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  • In a brief and quiet work session last Thursday, the East Hampton Village Board designated the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street as the polling place for the June 21 village election.
  • The Amagansett School Board unanimously adopted a $10.47 million 2016-17 budget proposal that will increase the tax levy by $327,000, or 3.74 percent, piercing the New York State-imposed tax levy cap.
  • The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and the East End New Leaders will host an open forum on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary and the Nov. 8 presidential election tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees were briefed Monday evening on the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s plans to revegetate local waterways with native beach and marsh grass species, as well as clams, bay scallops, and oysters.

  • The East Hampton Village Design Review Board ruled on Wednesday that a silver sculpture situated outside the new Mannix Studio of Art on Gingerbread Lane must be removed.
  • The program, hosted by the trustees, will also include a talk by Barley Dunne, director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, on its efforts to seed waterways with native shellfish. An interactive dialogue will follow.
  • The inlet between Hog Creek and Gardiner’s Bay in East Hampton was dredged on March 30 and last Thursday, after the Army Corps of Engineers modified a permit to allow the work.
  • Oh man, that was fun. Though it went by in a flash, as I’ve been telling people since Sunday, it was well worth it. Well worth the 57-mile after-work drive to and from the rehearsal studio in Bohemia. Well worth the hours holed up in the tiny and cluttered studio/writing room at home, learning new songs. And well worth all of Saturday’s downtime as the hours ticked away and the butterflies took flight.
  • It has now been more than 20 years since Jerry Garcia, guitarist and cofounder of the Grateful Dead, died at age 53, effectively ending the band’s 30-year lifespan. In the ensuing years, however, the Dead’s influence has not only persisted, but directly inspired both countless other bands and an entire musical genre.
  • The East Hampton Village Design Review Board will decide on Wednesday whether or not a silver sculpture situated outside a recently opened art studio on Gingerbread Lane will have to come down.

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