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  • The new year, it is often hoped, will bring many new things. As 2016 begins, one of them is medical marijuana, which research has shown can provide respite from pain, seizures, and anxiety for those struggling with debilitating diseases.

  • Last minute ideas for New Year's Eve and news about the Long Island Wine Council.
  • As work continues on the Army Corps of Engineers’ seawall along the downtown Montauk shore, the beach has been transformed as large sand-filled geotextile bags are piled up to make what is meant to become a 15-foot-tall, 3,100-foot-long impediment to ocean flooding during storms.
  • Over objections from members of its nature preserve committee, the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday adopted an altered management plan for the South Flora preserve on Napeague, omitting parking along the preserve.
  • East Hampton voters will have an opportunity to weigh in next fall on whether to authorize the use of up to 20 percent of the town’s community preservation fund for projects that would improve water quality.
  • Zachary Lazar will be the guest speaker at the Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on Jan. 5. In Sag Harbor, the Wolffer Kitchen will host a New Year’s Eve dinner with seatings to begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • One grassroots effort for refugees has local volunteers ready to do more.
  • Michaels’ at Maidstone bar and restaurant has holiday plans for a Christmas Eve a la carte menu as well as a special Feast of the Seven Fishes traditional dinner that night. The Amagansett Food Institute’s holiday market at the Amagansett Farmers Market on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. will provide an opportunity to buy local food and other holiday gifts.
  • The new law, vigorously debated for some time, will require property owners to file with the town Building Department before advertising or entering into leases.
  • East Hampton Town

    Pay Taxes Online

    Town of East Hampton property owners can pay their property tax bills online for the first time this year. The option, which allows access to current bills and prints receipts, will be available starting Dec. 14. Payments will be accepted by credit card or by electronic check, for a fee.

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  • A ceremony to dedicate a dogwood tree and plaque commemorating Anna Mirabai Lytton, a 14-year old Springs girl who died three years ago after being struck by a car, took place on Wednesday in East Hampton Village.
  • 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."