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  • East Hampton Town is redesigning its website, and is seeking photographs for it. The idea is that visitors to the website would get a look at landscapes, people, activities, parks, culture and art, nature and animals, and so on.
  • The Am O’Gansett Parade starts off the early St. Patrick’s Day hoopla on Saturday and Indian Wells Tavern on Amagansett’s Main Street will do their part with a $20 corned beef and cabbage special all day. Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will start their Irish food and drink specials next Thursday and continue on March 19 and March 20, the day of the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • A system of autonomous power-generating stations at key locations in East Hampton could keep important buildings powered even if widespread power outages occurred while also saving money and using primarily clean technology.
  • Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Events will present excitement and skullduggery at the Southampton Inn on March 12. A package deal includes the dinner, open bar, and an overnight stay, along with a chance to participate in the sleuthing. Slow Food East End will hold a “spring market dinner” at Almond on March 24. The dinner will celebrate native and traditional East End foods.
  • Acknowledging the effect of global climate change and rising sea levels, East Hampton Town is developing a coastal resiliency plan for the future of its more than 100 miles of coastline.
  • Colin Ambrose, the owner and chef of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, has received the Slow Food organization’s Snail of Approval award from the international group’s East End chapter. A new Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee shop will be opening in Sag Harbor. The company, established in New York City in 2003, has a location in Amagansett in addition to its five Manhattan shops.
  • Kunkush, which became separated from its owners on a Greek shore, is reunited with its family with the help of a Springs photographer.
  • A study of East Hampton Town’s nonresidential properties, designed to help develop long-range plans for each of the town’s hamlets, will get underway in mid-March by a Massachusetts firm hired to coordinate the work.
  • While the weather may still be wintry, and we are only on the second page of the 2016 calendar, it is about this time that real estate agents begin the process of matching up landlords and tenants for summer rentals.
  • A push for conservation tax break and water quality protection grants.

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  • 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.

  •    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."