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  • A plan to reissue a call for proposals for use of the town-owned land at 551 and 561 Montauk Highway in Amagansett has been put on hold at the behest of community members who asked for more time to have public discussions about the property’s future.
  • East Hampton Town

    Amagansett: Parking and Park

    The East Hampton Town Board is moving forward with plans to expand the parking lot behind Main Street in Amagansett and to designate an adjacent area for use as a passive park.

  • A senior airport attendant, a part-time attendant, and a maintenance employee are manning the East Hampton Town Airport this week after the East Hampton Town Board fired the facility’s manager last Thursday.
  • Head down to La Fondita, the Mexican take-out shop in Amagansett, for Dia de los Muertos. The Day of the dead menu will include pork, chicken, or chile and cheese tamales, chiles en nogada (poblano peppers stuffed with meat or cheese), churros (fried cinnamon-y pastries), and champurrado, a warm chocolate beverage. The special event will be celebrated tomorrow through Sunday. Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor will mark Halloween weekend with a live music lineup every night from tomorrow through Monday, and specials on nibbles including clams casino, oysters on the half shell, pretzel bites with dipping sauce or melted beer cheddar, sliders, smoked white bean dip with bread and crudités, fries, and a cheese plate.
  • Southampton Hospital officials will submit a final application for an East Hampton satellite emergency room and treatment center to the state by the end of the year, and would like to see it on Pantigo Place, adjacent to the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation medical facility.
  • Joe Dolce is not a stoner. The author of “Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis,” he makes a point of that, but also has no hesitance in “piercing the veil” and talking from a user’s as well as a researcher’s point of view about pot.
  • A Sunday-night prix fixe at Babette’s restaurant on Newtown Lane in East Hampton, will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $19.95 and features a choice of turkey meatballs, barbecue tofu, steamed edamame, and crisp goat cheese dumplings, among other items, for starters, followed by entrees such as chicken mole enchiladas, vegetable pad thai, roast chicken, salads, and Atlantic cod. Dessert is included as well. On Saturday at Baron’s Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor, Matty Boudreau, the chef, will serve up a menu in honor of Oktoberfest from 1 to 5 p.m. Bratwurst, sausages, grilled corn, German-style pretzels, apple cider, seasonal brews, and more will be offered.
  • The fall menu at Baron’s Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor includes dishes based on locally sourced ingredients, such as scallops with spaghetti squash from the Milk Pail farm, roasted North Fork fennel and radishes with brown butter vinaigrette, parsnip soup, and cauliflower beignets with a spicy carrot dipping sauce. Maude Muto, the owner and chef at Hampton Herbivore, and a member of the team at the Wellness Foundation of East Hampton, will demonstrate how to make a delicious plant-based dessert at a potluck dinner on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers’ plans for the downtown Montauk beach could include adding enough sand to create a 50-foot-wide beach along an expanse roughly double the length of the area where the corps has installed a sandbag wall, representatives said last week.
  • A plan to cut down sections of the woods near the East Hampton Airport, removing trees that have grown tall enough to intrude on a runway clear zone, has some environmentalists and airport watchdogs up in arms.

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  • A hearing on the purchase of two parcels in Amagansett will be held at East Hampton Town Hall on Thursday night.
  • 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.