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  • After lengthy negotiations and a failed attempt to come to terms, East Hampton Town and its union employees have agreed on a new four-year, retroactive contract spanning from 2015 through 2018.
  • Lisa Kaplan will be the speaker at the wine talk at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Her subject will be “The Wild Man of Walla Walla: Charles Smith’s Washington Wines.” The sixth annual Taste of Tuckahoe benefit will take place on Friday, April 22, at 230 Elm in Southampton
  • A draft three-year capital plan under review by the East Hampton Town Board includes $18.2 million for a range of efforts from construction projects to repairs and equipment purchases and would require $10.7 million in new borrowing, according to a presentation by Len Bernard, the town budget officer, on Tuesday.

  • Both AT&T and Verizon are being evicted from a Cablevision tower close to the recycling center, on which they have been leasing space. Two other companies, Sprint and T-Mobile, have their equipment on a 150-foot pole already on recycling center land.
  • The Golden Pear Cafe will offer a new Healthy Kids breakfast and lunch menu that will feature healthy and enticing choices. Stratis Morfogen, a Manhattan restaurateur, is opening a branch of the Jue Lan Club, his Chelsea Chinese restaurant, on Elm Street in Southampton later this month.
  • Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent remarks about establishing a statewide licensing system for taxi and livery businesses, including services like Uber and Lyft that are summoned by an app, have prompted East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell to send a letter to Albany, weighing in.
  • Work will be complete on the Army Corps of Engineers downtown Montauk beach project within days, but it remains to be seen what the changes on the beach will mean for the summer season, when throngs of locals and visitors head to the downtown shore for a day of sun, surf, and sand.
  • "What Do You Mean, the New California? The Case for Santa Barbara,” is the title of the wine and tasting program at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits. Steve Clifton, a winemaker for Palmina Wines and La Voix Winery, will present the program at the wine shop on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Dock in Montauk is slated to reopen for the season tomorrow, April Fool’s Day, perfect timing, it seems, for George Watson, its owner, who is known as a trickster.
  • An overnight curfew on takeoffs and landings enacted at East Hampton Airport last summer had the hoped-for effect, consultants told the town board on Friday, not only quieting the hours during the curfew but curtailing the use of the airport by aircraft defined as noisy and reducing complaints about them.
  • Groundwork for a study of the core commercial areas of each hamlet in East Hampton Town continued on March 16 with a Town Hall session focused on Springs and East Hampton.

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  • A ceremony to dedicate a dogwood tree and plaque commemorating Anna Mirabai Lytton, a 14-year old Springs girl who died three years ago after being struck by a car, took place on Wednesday in East Hampton Village.
  • A New York State training program in “citizens’ preparedness,” designed to provide information and tools to help residents prepare for and respond to emergencies and to recover from them as quickly as possible, will be presented on March 22 at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Consultants who will help East Hampton Town develop plans for the nonresidential areas of each of the town's hamlets will hold meetings next week to hear the public's thoughts and concerns.
  • Plans for future energy generation on the East End to meet growing power needs are on the Long Island Power Authority's agenda, with key decisions to be made this spring, and renewable energy advocates are urging residents to speak out at a LIPA board of trustees meeting on Wednesday.
  • A group called Montauk Locals is urging concerned residents to gather at the Montauk Firehouse at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to greet the East Hampton Town Board, which will be having a 10 a.m. meeting there.
  • The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday night to enact an overnight curfew at East Hampton Airport, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and to extend that curfew from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. for planes that fall into a "noisy aircraft" category.
  • An electric-vehicle charging station, newly installed at East Hampton Town Hall, will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Friday at an event sponsored by the town board and the Natural Resources Department. The public has been invited.

    The station is in front of the police annex at the town hall campus on Pantigo Road. It use will be demonstrated, using electric vehicles provided by Buzz Chew Chevrolet and Tesla Motors, whose representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions.

  • East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.

    Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.

  •      A dynamic trio of East End songstresses, Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton, rocked a sold-out Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night for "Way Out East," the East Coast precursor to an upcoming mini-tour out west.

  •    A fishing fly is a kind of mystical thing, Eric Steel said. "It's one bit of fantasy, and bits and pieces and a hook, all tied together."