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  • Saturday night’s Great Bonac Fireworks show, which will be set off just after dark around 9:15 over East Hampton’s Three Mile Harbor, will mark the 34th year of the midsummer display, but the first without Anthony Drexel Duke, the man who initiated the event with George Plimpton.
  • A producer for the Showtime series “The Affair,” which filmed in East Hampton Town last fall and again in late May, will have to return to the town board for a second take, as he did not get the full thumbs-up on plans for a late-July shoot.

  • Midway through the year, East Hampton Town is not only “on budget” for 2014, but is expected to end the year with surpluses in all its major funds, Len Bernard, the town budget officer, reported this week.

  • 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  • Suse and Peter Lowenstein have withdrawn their offer to give Ms.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.

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  • 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.