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  • East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc will sponsor a resolution expressing opposition to the expansion of offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean proposed by President Donald Trump.
  • Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday that the county has requested $50 million in state money to provide grants for the replacement of cesspool and septic systems with advanced wastewater treatment systems.
  • In East Hampton preservation fund revenues were down by just over 20 percent in the first six months of 2017.
  • PSEG-Long Island will start work next month on electrical systems throughout East Hampton, an effort to strengthen the reliability and resilience of the electrical grid under a program developed after Superstorm Sandy severely impacted parts of Long Island.
  • Susan and Myron Levine of Sag Harbor will host a Slow Food East End potluck at their house on Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations are being taken online at slowfoodeastend.org. Karen Lee, a New York City caterer and cookbook author, will offer two cooking classes in Amagansett this month focusing on using organic and/or local ingredients to make tasty and healthful meals.
  • East Hampton officials moved Wednesday to shut down a Montauk oceanfront residence used as a party spot for the app-based dating site Tinder, authorizing the town attorney to seek an injunction against using the house as hook-up central.
  • Efforts to preserve farming in East Hampton, and the outcome of previous preservation efforts, were at the root of wide-ranging opinions expressed at Town Hall last Thursday during a hearing on whether the town should buy what are known as enhanced development rights on the Dankowski farm in Wainscott.
  • A benefit will be held on Monday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett for James Pellow, a longtime bartender there and an East Hampton native. Mr. Pellow has been out of work all summer and faces an uncertain medical future after being diagnosed with heart failure and a blood clot in his heart.
  • The United States Navy is planning a new round of sonar and weapons testing and training exercises in its Atlantic Training and Testing Study Area, which covers some 2.6 million nautical miles of inshore and offshore waters, extending from the coastline of New England to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • East Hampton Town’s new port security and firefighting vessel, the John L. Behan, was officially commissioned yesterday in a ceremony at the United States Coast Guard Station in Montauk.

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