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  •     With only 17 days remaining to Memorial Day weekend, East Hampton Town’s Ordinance Enforcement and Animal Control Departments are both short-staffed, Patrick Gunn, the town’s public safety division administrator and an assistant town attorney, told the town board on Tuesday.

  •     Restaurants are gearing up for the season, with a host of Mother’s Day specials this weekend.
        Andrra, a new restaurant which has opened near the Harbor Marina on Three Mile Harbor where the Boathouse was last year, will serve brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

  • A tight budget, with more revenue coming in than expected, and spending below what was anticipated, helped build surpluses.
  • A draft report by an East Hampton Town deer management working group may lay down a path to reduce the deer population.
  •     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.

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