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  • Businesses will no longer be allowed to distribute single-use plastic straws unless specifically requested, the East Hampton Village Board resolved on Friday.
  • Seeking to honor the work being done to restore local historical buildings, the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton handed out its inaugural preservation awards during its annual meeting on Saturday.
  • Fall specials at Almond in Bridgehampton and The Clubhouse restaurant in East Hampton
  • A special events law to take effect in East Hampton Village on Oct. 1 will require permits for gatherings of 50 or more people at a private residence and prevent pre-existing businesses in residential neighborhoods, such as the Hedges Inn, from having events outdoors or in tents.
  • Seeking to remove phragmites, an invasive plant, from a section of Georgica Pond, the owner of a pond-front residence at 94 Apaquogue Road asked the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday for a freshwater wetlands permit. The owner, David Gallo, was represented at the meeting by Charles Bowman of Land Use Ecological Services, a company that oversees wetland restorations.
  • A 90-day moratorium on installing deer fences was adopted by the Sagaponack Village Board following a public hearing on Monday. The moratorium will allow the board “breathing space to update our current code,” according to Mayor Donald Louchheim.
  • Restaurants shuffle in Montauk in the spring; Oktoberfest at Rowdy Hall; casting call for “Master Chef,” and more
  • The East Hampton Village Board grappled with drafting laws that would require septic system upgrades and restrict the use of gas-powered leaf blowers at a work session last Thursday.
  • A preliminary plan to turn East Hampton Village property on Methodist Lane into a bioswale, a drainage system designed to reduce pollution from surface runoff water, was presented to the village board last Thursday. The board also discussed a separate project to rid Town Pond of accumulated sediment.
  • A proposed Sagaponack Village law that would impose a 90-day moratorium on the installation of deer fencing will be the subject of a public hearing on Monday at 3 p.m. at Village Hall.

Blogs by this author:

  • It has taken more than 10 months, but Sag Harbor has a pizza parlor again. Sag Pizza opened in the Main Street space formerly occupied by the village's beloved Conca D'Oro earlier today.
  • After spending decades looking after the beautification of East Hampton Village at large, the Ladies Village Improvement Society focused on a project even closer to home this winter, refurbishing its headquarters and thrift shops at 95 Main Street.
  • The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton is heading out into the wild to do some species spotting. Tomorrow night at 7, Joe Giunta, a birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will lead participants on an owl prowl. The evening starts off indoors with a slide show and an audio presentation of various owl calls and then ventures into the woods as Mr. Giunta attempts to call the nocturnal birds into viewing range. The museum says odds are good for spotting an eastern screech owl and possibly a great horned owl. Binoculars have been recommended.