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  •     Valentine’s Day is approaching, and our minds turn, if not to love, then chocolate. Registration is under way for a chocolate truffle-making workshop to be offered by the Peconic Land Trust at Bridge Gardens on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton on Feb. 15.

  • Proceeds into the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund from a 2-percent real estate transfer tax in the five East End towns totaled more than $95 million last year, more than $28 million above the 2012 total
  •     Coming right up is the January weekend devoted  not only to a contest between football teams but to a fair bit of noshing — indeed, of pigging out.

  • Under a management plan being considered by the D.E.C., mute swans could be shot, captured and euthanized, or sterilized, and their eggs and nests destroyed
  • Applause broke out at Town Hall on Tuesday morning when the East Hampton Town Board took a step toward solar power by endorsing proposals for photovoltaic installations at 10 town-owned sites by three private contractors
  • With proposals from the Army Corps of Engineers for a major beach restoration project in downtown Montauk expected shortly, the East Hampton Town Board agreed on Tuesday that three coastal experts who have offered their services gratis to East Hampton Town will be called on for their professional knowledge and guidance
  • A new East Hampton Town tax receiver was appointed on an interim basis by the town board on Tuesday, after, for the second consecutive year, a number of property owners did not receive their tax bills
  •     The Smokin’ Wolf barbecue takeout shop in East Hampton, which is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, has a weekly lineup of winter specials, including a $7 lunch menu. Wednesday is burger night, for $8, Thursdays quesadillas are $8, on Fridays whole chickens — roasted, barbecued, or fried — are $10, and on Saturdays a whole slab of ribs is $18.

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  • Cantwell dedicated the first meeting of his administration to the recently deceased Lee Hayes and outlines his 2014 list of initiatives
  • The resolution of a problem caused when East Hampton Town began to build a sump on farmland along Route 114, allowing farm soils to be trucked away, maybe forthcoming

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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."