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  • A rundown of East Hampton Village’s insurance policies, which are due to be renewed, and the impact of cellphone use while driving on insurance rates were topics at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.
  • What began as isolated patches of Cochlodinium, or rust tide, in Sag Harbor and Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton earlier this month has spread across the Peconic Estuary.
  • It's been 50 years since "Sunshine Superman" was number one on the Billboard charts. Donovan Leitch, the singer-songwriter and 1960s pop sensation, is being celebrated in Los Angeles on Sept. 2. He will open his tour here first, however, at Guild Hall on Aug. 30.
  • Two neighbors’ long dispute over a tennis court in East Hampton Village, a quarrel that occupied the zoning board of appeals at many meetings over two years, has been scheduled for yet another hearing because the property of one of the combatants has been sold.
  • Elation brought on by last week’s surprising near-disappearance of the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom that appeared in Georgica Pond in East Hampton in June was dashed by a dramatic resurgence of the toxic algal bloom on Monday and Tuesday, which in turn was quickly followed by an order-of-magnitude decline.
  • In the last month differences among the East Hampton Town Trustees have erupted into shouting matches and accusations of politicization and grandstanding, all over the Trustee Waters Improvement and Management Task Force, a.k.a. the harbor management committee.
  • Enterococcus, a coliform bacteria that indicates the presence of fecal matter in the water, is another threat to the well-being of the South Fork’s waterways and the people who use them.
  • The Amagansett Presbyterian Church will hold its 103rd summer fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds.
  • Building permits are now valid for one year, and can be extended by one year.
  • 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.

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