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  • An East Hampton Town employee’s $18 million discrimination lawsuit against the town has been settled, with an award of $81,000 to be paid to the plaintiff. Jorge Kusanovic, who works for the Parks and Recreation Department, had alleged that he was discriminated against because of his race, age, and national origin.

  • A location manager for the Showtime TV program, “The Affair,” which is set in these parts and is completing the filming of episodes for its first season, got a decidedly better reception this week than the last time he spoke to the East Hampton Town Board seeking a permit for a film shoot during the height of the season.

    Andrew Poppoon reviewed plans for filming in Amagansett and Montauk on Monday through Friday at a town board meeting on Tuesday, and board members agreed to issue a film permit.

  • So you go about your life
    but there’s a thread unraveling

    Each year
    the reading of the devastating list
    each name hanging in the New York air,
    the lips of their children,
    their parents,
    their wives,
    dropping them into place

    One woman
    presses the back
    of another
    helping her go on

    And still it goes
    still only on the A’s

  • Nick & Toni’s Brunch

    Sunday brunch is served at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an a la carte menu that includes specialty brunch cocktails.

    Bistro Date Night

    Thursday is date night at the Harbor Bistro in East Hampton, where a sunset view is included along with a complimentary glass of wine with each entrée ordered.

    Football Season Specials

  • Three hundred and eighty-five people from both the North and South Forks made plenty of noise last week at an East Hampton Town Board forum on aircraft noise.
  • The discovery last month of cochlodinium, or rust tide, in Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton came amid the ongoing closure of Georgica Pond to the harvesting of crabs and other marine life due to the discovery in July of another toxic algal bloom, cyanobacteria.

  • Jemille Charlton, an attendant at East Hampton Airport since 2013, is expected to be appointed the new airport manager at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Board tonight. Mr. Charlton will replace Jim Brundige, the airport manager for the last decade, who is retiring.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers has issued its draft environmental assessment for the Montauk beach protection work it is proposing — a slightly larger and more expensive dune construction and beach-fill project than had originally been floated.

    The project is a “temporary stabilization” effort, according to the Army Corps, until more extensive rebuilding begins under the Fire Island to Montauk Point “reformulation project,” an extensive shoreline reconstruction that has been in the works for decades and is nearing final federal approval.

  • Fall at Fresh Hamptons

  • A standing-room-only crowd of 385 showed up at meeting held by the East Hampton Town Board on Wednesday night to listen to residents of the East End who are affected by noise from aircraft using the East Hampton Airport.

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