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  • Coming home takes on greater significance when you spend a majority of your life on the road. For Judy Car­michael, a renowned stride pianist and, more recently, vocalist, coming home is particularly sweet when it affords an opportunity to perform at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
  • A dense bloom of cyanobacteria has appeared in Hook Pond and East Hampton Village officials are warning against exposure.
  • Lisa Mulhern-Larsen, one of the East Hampton Republican Party's choices for town councilwoman, will also run on the Independence Party line following her victory in that party's primary on Thursday.
  • The East Hampton Village Board considered expanding the requirements for large groups to obtain permits for events on public property, including beaches, at a work session last Thursday, focusing on litter and suggestions from the village beach manager and town trustees.
  • A proposal to allow vendors to sell food and beverages at two East Hampton Village beaches has been abandoned.
  • Lengthy negotiations between the East Hampton Town Trustees and residents of Lazy Point in Amagansett, who lease the lots on which their houses sit from the trustees, should soon produce a new set of rules and regulations.
  • Uniphi Good, an East Hampton and Manhattan management, marketing, and media company that emphasizes selfless action and universally beneficial outcomes, will present its second annual East End Music and Arts Festival from next Thursday through Sept. 19.
  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has moved to protect horseshoe crabs, which have experienced a decline, by giving the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation extended authority for two years to limit the harvesting of females, those at beaches where shorebirds feed on their eggs, and those that are mating, a prevalent practice.
  • Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that he had introduced legislation to support a water quality protection project for Hook Pond in East Hampton. The $92,000 project will protect the pond from stormwater runoff and enhance water quality in the watershed.
  • Decrying what she called a “mini-Versailles” and increased “paverization,” Lys Marigold, vice chairwoman of the village’s zoning board of appeals, spoke for her colleagues about an application for extensive landscaping and the addition of multiple structures at a property on West End Road bordering Georgica Pond.

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