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  • A majority of the town board voted last Thursday to sell East Hampton’s 50-percent share of the Poxabogue Golf Center to Southampton Town.
  •     A proposed amendment to East Hampton Town’s zoning code, designed to simplify the procedure for farmers looking to add greenhouses, farm stands, or other buildings to their land is the right idea, most speakers at a town board hearing last week on the legislation agreed, but the devil is in the details.

  •     The Amber Waves Farm, at 375 Main Street in Amagansett, will host an Oktoberfeast celebration on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. featuring local food and drink from a variety of producers.

  • An aviation law expert hired by the East Hampton Town Board will attend a meeting in Montauk tomorrow to talk about noise control at the East Hampton Airport.
  • Residents alarmed at the East Hampton Town Board’s recent discussion about using part of a 38-acre town property on the Napeague oceanfront for a parking lot.
  • A long saga of legal challenges to a 1998 East Hampton Town law barring most ferries from docking here came to a close this week with a United States Supreme Court decision.
  •     As discussion of the East Hampton Airport continues — with aircraft noise reduction and whether or not to take Federal Aviation Administration grants shaping up as a key campaign issue in the upcoming town election — Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione last week distributed a 2010 report by the State Department of Transportation and the F.A.A. on the economic impacts of aviation in the state.

  • A 2012 East Hampton Town budget calls for a slight increase in spending of 2 percent, but would result in a tax decrease for residents.
  •     The East Hampton Town Board will hold a hearing tonight on a proposal to hand the oversight of buildings on active farmland, such as temporary greenhouses or “hoop houses,” and farmstands, to the town architectural review board, eliminating the need to go through town planning board site plan review before a building permit is issued. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

  •     Oktoberfest continues at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, with a special featuring weinerschnitzel on the menu today and tomorrow. Starting Saturday, the $24 Oktoberfest prix fixe dinner menu will feature kassler rippchen — smoked pork chops — with braised red cabbage and house-made applesauce, plus a Black Forest trifle for dessert. The special Oktoberfest dessert is available a la carte as well. The restaurant’s German-style celebration, which includes beer specials, will conclude at the end of next week.

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