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  •     Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will be closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so some minor renovations can be done. The popular Main Street eatery will reopen next Thursday.

    Winter Prix Fixe
        At the 1770 House in East Hampton, a winter prix fixe offered Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays, features three courses for $35 and a chance to sample dishes made by the restaurant’s new chef, Michael Rozzi.

    Kids Eat Free

  • Taxi company owners turned out last Thursday to tell the East Hampton Town Board that proposed changes to taxi licensing regulations would negatively impact them.
  • With the release of money for Hurricane Sandy recovery, the committee will focus on emergency permits for restoration work on the Ditch Plain and downtown Montauk beaches.
  •     A 2009 merlot from the North Fork’s Bedell Cellars was served at a lunch following President Obama’s inauguration on Monday, along with a second course of bison served with red potato horseradish cake and a wild huckleberry reduction.
        A number of New York products were featured at the lunch, which New York Senator Charles E. Schumer arranged as part of his duties as chairman of the inauguration committee. Along with the Bedell merlot, wines from several vineyards in the Finger Lakes region were served.

  • Twenty years ago this week, Katie Beers, who was kidnapped two days before her 10th birthday, was released from a macabre dungeon beneath a Bay Shore house where she had been held for 17 days by a family friend. She has now written a book about her life, which began anew thanks to a foster family in Springs.
  • East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc suggested Tuesday that the town remove the Fort Pond House property in Montauk from the market.
  •     After abruptly quitting her job as assistant to East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson on Jan. 4, Johnson Nordlinger, a Montauk resident, has reportedly met with an attorney who specializes in helping employees who have allegedly been wronged.
        “We’ve met with her, and we’re investigating the situation,” Thomas Horn of Sag Harbor said Tuesday. “So far it’s a rare combination of alarming but not surprising,” he said of the circumstances surrounding Ms. Johnson’s resignation.

  •     The Montauk Brewing Company, begun by three young local men, is gaining recognition as more and more people sample its signature Driftwood Ale. The beer is now available at the Corner Bar in Sag Harbor, which can fill a pint or a growler to take home. The brewers’ tap room, out in Montauk across from Lions Field, is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.


  •     A $554,310 grant was announced last week that will be used to make it safer for students to walk and bike to the Springs School.

  •     Improving air quality in the pool area at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter could cost a minimum of $20,000, and perhaps considerably more, Juan Castro, the facility’s executive director, told the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.
        The town owns the building and has contracted with the Y.M.C.A. to run the center. The agreement calls for a $590,000 annual contribution from the town to the Y’s $2.2 million budget, and makes the town responsible for capital repairs to the building.

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  • 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."