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  •        The East Hampton Village Board approved a plan on Friday to bring in sharpshooters to reduce the deer herd, over the objections of many members of the audience and the announcement by a New York City attorney that he had filed suit against the village, the town, and the town trustees in an effort to prevent the plan from going forward.

  •        The East Hampton Town Republican Committee looked to a familiar face for its new leader when it elected Tom Knobel as its chairman on Dec. 11.

           Mr. Knobel, a former town councilman and trustee, was the committee’s vice chairman. He will replace Kurt Kappel, who stepped down after a two-year term. Mr. Knobel previously served eight years as the G.O.P. chairman before giving up the post in 2005.

  •        The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals, which has spent the better part of the past three years reviewing an application to expand the Harbor Heights gas station on Route 114, announced at a work session on Monday that it needs a little more time before making a decision.

  •        If all goes according to plan, solar panels could be cropping up next year on a number of vacant parcels owned by East Hampton Town.

  •        It will soon be harder for business owners to park their commercial vehicles overnight on the streets and in the driveways of residential neighborhoods.

           On Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board agreed to adopt a resolution banning the parking of big work trucks and other heavy equipment from residential streets between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

  •        After distributing 363 meals for Thanksgiving at its East Hampton and Amagansett locations, the East Hampton Food Pantry on Tuesday was estimating that it would distribute 400 food parcels to its clients for Christmas dinners.

           Reached that afternoon, Gabrielle Scarpaci, the pantry’s executive director, said that the pantry, which was running short of money as Thanksgiving approached, is starting to receive donations in response to its annual appeal letter.

  • Lee A. Hayes, who was trained as a B-25 bomber pilot with the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, but found it impossible to land a job in commercial aviation because of the color of his skin after returning home, was remembered at a funeral service on Monday.    
  • With a Dec. 31 deadline looming, East Hampton Town taxpayers are lagging behind other New Yorkers in registering, as required by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, to keep their School Tax Relief, or STAR, exemption.
  •     Mary Mott knew she was going to be honored at the East Hampton Ambulance Association’s annual awards dinner on Saturday for having answered a record 6,000 calls during her 27-year career.

  • National Grid workers are disassembling a decommissioned gas ball on Railroad Avenue in East Hampton Village.