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  • (Aug. 26, 2010) Before the East Hampton Town Board moves ahead with impending employee layoffs, some of which are expected to be unavoidable as part of a response to an approximately $31 million budget deficit, town employees will have an opportunity to join a state retirement incentive program, which was approved by the board at a meeting last Thursday.

  • With conditional approval by the FAA, the installation of an air traffic control tower for East Hampton Airport can proceed
  • An audit of the East Hampton Town Human Services Department has turned up numerous instances in which supervision and records were lacking.
  •     The Springs Farmers Market continues post-Labor Day each Saturday morning at the Ashawagh Hall green, at the junction of Fireplace Road and Old Stone Highway.
        The market offers vegetables from five different farms, plus specialty mushrooms, cheeses, breads and other baked goods, jam, flowers, homemade dog treats, pickles, coffee, and seafood.

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  • The air in East Hampton was redolent this week of freshly cut green wood and exhaust from generators as residents began cleaning up.
  • Power will be restored to 90 percent of the customers without it by late tomorrow.
  • Homeowners whose properties were damaged during the weekend’s storm received good news.
  • Homeowners with property damage from the weekend's storm received good news this morning when the National Weather Service declared that Irene, when it hit here, was a tropical storm and not a hurricane. Insurance coverage for damage from hurricanes is typically subject to a high deductible.
  • East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson declared a state of emergency at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, giving additional powers to the police, as the town's emergency preparedness team went into full gear and fire department volunteers visited low-lying areas to inform residents of voluntary evacuation.
  • An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale sent shock waves across the East End and much of the East Coast.

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