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  • Elections board cracks case of missing write-in vote.
  • With the approaching one-year anniversary of the discovery of a southern pine beetle infestation in Northwest Woods in East Hampton, the town board is mulling its approach to managing the invasive species.
  • Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company seeking to construct the 15-turbine South Fork Wind Farm in an area leased from the federal government about 30 miles offshore from Montauk, plans to submit an application for the wind farm’s transmission cable to the New York State Public Service Commission in the next week.
  • Amos Goodman, chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, has challenged petitions David Lys submitted to the Suffolk County Board of Elections last month to create the East Hampton Unity Party.
  • Long Island’s sixth annual Car-­­Free Day is set for Friday, Sept. 21, and the Town of East Hampton’s energy sustainability advisory committee has asked for residents’ participation.
  • David Gruber and his East Hampton Reform Democrats have falsely accused David Lys, the East Hampton Democratic Committee's nominee, of lying about casting a write-in vote for his father in the 2016 presidential election.
  • New blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, have been confirmed in Poxabogue Pond in Sagaponack and Old Town Pond in Southampton, while harmful algal blooms have also re-emerged in Georgica Pond in East Hampton and in Wainscott Pond.
  • They were both Democratic hopefuls, after all, and the criticisms and ­policy differences were articulated gently when East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys and David Gruber, a former chairman of the town’s Democratic Committee who is challenging him in next Thursday’s Democratic primary, met Tuesday night in a debate hosted by the East Hampton Group for Good Government.
  • The Democratic Party primary election next Thursday will determine not only the party’s nominee for the fifth seat on the East Hampton Town Board, but also the membership of the town’s Democratic Committee, which, atypically, is hotly contested this year. In every one of the town’s election districts, each of which has two seats on the committee, there are primary challenges.
  • The East Hampton Town Board will continue hearing a proposal tonight to abandon the ownership of an unopened road between Cranberry Hole Road and Abram’s Landing Road in Amagansett while accepting a permanent scenic, conservation, and trail easement over the road, which is part of the Paumanok Path, a hiking trail that runs from Rocky Point to Montauk Point State Park.

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