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  •     A proposal meant to close a loophole that is barring enforcement of an East Hampton Town prohibition on running businesses and parking large commercial vehicles at residences will go back to the drawing board.

        A hearing to change the definition of “light truck” in the East Hampton Town Code was to be held tonight, but was postponed due to an error in the published notice. At the same time, members of the East Hampton Town Board found other details to adjust.

  •    Councilwoman Sylvia Overby will present to the East Hampton Town Board suggestions for locations where signs might be erected alerting motorists to state laws designed to protect pets from harmful conditions in parked cars.

        Ms. Overby noted that Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. recently acted to strengthen the laws and penalties for leaving pets in cars during extreme weather conditions, and a group of local residents is working with nearby municipalities to provide and install the signs.

  •    Circled up like a wagon train on a field at Bridgehampton’s Hayground School on Friday, the food trucks participating in this year’s Great Food Truck Derby sponsored by Edible East End magazine served up everything from curry to tacos and sweet and savory crepes to a large crowd of circulating nibblers.

  •     Tickets are on sale for Harvest East End, a celebration of 40 years of winemaking on Long Island’s East End, to be held at the McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue on Aug. 24. The event will include a tasting from 7 to 9:30 p.m. of regional winemakers’ current releases and barrel samples of wines yet to be released, along with foods from local farmers, fishermen, and other food artisans, prepared by a team of local chefs.

  • Numerous seasonal establishments, particularly in Montauk, have prompted complaints in recent summers from residents saying that the use of patios and lawns has drawn large and disruptive crowds
  • A third attempt by East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc to get a board majority to take the town’s Fort Pond House property in Montauk off the market was suspended Tuesday when Councilman Dominick Stanzione requested more time
  •     A $261,985 bill from a consulting firm that had overseen the process of gaining federal approval for the air traffic control tower at East Hampton Airport created shock waves — and a heated exchange — at a town board meeting on Tuesday when Councilwoman Theresa Quigley suggested the work had not been authorized by the board. In a lengthy discussion, it also was reported that the 2013 airport budget was likely to be exceeded by $200,000, and perhaps $300,000.

  •     In a split vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board agreed to join a coalition of municipalities surrounding the Peconic Estuary, in order to work together on water-quality goals.

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  •    Though normally I try not to say anything if I can’t say anything nice, there are just a few things I have to get off my chest. Because here it is August and this summer, before it was even July, I couldn’t take any more. My eyes hurt from rolling, and my new seasonal utterance, “Puh-leeze,” was already overused.
        Maybe it’s because I’m subject to the seasonal barrage of entreaties from P.R. lackeys desperately trying to get attention for their clients, touting the next great Hamptons this or that.

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  • 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."