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  • Three upcoming sessions of the Wednesday wine-tasting and discussion series presented by Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will feature wine experts from the East End.

  • A Supreme Court judge ruled last Thursday that PSEG Long Island, an electrical energy provider, and the Long Island Power Authority, for which PSEG is a contractor, are not subject to local zoning and other laws.
  • Management goals, maintenance plans, and operating and capital budgets for the many historic properties and buildings owned by East Hampton Town are being developed for needed restoration and plans for public use.
  • The matter of airport regulation is complicated, with federal rules and limited local authority. Just what East Hampton Town is facing, and its chances of success, came to light this week in an interview with Peter Kirsch, an attorney who has guided the effort to deal with aircraft noise.
  • A dozen new members were appointed to the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee by the East Hampton Town Board on March 19.

    Councilman Fred Overton, who is the board’s liaison to the committee, declined to offer the resolution and voted against it; it was offered instead by Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, who, like Mr. Overton, is a resident of Springs.

  • D’Canela restaurant in Amagansett has launched a takeout menu with free delivery service in East Hampton and Amagansett. The extensive menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices, ranging from eggs to appetizers, sandwiches, and salads, and including items such as burritos, tacos, and tostadas. There is a Monday through Friday lineup of soups of the day and a daily $12.50 lunch special that includes a soup and entree of the day.

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  • Opponents say Army Corps plan violates law.
  • The sense of place and time evoked by the Springs General Store, which sits along Accabonac Harbor and across from Pussy’s Pond in the Springs Historic District, will be further protected with the recently approved purchase by East Hampton Town of a facade easement that will assure that the property will continue to look as it has since the building was constructed in 1884.

  • The remainder of a $31 million bond issued by East Hampton Town in 2006 will be refinanced, enabling the town to save $1.76 million in interest while paying off the debt over the next 12 years.

    The money was borrowed for land acquisitions ($25 million), for construction of the town justice court ($2 million), and for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center ($4 million).

    Almost 10 years later, the town has paid off almost $10 million of that debt, with $22.12 million remaining.

  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who has been critical of PSEG-Long Island, the utility company that operates the Long Island Power Authority grid, for a number of its practices, is calling for a review of payments, including executive pay and fees to consultants and contractors, made by PSEG under its contract with LIPA.

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  • 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."