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  • A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, town officials said Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest and opposition that arose after beach excavation and pile driving for wooden access walks got under way early this month.
  • A rally against the seawall is planned for 2 p.m. tomorrow on the beach at South Edison Street in Montauk, where opponents plan to create messages in the sand that will be photographed from above.
  • Three more people were arrested on the Montauk beach on Friday morning while protesting the Army Corps’s construction of a sandbag revetment there. The arrests were the latest in a series of early morning incursions that began Friday by opponents of the project into the oceanfront work site.
  • Several hundred people attended an East Hampton Town Board meeting in Montauk on Tuesday morning to ask town officials to reverse course a 3,100-foot sandbag-core artificial dune.
  • Two more protestors were arrested on Thursday morning in Montauk as the ocean waves lapped at the edges of an excavated hole in the sand lined with steel beams, hoses, and other equipment used by contractors building a sandbag seawall for the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • The Amagansett Food Institute, which operates the Amagansett Farmers Market, is taking orders for Thanksgiving foods. The Gulf Coast Kitchen restaurant, in Montauk at the Montauk Yacht Club, will have a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the holiday. Thanksgiving at the 1770 House in East Hampton will offer a holiday meal featuring main dishes such as traditional turkey and fixings, roasted Icelandic cod, or a roasted Berkshire pork chop.
  • Several hundred people attended an East Hampton Town Board meeting in Montauk on Tuesday morning to ask for a halt to the construction of a downtown beach sandbag seawall by the Army Corps of Engineers, after ongoing protests and civil disobedience since Friday.
  • Two more protestors were arrested Monday morning after breaching the oceanfront work zone on Montauk's downtown beach, where contractors for the Army Corps are building a sandbag seawall along an almost two-thirds-of-a-mile stretch.
  • Surfers in Montauk paddled out into the ocean under a sunny sky on Sunday morning to form a symbolic “line of defense” in protest of the Army Corps’s construction on the downtown Montauk beach of a sandbag wall, which got under way in recent weeks.
  • Three people were arrested on a Montauk beach early Friday morning after about two dozen protesters gathered to block the path of bulldozers working on construction of a sandbag wall along the downtown shore.

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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."