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  • East Hampton Town announced Tuesday that it has won a $9.9 million federal grant to buy low-lying properties in the Lazy Point area of Amagansett, under a program designed to eliminate or prevent development in areas prone to severe flooding.
  • In what is perhaps one of the most unusual fund-raising efforts among the many that occur during the summer season here, Peter Honerkamp, an owner of the Stephen Talkhouse club in Amagansett, and his friend Dan Tooker have embarked on a “Hampton Bar Crawl” across East Hampton Town.

  • North Fork for Foodies

    The eighth annual Foodie Tour of the North Fork will take place on Sept. 7. Sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue, it will include visits to farms, vineyards, and beverage and food producers, where there will be cooking demonstrations, talks, and tastings.

  • Julia Bovey, the director of the New York State Department of Public Service's Long Island office, got some thanks on Tuesday night for responding to calls for an East Hampton hearing on PSEG-Long Island's long-range plan — and then she got an earful.
  • East Hampton residents are gearing up for a meeting Tuesday with officials of PSEG Long Island, the town’s electrical utility.
  • A new law requiring East Hampton Town property owners who want to rent out their dwellings to register with the town is under discussion by the town board.
  • East Hampton Town

    For a Town Farm Museum

    Monetary donations are being sought for East Hampton Town’s farm museum, which is taking shape on the corner of North Main and Cedar Streets in East Hampton on the former Selah Lester property, now owned by the town. The museum will illuminate the lives of farmers in East Hampton and the importance of the town’s farms to its prosperity and history.

  • The late Robert Giard, a photographer and longtime Amagansett resident, began making portraits of gay and lesbian writers in 1985 after seeing “The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer’s play about the AIDS crisis. By the end of the evening, he wrote in the introduction to a 1997 book in which a number of the photos were collected, he had decided that his work “should be of use to other gay people by recording something of note about our experience, our history, and our culture.”

  • Wine Tastings

    A sommelier will lead participants through weekly wine tastings this month at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Each week the tastings center on wines from different regions, different varietals, and at different price points, and will include at least one of the shop’s more than 50 rosé wine offerings.

  • Details of one proposal submitted to East Hampton Town for use of the 19-acre Amagansett Farm that the town purchased this year were provided this week.

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