressional District has claimed one victim.
  • Judy Carmichael will host the launch of “Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures From Hollywood to Harlem” on Sunday in Sag Harbor.
  • Ill will and accusations of manipulation among members of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee have led the committee to ask the Suffolk County Democratic Committee’s legal department to review the town committee’s conduct.
  • “At this point, I think I am the only Ph.D. scientist of any kind” in Congress, Representative Bill Foster of Illinois told Public Radio International in January. “We have some political scientists, I think a mathematician, but it feels sort of lonely.”
  • A forum hosted by the East Hampton Group for Good Government drew an overflow crowd to the East Hampton Library, where proponents and opponents of Deepwater Wind’s proposed South Fork Wind Farm were unable to agree on pertinent facts and largely unwilling to countenance rival viewpoints.
  • The Hampton Hopper, the free shuttle bus that served more than 20,000 riders in Montauk last summer, will return this summer to move visitors and residents around the hamlet.

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