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  • Whether in Montauk, where I grew up, or in New York City, where I was born and lived for 20-plus years, St. Patrick’s Day never conjured Ireland for me, or much of anything about it.
  • A festival and street fair proposed for May 20 on Newtown Lane by the executive director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce became official on Friday when the East Hampton Village Board voted to approve a special live entertainment permit.
  • In the next installment of a concert series that has brought many world-class musicians to the South Fork, the audience will embark on a “Brazilian Voyage” when Nilson Matta, a Grammy-nominated bassist and composer, leads a trio by the same name at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Southampton Arts Center.
  • Six weeks after several baymen insisted that Accabonac Harbor had to be dredged, and quickly, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed on Monday to hire Patrick Bistrian, an East Hampton excavation contractor, to get the work done. Excavation began yesterday.
  • More than 150 people crowded into Clinton Academy in East Hampton last Thursday for a look at the future of electricity generation, as representatives of Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island company, presented its recently approved plan to construct a wind farm 30 miles offshore.
  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting on Friday, was adamantly against allowing an outdoor patio at the Service Station restaurant to continue to be used for dining, as it has been for many years.
  • The long winter will finally be over on Tuesday, recent weather conditions notwithstanding. Regardless of the outdoor temperature on Tuesday night, those seeking a respite from winter’s bleakness and the attendant cabin fever are advised to visit Pierre’s in Bridgehampton.
  • Members of an ad hoc committee of East Hampton residents opposed to the East Hampton School Board’s proposal to construct a bus maintenance and refueling depot on Cedar Street were heartened this week by the board’s strong interest in an alternative site.
  • Ronald Perelman asked the East Hampton Village Bard last Thursday to upzone the Creeks, his nearly 60-acre estate at East Hampton Village’s western edge.
  • The Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, the head of the East Hampton Clericus, delivered an impassioned and defiant statement against the federal government’s intention to deport millions of undocumented immigrants at a recent village board meeting.

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