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  • Montauk has been chosen by the United States Commerce Department to be one of six port communities participating in a study to determine how it might be given development assistance
  • East Hampton Town’s 2009 financial audit is complete, and a 2010 audit has begun, an accountant for the town told the East Hampton Town Board at a work session on Tuesday. That not only brings the town up to speed financially after years of financial mismanagement and inadequate recordkeeping, but puts things ahead of the game this year.
  • In response to an outpouring of community opposition, followed by a lawsuit seeking cancellation of a town permit, the organizers of the MTK: Music to Know festival, slated for Aug. 13 and 14, are seeking Federal Aviation Administration and East Hampton Town permission to move the event to an unused runway at East Hampton Airport. Should that effort fail, they plan to go ahead with the concert at its original proposed site, on farmland in Amagansett.
  • A growing number of food trucks peddling their wares at East Hampton’s beaches and other public sites has prompted the town board to revamp the rules governing those sales.
  • A round-table discussion and public question-and-answer session from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday called “Housing, Open Space, and Taxes: A Question of Balance” will center on the issues surrounding those interrelated topics in East Hampton Town.
  • In an effort to provide town ordinance enforcement officers with a way to identify and eliminate illegally overcrowded housing, the East Hampton Town Board has been talking about placing limits on the number of cars that can be parked overnight on residential properties.
  • A proposal to move a two-day August music festival from a field in Amagansett to an area at the East Hampton Airport

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