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  • Eight years after facing a financial deficit that required issuing bonds totaling $22 million to balance its budget, East Hampton Town has achieved Moody’s Investors Service’s highest bond rating
  • The East End’s representatives in Albany, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, are jointly sponsoring a law that would require the Long Island Power Authority to provide public notice of its intent to install new above-ground electric transmission lines, before determining the project’s environmental significance.
  • In an effort to detect whether northern long-eared bats, a threatened species, live in East Hampton, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has asked town officials for permission to set up a dozen monitoring stations on vacant town-owned land in Montauk and East Hampton for three nights in upcoming weeks.
  • A chance to learn Chinese cooking with Karen Lee, the author of five cookbooks and a caterer and cooking teacher based in New York City, is coming up in Amagansett, where Ms. Lee will teach a session on Aug. 27 at a private residence. Sammy’s Restaurant and Bar in Montauk has opened a new grab-and-go window for Hawaiian poke bowls, raw fish (typically tuna) that is cubed and tossed with seasonings and blended into a bowl of greens and other ingredients.
  • Two Montauk restaurants that are allegedly transformed into nightclubs after dinner hours are feeling the heat this week, with East Hampton Town officials going to the State Supreme Court for injunctions to force them to operate according to the zoning code, which allows them to be restaurants only, and to limit the size of their crowds.
  • A recreational vehicle parked at the Solé East resort on Second House Road in Montauk last weekend drew the attention of town officials, who observed a waste pipe running from the vehicle to a storm drain.
  • Beginning in 2018, installation of advanced technology septic systems that treat waste for nitrogen will be required in East Hampton Town for new buildings, according to a law passed Tuesday by the town board.
  • Fresh local oysters will be served paired with wine during a tour of the shellfish hatcheries at the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold on Friday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Slow Food East End chapter has a potluck dinner planned for next Thursday at Myron and Susan Levine’s residence in Sag Harbor. Reservations are required and can be made at slowfoodeastend.org
  • The Grey Lady, a Montauk harborside restaurant that has been cited several times this summer for overcrowding, is under court order to limit the number of people it admits and to stop operating as a nightclub in violation of East Hampton zoning rules.

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