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  • Deep in the woods near Crooked Pond in Sag Harbor, where he lives and works, Nico Yektai took a break recently to consider what had given rise to his creative bent. “The idea that furniture could be just like sculpture, or painting, seemed very natural to me,” the artist-craftsman said. He referred again and again to the towering influence of his father, the Abstract Expressionist Manoucher Yektai.

  • Large quantities of nitrogen are leaching from onsite disposal systems into waterways on the South Fork.
  • The East Hampton Library’s new 6,800-square-foot children’s addition was unveiled on Saturday morning.
  • Frustration boiled over as a group of commercial shellfishermen confronted the East Hampton Town Trustees Tuesday about the efficacy of the town shellfish hatchery’s annual seeding program, which the trustees help fund. The meeting was marked by multiple angry exchanges and those in the small room in the town’s Lamb Building on Bluff Road, Amagansett, talking over one another. When the shouting was over, all agreed that a survey after the seeding was completed would be in everyone’s interest.

  • The East Hampton Town Trustees own and manage the town’s waterways on behalf of the public, as set forth in the Dongan Patent of 1686. They have debated the proposed ban on alcohol in several of their meetings, and have split on whether to support any ban, with a majority opposed.

  • After a brief public hearing, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a $20.29 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Friday.

    The budget represents a spending increase of $550,000 and results in a tax increase of 2.14 percent, a rate comparable to the average over the last seven years.

    The proposed spending increase required the board to vote to authorize an override of the property tax cap, which it did last month.

  • Crossroads Music in Amagansett will present a concert by the Complete Unknowns, a band that celebrates the music of Bob Dylan, on Wednesday at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets are $20, or $18 for members, with prime orchestra seats at $40, $38 for members. The show will begin with a guitar performance by Matty Liot at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, a preview mini-concert will be held at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett at 6 p.m.

  • Hundreds of residents attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony before viewing the fruits of several years of planning, fund-raising, and construction of a new wing at the East Hampton Library.
  • The $6.5 million expansion and renovation of the East Hampton Library, which adds 6,800 square feet housing a new children's reading room and the Baldwin Family Lecture Room, will be unveiled Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
  • The matter of Steven Spielberg’s garage and storage structure on Apaquogue Road, which needs an area variance to permit its continued existence, came before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals.

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