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  • “LBJ,” the Rob Reiner biopic that had its New York premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, is particularly meaningful and poignant in the context of the nation’s present political turmoil and spasms of gun violence.
  • State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination to run for election to New York's First Congressional District, a move he had considered for several months.
  • Seventy residents of the South Fork, some of them elected officials and others hoping to be, sailed from Montauk to the Block Island Wind Farm Monday for an up-close look at the nation’s first offshore wind-energy installation.
  • Over a plate of clams on the half shell at Gosman's Top Side, Jack Douglas shared epic tales of musical genius, and sometimes madness, working on albums by artists such as John Lennon and Aerosmith as a producer at the Record Plant Studios in New York.
  • The chairman of the Town of East Hampton’s fisheries advisory committee told the town trustees on Monday that the committee has raised $35,000 toward the $100,000 cost of an analysis of the socioeconomic importance of fisheries to the town, and asked that the trustees consider making a contribution of their own.
  • Wastewater contamination, water quality, and Montauk beach erosion were the most serious concerns of 200 residents who responded to a telephone survey initiated by Paul Giardina, a Republican candidate for the East Hampton Town Board, while noise from East Hampton Airport was the least important.
  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals looked favorably on an application to construct an addition to a century-old, historically important residence when it met on Friday.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County will offer a Marine Meadows Program workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tiana Bayside Facility, at 89 Dune Road in Hampton Bays.
  • A cocktail party and fund-raiser for the re-election campaign of Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming will be held next Thursday at Christy’s Art Center in Sag Harbor.
  • Katherine C.H.E., an Amagansett singer and songwriter has collaborated with Bakithi Kumalo, a South African Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer on a new song with an interactive component.

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