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  • Legal bills were on the town board’s agenda last Thursday night as the board resolved to hire outside lawyers as counsel in matters related to the East Hampton Airport.
  • For those thinking of Valentine's Day dinner the 1770 House in East Hampton will feature a dozen "amorous and warming" dishes. A once-monthly ladies night at the c/o the Maidstone inn on East Hampton’s Main Street will take place on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., when all cocktails and wines by the glass will be offered at half price in the lounge.
  • Protecting ground and surface waters, and repairing damage already done by pollution from things such as septic waste and road runoff, has risen to the top of East Hampton Town officials’ agenda.
  • A hearing will be held before the East Hampton Town Board tonight on a request to change the zoning on 4.2 acres of oceanfront property in Montauk — the East Deck motel site at Ditch Plain — from resort to half-acre residential zoning so that it may be subdivided into four house lots.
  • The program had been described as an oyster garden and approved by the East Hampton Town Trustees in early fall.
  • With East Hampton Town’s rental registry law to go into effect before the summer season, landlords can learn about how to obtain the required registration number, and more about the law, at a pair of upcoming workshops organized by town officials.
  • It’s time again for the Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off, when home cooks and professional chefs throw their best versions of chili in the ring, to be tasted and rated by members of the public.
  • the Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off will be held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 31. The Espresso Italian Market reopened last week in the space formerly occupied by the Cigar Bar. Its popular sandwiches on homemade focaccia bread with signature house dressing have returned!
  • The first section of the Army Corps of Engineers’ sandbag “dune” on the downtown Montauk beach has been finished.
  • Though the temperature is frigid, town officials have turned their attention toward summer and its influx of visitors that last year turned downtown Montauk into a noisy and chaotic scene.

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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."