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  •     Beginning today, food peddlers who wish to set up shop at one of 12 authorized sites at town-owned beaches in East Hampton can pick up applications from the Town Purchasing Department allowing them to bid on the rights to use one of the spots.
        The rights will be given to the highest bidder. A points system, which the board attempted to institute last year, allowing the town board to weigh non-monetary factors such as experience and community ties as well as business and marketing details, has been abandoned.

  •     Upgrading from a traditional septic system to a new, high-technology waste treatment design called Nitrex, which the East Hampton Town Board heard about on Tuesday, could not only help keep nitrate levels lower in surface and groundwater, but also could benefit pre-existing, nonconforming businesses that do not meet current standards and codes, said Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, 

  •     East Hampton Republican, Conservative, and Tea Party members came out early, and presumably will be out often, in support of Randy Altschuler, with an endorsement on Friday at the Hook Mill in East Hampton.
        The group included East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, and town board members Theresa Quigley and Dominick Stanzione, East Hampton Town Conservative Party chairman Vincent Downing, East End Tea Party chairwoman Lynda Edwards, and Kurt Kappel, the East Hampton Town Republican Party chairman.

  •     With the absence of Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione at an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday leaving the four remaining board members split evenly along party lines, “no” votes — and an abstention — by the two new Democratic board members made it impossible for Town Councilwoman Theresa Quigley to gain approval for three of her initiatives.

  • Duel Over the Green
        Two Montauk groups hoping to receive mass-gathering permits for use of the Montauk hamlet green over Memorial Day weekend will have to wait another week for a decision from the East Hampton Town Board.

  • Members of the public weighed in this week about the future of East Hampton Town’s scavenger waste treatment plant.
  •     After setting a minimum price of $3 million for the sale of seven town-owned office condominiums at Pantigo Place in East Hampton — or $428,571 per condo — the three members of the East Hampton Town Board’s Republican majority agreed on Tuesday to accept a bid of $1.2 million for four of the condos, a sale price of $300,000 each.
        The decision set off a heated discussion, but the debate may well be moot, as the buyer, Andrew Sabin, said yesterday that he had withdrawn his bid.

  •     Dave Martin, an East Hampton Town police officer, was presented with the department’s Officer of the Year award late last month.
           Officer Martin responded to a call last February from a young girl whose father had shot her mother with a pellet gun and was holding the family, including a sibling, at knifepoint in a Springs house. After getting the victims safely out of the house, he subdued the man and took him into custody.

  • Conrad and Josie Goerl’s showpiece overlooking Northwest Harbor has been transformed into model of green energy and design -- with an infusion of color from the hot palette of Ms. Goerl’s native Brazil.
  •    On Friday, Feb. 24, the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton will have a Taste, Wine, and Dine event. Seatings will be at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For $98 per person, plus tax and gratuity, diners will get a four-course dinner and a tasting of six wines chosen by Chris Miller, the restaurant’s sommelier. On the menu will be duck leg cassoulet, and veal cheek braised in red wine with truffle potato purée and sweetbread-stuffed cabbage rolls.

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