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  • The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.
  • A consortium of developers, environmental groups, and others have formed the New York Offshore Wind Alliance to pressure state officials to make a long-term, large-scale commitment to offshore wind power.
  • The “never-ending saga of Driftwood Shores,” as the clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees put it, was once again a topic at that body’s meeting on Monday.
  • It took longer than anticipated, but last month a 1977 Citroen H van rolled into the Kirk Park Beach parking lot in Montauk and Bex Waffles was open for business.
  • The East Hampton Village Board expressed its collective support for a strategy of lower risk and moderate income when the village's investment adviser delivered an annual update at the board's work session last Thursday.
  • Staff at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac and the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge have thanked visitors for respecting the beach closures.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees’ attempt to open Georgica Pond to the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday was abandoned for the time being.
  • With the release on Tuesday of “Pedro ’n’ Pip,” a rock ’n’ roll odyssey about a girl and an octopus who partner to clean up the oceans, Taylor Barton, a singer and songwriter who has released multiple albums, offers a 25-year-old creation in an innovative new form that marries text, images, and sound.
  • Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Jenni Muldaur, Teddy Thompson, and a band led by G.E. Smith entertained in Springs on Saturday.
  • David Geffen’s request to allow extensive alterations to his two-acre oceanfront property, all seaward of the coastal erosion hazard area line, drew pointed questions and skepticism from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.

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