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  • A new energy company is offering East Hampton customers an alternative to purchasing their electricity and gas from PSEG-Long Island.
  • Fire up the ovens, get the chickens primped and pretty, and keep practicing those tricks with Fido — the Springs Agricultural Fair takes place on Saturday, with all kinds of contests to enter and prizes to win.
  • Tickets are on sale at $100 each for a “hook ’em and cook ’em” event at Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk on Sept. 6. Fourteen chefs from Barcelona Wine Bar locations nationwide will spend a day fishing for fluke, striped bass, and bluefish and then prepare a meal from their catch.
  • Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
  • Eight years after facing a financial deficit that required issuing bonds totaling $22 million to balance its budget, East Hampton Town has achieved Moody’s Investors Service’s highest bond rating
  • The East End’s representatives in Albany, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, are jointly sponsoring a law that would require the Long Island Power Authority to provide public notice of its intent to install new above-ground electric transmission lines, before determining the project’s environmental significance.
  • In an effort to detect whether northern long-eared bats, a threatened species, live in East Hampton, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has asked town officials for permission to set up a dozen monitoring stations on vacant town-owned land in Montauk and East Hampton for three nights in upcoming weeks.
  • A chance to learn Chinese cooking with Karen Lee, the author of five cookbooks and a caterer and cooking teacher based in New York City, is coming up in Amagansett, where Ms. Lee will teach a session on Aug. 27 at a private residence. Sammy’s Restaurant and Bar in Montauk has opened a new grab-and-go window for Hawaiian poke bowls, raw fish (typically tuna) that is cubed and tossed with seasonings and blended into a bowl of greens and other ingredients.
  • Two Montauk restaurants that are allegedly transformed into nightclubs after dinner hours are feeling the heat this week, with East Hampton Town officials going to the State Supreme Court for injunctions to force them to operate according to the zoning code, which allows them to be restaurants only, and to limit the size of their crowds.
  • A recreational vehicle parked at the Solé East resort on Second House Road in Montauk last weekend drew the attention of town officials, who observed a waste pipe running from the vehicle to a storm drain.

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