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  • A long-awaited description of projects the Army Corps of Engineers proposes to undertake excludes Montauk from the numerous south shore beaches where full restoration is planned.
  • The Fourth of July weekend in East Hampton Town was “major, very busy,” Supervisor Larry Cantwell said at a board meeting on Tuesday, but “there were no calamities, no serious crimes. Overall I think we managed to get through the weekend reasonably well.”
  • Following a storm of protest over the installation last year of new overhead high-voltage electric lines in East Hampton by PSEG Long Island, the state has passed legislation that could pave the way for future utility lines to be installed underground instead.
  • Rustle up some good food at Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe on East Lake Drive in Montauk. The new brunch offerings include dishes such as eggs benedict, asparagus and caramelized onion omelette, lobster asparagus frittata, brioche French toast, and more. Open Minded Organics has a new farm stand on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • This year, while acknowledging continued challenges in dealing with a swollen summer population, town officials expect a number of new laws, policies, and procedures to tone down and maybe even avert mayhem.
  • Jay Jacobs, the owner of an East Hampton house that was cited last summer for being used as a dormitory for counselors at Mr. Jacobs’s Hampton Country Day Camp, is ready to challenge the town law that says no more than four unrelated people can live in a single-family house.
  • Food Pantry Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton launched its Working Families community-supported agriculture program this week.
  • Years of squabbles, town code violations, and animosity in Montauk after the Surf Lodge broke ground in transforming the hamlet’s low-key bars and restaurants into overcrowded and trendy night spots, may have come to an end this week with an agreement between East Hampton Town officials and the business and property owners.
  • Hungry for seafood? Bostwick’s, the seafood spot on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, is now open seven days for lunch and dinner, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sail your boat westward to the Bell and Anchor in Noyac for even more seafood. It is now featuring raw bar specials on Montauk Pearl oysters and littleneck clams, for $2.50 each, all night Sundays through Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • A State Supreme Court justice may take until fall to determine the ownership of and access to parts of the Napeague ocean beach, but East Hampton Town is moving ahead in the meantime, come what may, with the process of condemnation, or eminent domain.

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  • A ceremony to dedicate a dogwood tree and plaque commemorating Anna Mirabai Lytton, a 14-year old Springs girl who died three years ago after being struck by a car, took place on Wednesday in East Hampton Village.
  • A New York State training program in “citizens’ preparedness,” designed to provide information and tools to help residents prepare for and respond to emergencies and to recover from them as quickly as possible, will be presented on March 22 at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Consultants who will help East Hampton Town develop plans for the nonresidential areas of each of the town's hamlets will hold meetings next week to hear the public's thoughts and concerns.
  • Plans for future energy generation on the East End to meet growing power needs are on the Long Island Power Authority's agenda, with key decisions to be made this spring, and renewable energy advocates are urging residents to speak out at a LIPA board of trustees meeting on Wednesday.
  • 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."