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  • An analysis of East Hampton Town’s coastline and the potential impact of future storms, which is about to get under way, will “help determine the town’s response with regard to sea level rise, storms, and erosion,” Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc announced on Tuesday.

  • Rowdy Hall kicks off its Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring an outdoor German beer garden in the restaurant courtyard. Jeremy Blutstein, the East by Northeast restaurant’s chef will prepare a menu to complement wines by Macari Vineyards next Thursday.
  • Work is set to begin in three weeks on an $8.9 million artificial dune that will largely cover the width of the Montauk downtown beach between the dune and the ocean from South Emery Street at the western edge to the Atlantic Terrace motel near Surfside Place on the east.
  • While those afflicted by airport noise from helicopters and other craft using East Hampton Airport had hoped for relief after an overnight curfew was enacted in July, many told the East Hampton Town Board last week that the measure fell short, and that noise problems continued and had even grown worse this summer.
  • A Montauk restaurant called before the East Hampton Town Board for a review of its music entertainment permit after being cited five times over the summer for violations of the town noise code has “made a decision to close” for good.
  • The top tomatoes from the taste-off at Quail Hill Farm will be for sale at the Amagansett Farmers Market for the rest of the season. Next Wednesday is Mexican Independence Day and La Fondita in Amagansett will celebrate with specials: chiles en nogada, a traditional Independence Day dish, and pozole rojo.
  • Thanks to a Springs resident who has made a sizable donation to pay for landscaping, Ashawagh Hall, which is owned by the Springs Improvement Society and serves as a center for activities from concerts to art shows and civic group meetings, is sporting a new but natural look.
  • East Hampton Town Board members stepped back Tuesday from an effort to reaffirm a town ban on bedrooms in basements, which has been on the books but not recently enforced, with one official calling it a “knee-jerk reaction” to a recent uproar over the construction of two eight-bedroom houses on half-acre lots in Springs.
  • The status of a music permit issued to Ciao by the Beach, a Montauk restaurant that was cited five times this summer with violations of the East Hampton Town noise ordinance, is to be ruled on soon, following a hearing before the town board on Tuesday.
  • East Hampton Town’s Civil Service Employees Association voted down a four-year contract with the town on Aug. 6 in a landslide, 139-to-6, “no thanks” tally, just as town board members were ready to ratify it at a meeting the same day.

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  • 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."