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  • To remain under New York State’s tax levy cap, the Amagansett School District would be limited to a .16-percent tax levy increase, or $14,000, in the 2016-17 school year, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the school board as its preliminary budget was unveiled on Feb. 23.
  • One year, ago, when The Star wrote about Glenn Feit’s “Fingerpicking Second Act,” the semiretired attorney was five years into a resumed study of the guitar after a false start four decades earlier. His renewed interest, he said, had coincided with his 80th birthday, and after honing his chops on stages across the South Fork he felt ready to take that second act into the studio.
  • Hugh King, East Hampton Town’s town crier; Dell Cullum, an Amagansett native, photographer, and naturalist, and Katherine C.H.E., a musician, will take part in a celebration of the Amagansett Free Library’s centennial on Saturday. The community has been invited to “put on their party hats.”
  • A community oyster garden will begin with a pilot program this spring in East Hampton's Three Mile Harbor.
  • Members of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife delivered a withering appraisal of East Hampton Village’s deer-management activities and of White Buffalo, the Connecticut organization it hired to conduct a deer-sterilization program, at the village board’s meeting on Friday.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees endorsed two projects aimed at restoring Georgica Pond to health on Tuesday, telling the representative of a property owners’ association that an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the larger project could be made in the trustees’ name.
  • Thanks to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, residents of the South Fork have had plenty of remedies for a long winter’s inevitable cabin fever. This off-season has seen a multitude of musical events that have warmed the cold nights, many of them paying tribute to rock ’n’ roll’s classic era and the artists who made it so.
  • With relatives from near and far in attendance, the East Hampton Village Board honored Lucy West, an 80-year resident here, on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
  • Georgica Pond will only be brought back to health through new approaches to waste management, landscaping practices, and road runoff.
  • A divided East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals decided Friday that a property owner on Georgica Pond may not plant a rose garden within the required 125-foot wetlands setback.

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