Donations of antique objects dating from the 1880s through 1920 are being sought by a committee working to establish a farm museum at the former Lester farm at North Main and Cedar Streets in East Hampton, which is owned by East Hampton Town.
The group is also seeking volunteers who would staff the museum during open hours once a week, on Saturdays.
Speakers at a hearing last Thursday on proposed regulations on chain stores in East Hampton Town were largely in favor of the idea, but some counseled caution and urged the town board to notify individual commercial property owners and give them another chance to weigh in.
“I don’t read the little print on these newspapers,” said Michael Cinque, the owner of Amagansett Wines and Spirits and several Main Street buildings in that hamlet. “Slow this down,” he said. “You should be contacting the people who are affected.”
A unanimous vote by the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday to buy 19 acres of Amagansett land along Montauk Highway and preserve it for agriculture and recreation drew kudos and congratulations from members of the audience, several of whom spoke at a hearing on the $10.1 million purchase prior to the vote. The money will come from the town’s community preservation fund.
Nell Shaw Cohen, a composer, librettist, and multimedia artist who grew up in Sag Harbor and San Francisco, will present “The Coming of Spring,” a one-act operatic monodrama for tenor and chamber ensemble, at the Provincetown Playhouse on MacDougal Street in Manhattan on Tuesday. The performance, which begins at 8:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Cooking at Church
Marco Barrila, the chef and owner of Insatiable Eats in Southampton, will present a program highlighting the cuisine of his native Sicily at an East End Chefs program at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor tonight at 6:30. The menu will include an appetizer of eggplant, tomatoes, capers, and olives in an agrodolce (sweet and sour) sauce, followed by pasta with tomato, basil, fried eggplant, and oven-dried ricotta. The meal will conclude with a semi-frozen lemon and strawberry dessert.
Alex Walter, a member of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, is to resign from that board and become the executive assistant to Supervisor Larry Cantwell, according to resolutions to be offered at a town board meeting tonight. Mr. Walter will earn an annual salary of $30,000 in his new post.
John Whelan, an architect who is East Hampton’s representative on the County Planning Commission and a Democrat who once ran for town board, is to be appointed to the Z.B.A for the remainder of Mr. Walter’s term, through the end of this year.
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.