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  • East Hampton Town’s Public Safety Division reported last week that the Ordinance Enforcement Department had opened cases on 1,076 alleged code violations during the first half of 2015, up from 621 cases opened during the first six months of 2014.

  • Hundreds of residents gathered at an East Hampton Town Board meeting at the Montauk Firehouse on Tuesday to express their concern about unwanted changes in the hamlet.
  • Surf on down to the Montauk Board Riders food truck, parked at the Ditch Plain beach. But first stop in at LT Burger in Sag Harbor for a breakfast of eggs benedict, burritos, huevos rancheros, and egg white omelets, along with French toast, sandwiches, pastries, and Hampton Coffee Company coffee.
  • As all of the pre-summer frenzy was under way here this spring, slowly taking shape — stone by stone, row by concentric row — on a field of grass overlooking Fort Pond Bay in Montauk was a labyrinth, an ancient shape for a walking practice of contemplation and meditation.
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  • A hearing before the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday on a management plan for a town nature preserve on Napeague, which abuts Dolphin ­Drive on its western edge, rekindled a debate over parking on Dolphin Drive.
  • A proposed change in how landing fees are calculated for aircraft using East Hampton Airport will result in a 15-percent increase in revenue to the airport this year.
  • Beach fires on East Hampton Town beaches might soon have to be built only in containers.
  • Seafood and barbecue fare feature at Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe on East Lake Drive in Montauk. Among the new summer menu items at the Backyard Restaurant at Sole East inn are a $19 surf and turf with a rosemary grilled lamb chop. Babette's celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
  • Acute summer headaches have engendered talk of civil disobedience by members of a new Facebook group called Montauk Locals — people who, says its page, “do not want our town destroyed or abused by out-of-towners that have no respect for our town and the locals, workers, and beaches.”

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  • A group called Montauk Locals is urging concerned residents to gather at the Montauk Firehouse at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to greet the East Hampton Town Board, which will be having a 10 a.m. meeting there.
  • The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday night to enact an overnight curfew at East Hampton Airport, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and to extend that curfew from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. for planes that fall into a "noisy aircraft" category.
  • An electric-vehicle charging station, newly installed at East Hampton Town Hall, will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Friday at an event sponsored by the town board and the Natural Resources Department. The public has been invited.

    The station is in front of the police annex at the town hall campus on Pantigo Road. It use will be demonstrated, using electric vehicles provided by Buzz Chew Chevrolet and Tesla Motors, whose representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions.

  • East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.

    Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.

  •      A dynamic trio of East End songstresses, Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton, rocked a sold-out Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night for "Way Out East," the East Coast precursor to an upcoming mini-tour out west.

  •    A fishing fly is a kind of mystical thing, Eric Steel said. "It's one bit of fantasy, and bits and pieces and a hook, all tied together."