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  • Participation by East Enders in a planned trip to Lesbos, Greece, to assist in relief efforts for the thousands of refugees flowing through there from countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, continues to grow as a departure date just before Thanksgiving nears.
  • The East Hampton Town Board will hold a hearing tonight on the proposed establishment of a rental registry. According to draft legislation, owners of properties to be rented would be required to file with the town and receive a rental registry number before advertising for tenants.
  • A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, East Hampton Town officials insisted Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest that arose after work by the Army Corps of Engineers got under way early this month.
  • A few hours before two of the first protestors appeared in East Hampton Town Justice Court yesterday morning on charges of disorderly conduct for refusing to move away from the Army Corps construction site on the downtown Montauk ocean beach, Kim Wells became the 14th protester arrested.
  • With a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board adopted a $73.7 million town operating budget for 2016, up from $71.5 million this year.
  • Orders for pies and cheese platters by Lucy’s Whey can be placed through Monday, for pickup by Wednesday, at the Amagansett Farmers Market. Have Thanksgiving dinner out at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Service will begin at 1 p.m. next Thursday, with the last seating at 8:30 p.m.
  • A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, town officials said Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest and opposition that arose after beach excavation and pile driving for wooden access walks got under way early this month.
  • A rally against the seawall is planned for 2 p.m. tomorrow on the beach at South Edison Street in Montauk, where opponents plan to create messages in the sand that will be photographed from above.
  • Three more people were arrested on the Montauk beach on Friday morning while protesting the Army Corps’s construction of a sandbag revetment there. The arrests were the latest in a series of early morning incursions that began Friday by opponents of the project into the oceanfront work site.
  • Several hundred people attended an East Hampton Town Board meeting in Montauk on Tuesday morning to ask town officials to reverse course a 3,100-foot sandbag-core artificial dune.

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