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  • A 28-question survey asks the candidates to list their environmental qualifications and rank a range of issues in terms of importance.
  •     Police have released a report of the August arrest of a New Jersey resident who they said became enraged at an East Hampton Town code enforcement officer while at the Montauk train station, striking the officer with his BMW.

        The incident took place on Aug. 24, a Saturday, at about 7:45 p.m.

  •     Only two people were charged with drunken driving last week, one in East Hampton Town and one in the village, as sure a signal as falling leaves that summer has ended.

        The driver of a vehicle with Illinois license plates was swerving badly, town police said, when he drew the attention of an officer on Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs on the afternoon of Sept. 16.

  •     Several items of jewelry the value of which was estimated at more than $10,000 were taken from a Middle Highway, East Hampton, house on Friday.

  •     Getting a call back from East Hampton Town Hall is a hit-or-miss proposition for the news media these days, which is why a flurry of responses to an editorial that appeared on this page last week was a surprise.

  • An Office of Congressional Ethics report has questioned the way in which Representative Tim Bishop sought a 2012 campaign contribution in connection with securing permits for a private fireworks show
  •    One of the things they don’t tell you about being a parent of small children is that time, as you once may have known it, ceases to exist. This came to mind over the weekend when I was finally able to start some house chores that had been postponed by the birth of our youngest, Ellis, over three years ago.

  •    School is back in session, which means that once again my wife and I are on the road, going back and forth to Bridgehampton, where two of our three children are enrolled. Lisa took on the first day’s trips Monday; I was able to avoid making a run until midafternoon on Tuesday.
        Last year our middle child was able to get a bus back to East Hampton after school, which was helpful since Lisa and I work there. This year, the bus route has changed, so until we can work up a carpool or another arrangement, one of us has to make the trek.

  •     Bivalves got a brief respite this week after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation early yesterday ordered East End bays and harbors closed to all shellfish harvesting following heavy downpours in Tuesday’s thunderstorms.

        The order covered enclosed water bodies from Moriches Bay in the Town of Brookhaven east to Lake Montauk and will remain in place until the D.E.C. announces that unsafe conditions have dissipated.

  •    If I remember correctly, I had told Eileen Roaman that she was crazy when she told me she had been asked to take a position on the East Hampton Town Planning Board and was thinking of saying yes.
        She did not listen to me as far as I could tell. Few of those who confide in me do, though later, after they have had a taste of the process, they will invariably tell me that I had been right.

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