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  • Plans are moving forward to replace East Hampton Town’s senior citizen center on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton with a new, larger building on the same site.
  • Despite its many nature trails through preserved tracts of woods, East Hampton Town lacks even one for people who need a smooth, flat surface — the wheelchair-bound, the elderly, those who are injured or less agile — can enjoy the outdoors, Mario Bladuell, an East Hampton resident, told the town board this week.
  • Saturday will be a PRFECT Earth Day in Springs, when the Perfect Earth Project, in collaboration with the Accabonac Protection Committee, presents a lineup of free events from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. designed to highlight the health and environmental benefits of a toxin-free approach to landscaping.
  • The South Fork Kitchens Cafe in the student center of the Stony Brook Southampton campus will offer grab-and-go salads, soups, and sandwiches. The cafe is a cooperative food center. In observation of Passover, both Nick and Toni’s and Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will have a la carte menu specials from tomorrow through April 30.
  • Officials from PSEG Long Island this week outlined their plan to begin replacing utility poles throughout East Hampton as part of a federally funded project.
  • As the Army Corps of Engineers finishes its project on the downtown Montauk beach, public discussion is turning an effort to build up and protect the beach west of the Lake Montauk inlet.
  • After lengthy negotiations and a failed attempt to come to terms, East Hampton Town and its union employees have agreed on a new four-year, retroactive contract spanning from 2015 through 2018.
  • Lisa Kaplan will be the speaker at the wine talk at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Her subject will be “The Wild Man of Walla Walla: Charles Smith’s Washington Wines.” The sixth annual Taste of Tuckahoe benefit will take place on Friday, April 22, at 230 Elm in Southampton
  • A draft three-year capital plan under review by the East Hampton Town Board includes $18.2 million for a range of efforts from construction projects to repairs and equipment purchases and would require $10.7 million in new borrowing, according to a presentation by Len Bernard, the town budget officer, on Tuesday.

  • Both AT&T and Verizon are being evicted from a Cablevision tower close to the recycling center, on which they have been leasing space. Two other companies, Sprint and T-Mobile, have their equipment on a 150-foot pole already on recycling center land.

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  • 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."