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  • While documenting the plight of refugees streaming onto the island of Lesvos as they fled conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, a local photojournalist found it impossible not to do what he could to help.
  • An East Hampton Town rental registry law has been honed and is being readied for a hearing that will provide an opportunity for members of the public to give their opinions on the draft legislation to the town board.
  • Deer are herbivores that eat just about anything in the woods. A full-grown deer of 100 pounds eats five to nine pounds of vegetation a day. The damage is already obvious and widespread.
  • There is a theater and dining deal at the 1770 House in East Hampton. Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater lab has resumed a free series of staged readings and the 1770 House will offer a pre-theater twocourse prix fixe for $27 on reading nights.
  • With the construction of a wall of sandbags across the downtown Montauk ocean shore pending, the United States Army Corps of Engineers told a judge it is reassessing the area.
  • Even as storm-force winds blew across Montauk last week, sending waves high up onto the downtown beach where a line of sandbags covered with excavated sand is slated for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers, project contractors set up shop with a trailer at Montauk’s Kirk Park parking lot.
  • A contingent hoping to see increased opportunities for affordable housing in East Hampton Town rallied at Town Hall on Tuesday to express support for a proposed project in Wainscott that has been decried by the Wainscott School Board.
  • A housing complex planned for a five-acre property on Montauk Highway in Amagansett is expected to provide affordable living space for community members of mixed income.
  • New menu selections at Babette’s restaurant in East Hampton will feature healthy and organic meals with vegetarian and vegan choices. Forage for wild food with Chandra Elmendorf in the woods near Trout Pond in Noyac.
  • Today is the start date for the Army Corps of Engineers’ major construction project on the downtown Montauk beach. A group that sued in the spring to halt the project will go to Eastern District Federal Court in the coming days to try to stop it.

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  • 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."