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  • Calls for the East Hampton Town Trustees to have meetings videotaped have increased in recent weeks, with several speakers reiterating the point at a town board meeting on Tuesday. The issue had been brought up at a trustees meeting several weeks ago.

    The trustees are an elected, independent board that oversees town beaches outside of Montauk and that has the authority to approve or dismiss many coastline projects. The panel was established by the Colonial-era Dongan Patent, and is not subject to decisions by the town board.

  • Suse and Peter Lowenstein have withdrawn their offer to give Ms. Lowenstein’s terrorism-memorial sculpture, “Dark Elegy,” to East Hampton Town for placement in Montauk’s Kirk Park.
  • East Hampton Town to consider the historic status of a former property of James Brooks and Charlotte Park, painters who moved a cottage from the shore of Fort Pond in Montauk in the 1950s to an 11-acre property on Neck Path in Springs.
  • The effects of airplane and helicopter noise on those living under flight paths was a subject at an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday night, just as a busy summer holiday weekend got under way
  • In an effort to give code enforcement officers a better basis to cite those flouting the law, proposed changes to the East Hampton Town code would address businesses illegally operating in residential zones by clarifying the type of trucks and equipment that may be parked at houses.
  • Between 7 a.m. on Friday and Monday morning police responded to 454 calls. On Saturday alone, in addition to managing crowds flocking to fireworks shows in Montauk and Amagansett, officers handled 96 calls between 3 and 11 p.m.
  • The Winner Is . . .

    East Hampton Gourmet Food got the top “outstanding new product” award for its gluten-free lentil rice crispbread at the 2014 sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation) Awards at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City on June 30.

  • East Hampton Town’s community preservation fund, which receives the 2-percent tax on most real estate transfers, is flush and being well managed, according to a report given to the town board on Tuesday.
  • Public Service Department asks how $24 million project might be amortized

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