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  •     A hearing will be held tonight before the East Hampton Town Board on a proposed law requiring bars and restaurants that offer live music or other entertainment to obtain permits. The permits would be subject to certain provisions, such as a limit on the number of people allowed to gather for outdoor entertainment. They would be issued by the town clerk without review, carry no fee, and be valid for a calendar year. One-year renewals would be automatic.

  •     Jennifer Meadows, the chef at Fishbar in Montauk, which is at the Gone Fishing marina on East Lake Drive, is back in the kitchen for another season, and serving dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. A mention here of another chef being added to the Fishbar roster was incorrect.
        Fishbar is offering Montauk residents, who can produce ID showing a local address, a 10 percent discount. On Sunday nights, four entrees are offered at 50 percent off.

  • Petitions declared invalid by the town clerk, prompting a lawsuit by a group that helped collect the 644 voters’ signatures.
  •     East Hampton’s scavenger waste treatment plant, which is next to the former landfill, now a recycling center, on Springs-Fireplace Road, is in a “unique location” above a groundwater divide, Kevin Phillips said on Saturday at a Town Hall forum held to discuss the plant and the handling of septic waste. “Theoretically, the water that leaches through the landfill goes straight down into the aquifer,” he said.

  •     If you put Ben Faraone and Chandra Elmendorf out in the woods, alone and perhaps without even a knife, chances are good that they would survive and even thrive.

  •     As the spring season marches forward, more restaurant chefs are striding back into their kitchens to man their stations for the season.
        In Montauk, the Clam and Chowder House on West Lake Drive has reopened, and is serving dinner on Thursday through Sunday, and lunch also on Saturday and Sunday.
        Gosman’s Dock reopens tomorrow night. Lunch and dinner will be served daily, except Tuesday, at the restaurant perched at the mouth of Montauk Harbor. Drinks are served till midnight.

  • After weeks of contention over a proposed sale of a piece of town alleyway that bisects the old Ronjo motel property in Montauk, East Hampton Town will get its own appraisal of the value of the land.
  •     The question of what kinds of restrictions East Hampton Town may be allowed to place on the use of its airport in an effort to control noise turns largely on whether the town seeks to restrict jets and seaplanes or focuses access restrictions on helicopters.

  •     In Montauk, Fishbar has reopened for the season. The restaurant is on East Lake Drive, overlooking Montauk Harbor, and has a new chef, Shawn Christman. For now, Fishbar is serving dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

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  • A seemingly innocuous sale of 3,700 square feet of a town-owned Montauk alley that for decades has been surrounded by the grounds of the old Ronjo motel in Montauk has turned into a thorny morass raising hackles all around.

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