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  •     The indoor farmers market held at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton on the third Saturday of each month will take place this weekend beginning at 11 a.m., with the closing hour now extended to 3 p.m.

        Among the vendors that have participated are Lorna’s Nuts and Goodies, Amagansett Sea Salt, East Hampton Gourmet, Plain-T Ice Tea, Cavaniola’s Cheese Shop, and Gula Gula Empanadas.

  • Transformation of the former Villa Principi restaurant building in Amagansett into a new 7-Eleven store is moving ahead after a building permit was issued last week for interior renovations there. The site, a former restaurant that has been empty for years, is just east of the Amagansett I.G.A., and is owned by the Principi family.
  • East Hampton Town’s Highway Superintendent Steve Lynch, and the superintendent of public works for East Hampton Village, Scott Fithian, were both upbeat during recent chats, even while preparing for yet another onslaught.
  •     Hearings on two proposed changes to East Hampton Town Code set in motion by the wish of a developer, Putnam Bridge, to build a 79-unit complex of market-rate older-resident housing on 24 acres of farmland in Amagansett, will continue tonight at East Hampton Town Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.

        The hearings, on establishing a new zoning district in the town code for senior citizen housing, and then applying it to the Amagansett property, were convened on Dec. 19 and held open, at the developers’ request, until tonight.

  •     On Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board rescinded an earlier vote of the board in November that had paved the way for the town’s participation in a United States Department of Agriculture deer culling program.

        The program, which had proposed to eliminate 3,000 deer across the East End, caused a public outcry before even getting under way, and several towns and villages have withdrawn from it.

  •     Tenants and administrators of Windmill Village II, an affordable housing complex for senior citizens off Accabonac Road in East Hampton, brought long-standing complaints about mold in the basements of the buildings there, and its potential effects on health, to a meeting of the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.

  • East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, the town board’s new liaison on East Hampton Airport matters, rolled up her sleeves and dove into the long-controversial subject of the airport during her first month in office.
  •     Valentine’s Day is approaching, and our minds turn, if not to love, then chocolate. Registration is under way for a chocolate truffle-making workshop to be offered by the Peconic Land Trust at Bridge Gardens on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton on Feb. 15.

  • Proceeds into the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund from a 2-percent real estate transfer tax in the five East End towns totaled more than $95 million last year, more than $28 million above the 2012 total
  •     Coming right up is the January weekend devoted  not only to a contest between football teams but to a fair bit of noshing — indeed, of pigging out.

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