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  • 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.
  • Montauk residents who watched this week as bulldozers took out sand dunes and an excavator scooped sand from along the downtown shore where the Army Corps of Engineers is building a 3,100-foot long sandbag seawall filled Town Hall on Thursday night and asked the town board to stop the project.
  • Opponents of a rental registry law proposed by the East Hampton Town Board, which will be the subject of a public hearing on Nov. 19, have set up a website, a Facebook page, and an online petition to advocate against the law.
  • A team of East End residents is preparing for a trip to the Greek island of Lesbos at the end of this month, where they will volunteer time and energy to the crowds of refugees fleeing war-torn Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
  • Cittanuova in East Hampton is now offering a lineup of nightly specials on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The well-known painter and sculptor Eric Fischl will host the next artists and writers night at Almond in Bridgehampton. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Frustrated East Hampton Town union employees, who have been working without a contract since the beginning of the year, took to the street in front of Town Hall for several hours Monday afternoon after negotiations last week failed to result in an agreement.

  • A four-acre East Hampton Town-owned waterfront park in Montauk named for the late Carol Morrison, an environmentalist who lived in that hamlet, is ready for public use after a lengthy effort to save it from being sold.
  • Get your Met's regalia on and steal on down to Stuart’s Seafood shop in Amagansett. Customers who say “Let’s Go Mets” with their Mets gear on will receive a 10-percent discount on their purchase.
  • While documenting the plight of refugees streaming onto the island of Lesvos as they fled conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, a local photojournalist found it impossible not to do what he could to help.

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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."