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  • Amagansett’s business district will have a bigger municipal parking lot and perhaps a park, with the purchase of 2.5 largely open acres adjacent to the lot, which was approved last week by the East Hampton Town Board.
  • Members of an autonomous citizens’ committee on airport noise, including a number of those who served on a town board-appointed similar group that the town later disbanded, visited East Hampton Airport on Friday evening to observe and videotape its operations at the start of the busy Labor Day weekend.
  • The Robert Giard Foundation, which supports artists exploring gender issues and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience, will host a benefit on Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation in Sagaponack.
  • Explore the foodie world of the North Fork with the 10th annual North Fork Foodie Tour on Sunday from the Agricultural Center in Southold. Participating locations include Deep Roots Farm, Lavender by the Bay, Macari Wines, 8 Hands Farm, and the North Fork Roasting Company. At “Garden to Table: Eating for Wellness,” a program on Saturday at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, Rick Bogusch, the garden manager, will lead a trip to the site’s vegetable garden to harvest fresh vegetables, and will demonstrate how to create a delicious salad from them, which will be shared.
  • A public comment period on the Army Corps of Engineers' plans for shore protection projects from Fire Island to Montauk Point, originally set to end on Sept. 29, has been extended to Oct. 19.
  • Hermine is the first significant storm to affect Montauk since completion of the Army Corps project in April, and the damage done by this relatively minor storm has raised concerns about the future of the project.
  • The center of Amagansett, and how it will look in the future, is in the spotlight as East Hampton Town moves forward with a plan to expand the hamlet’s municipal parking lot.
  • A pilot program testing new septic waste management technologies is under way, as researchers, environmentalists, and public officials across the region have targeted nitrogen pollution from wastewater as the cause of continued and increasing problems with the quality of ground and surface waters.
  • Based on the recommendation of an East Hampton Town committee on affordable housing, the town board is considering legalizing the creation of apartments in detached structures on residential properties, such as garages.
  • Two new, full-size maps depicting some 213 miles of trails within the Town of East Hampton are now available, after a comprehensive effort across several town departments that included trudging along just about every inch of the trails, through woodlands and meadows, cliffside and shore.

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  • A hearing on the purchase of two parcels in Amagansett will be held at East Hampton Town Hall on Thursday night.
  • 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.