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  •     “Second Time Around” is, appropriately, the second album by Black and Sparrow, a duo that shares a 26-year history, in one form or another. Almost two decades after their debut release, Klyph Black and John Sparrow, veterans of the top Long Island band Rumor Has It, returned to the studio to record 10 new original songs. The band will perform these and more at a release party for the album on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

  • A proposal to ban alcohol within 2,500 feet of lifeguarded areas at Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue Beaches in Amagansett while guards are on duty drew strong opposition from the East Hampton Town Trustees.
  • Landscapers and builders came out in force on Friday to criticize an East Hampton Village proposal to curtail noise from construction and commercial landscaping equipment
  • The move toward fulfilling the town’s energy needs from renewable sources is true to a policy statement the committee drafted and the town adopted last year
  • The East Hampton Village Board held a brief ceremony to welcome Richard Sperber as a full-time police officer at its meeting on Friday. Mr. Sperber, who was hired as a part-time officer last September, will assume his new role on Tuesday.

    Standing at the dais, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. asked Richard Lawler, a board member and the police commissioner, to join him. Mr. Lawler in turn asked Chief Gerard Larsen to come to the dais.

  •     “Word has been received from Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Johns, who are touring the world. They were in India and write that they think and speak of Amagansett every day.” So reported The Star on this day in 1914.

        Ninety-five years later, facing certain death on the road to Manali, I thought of Montauk and mumbled a prayer to Sri Krishna that I might swim in the mighty North Atlantic again.

        “Dead,” the Tibetan driver said, so matter-of-factly I was sure I’d misheard him.

  •     Fresh from multiple appearances at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals in Austin, Tex., the Montauk Project marks the unveiling this week of their album “Belly of the Beast” with a Saturday night performance at Pianos on New York’s Lower East Side.

  • Eight weeks of coddling in the heat of the hatchery, and they’re ready.
  • The Maidstone Club’s application to expand and modernize its irrigation system, which has been the subject of multiple meetings of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, will require a final environmental impact statement before it can proceed.

  • Construction of a rock revetment in front of an oceanfront property at 11 West End Road in East Hampton Village resumed last Thursday after State Supreme Court Justice Andrew Tarantino lifted a temporary restraining order that had blocked the work since November.

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation had initially given the property owner, Mollie Zweig, a tidal wetlands permit, and the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals had granted her variances to allow the revetment, or sea wall, as well as the removal of an existing rock groin.

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