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  • Two recent developments on the legal landscape surrounding the East Hampton Airport and Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction could affect the town’s ability to restrict flights in and out of the airport to control noise
  •       A hearing on a five-year capital improvement plan for the East Hampton Airport drew questions about the price tag of the projects in it — which grew from $6 million in August to $9.8 million last month and $10.4 million in a final draft — as well as pleas from airport users to address neglected maintenance and repair.

  • With lighted windmills, glowing Christmas trees lining Main Street, and a lone tree with blue lights in Town Pond, East Hampton Village seems like a holiday village out of a storybook. But even without seeing the village in holiday dress, visitors to the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy can visit a pastoral holiday hamlet — in miniature.

  •     La Fondita in Amagansett is serving new brunch specials on Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Items on the takeout menu include chilaquiles — tortillas sauteed with salsa verde, a fried egg, cheese, and crema, served with rice and refried beans — and a breakfast burrito filled with eggs sauteed with peppers, onions, tomatoes, rice, and black beans.

    Wine Specials

  • In a split vote on Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board’s Republican majority approved a $69.4 million budget for 2014 over objections from the board’s two Democrats that an almost $500,000 reduction in the amount budgeted for employee health insurance, proferred by Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, could create a budget shortage next year.

  •       While the East Hampton Town clerk waits for delivery of a vault to store town records, to be placed in or adjacent to the new Town Hall building that opened four years ago, a storehouse of official records is moldering in the basement of the old Town Hall.

  • The town’s present zoning code does not, in any category, allow development as dense as that proposed by Putnam Bridge, a Connecticut developer, and the property in question is currently zoned for three-acre house lots on 19 of its 24 acres, with one-acre residential lots, affordable housing, and limited business uses allowed on the remainder.
  • Holiday Treats
        Debbie Geppert, an East Hampton caterer, along with Dreesen’s Catering, is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies and cookies. Choices include pumpkin, pecan, apple, and apple crumb pies, as well as peanut butter, oatmeal, molasses, and chocolate chip cookies.

        Ms. Geppert is also offering classes for holiday-time cooks at the Dreesen’s kitchen on Lumber Lane in East Hampton.

  • The Republican majority of the East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to consider changes to town law that could pave the way for a sprawling luxury development in Amagansett reserved for older residents
  • Farm Bounty
        Balsam Farms farm stand on Town Lane in Amagansett is still overflowing with fall bounty, but with a more limited schedule. The stand is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Thanksgiving week, when it will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, as well.

    Empanadas to Order

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  • A hearing on the purchase of two parcels in Amagansett will be held at East Hampton Town Hall on Thursday night.
  • 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.