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  •     The Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Board seats — Zachary Cohen for supervisor and Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc for town board — announced this week that if elected they will reinstate the Highway Department’s fall leaf pickup.
        The program was suspended in 2010 by the sitting Republican administration headed by Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, who is running for re-election this year. It was done away with entirely in the 2011 budget.

  • The MTK: Music to Know Festival is readying for takeoff, with plans to transform Runway 4 at the East Hampton Airport next weekend into an arena filled not only with musical performances onstage but also opportunities to dine on a wide variety of cuisine and to shop at a pop-up “retail village” featuring a host of boutiques and fashion designers.

  •     The Harbor Grill in East Hampton will host the Bracket Bash, a fund-raiser for the Travis Field Memorial Scholarship, on Sunday. The event will start at 7 p.m. and include a dinner buffet and live music, plus a cash bar. The cost at the door will be $15 per person.

  • On Monday morning in East Hampton, three couples — all of whom have been together for more than three decades — obtained marriage licenses from the town clerk.
  • Three East Hampton Town Highway Department workers have filed complaints with the New York State Division of Human Rights alleging discrimination.
  •     A beach-identification numbering system put into place this year — the result of efforts by the Amagansett Beach Safety Advisory Committee —came into play twice over the weekend, when 911 callers were able to describe to dispatchers their exact location along the ocean shore.

  •     Gael Greene, the restaurant critic and author, will be on the menu along with French cuisine at a special event at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on Aug. 7.
        Three courses prepared by Jason Weiner, Almond’s chef, and paired with wines will be interspersed with readings by Ms. Greene from her New York Times best seller, “Blue Skies, No Candy,” as well as from “Delicious Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Pleasure for Women and the Men Who Want to Love Them Better.”

  •     John Jilnicki, the East Hampton Town attorney, has assigned his deputy, Carl Irace, to research the town’s code of ethics as well as legal decisions and opinions regarding conflicts of interest or the appearance of impropriety.
        The action came in response to a letter Mr. Jilnicki received regarding an apparent relationship between Mr. Irace, who is the attorney for the town zoning board, and an attorney who represented a client before that board.

  •     Martin Drew, a local resident who has been pressing East Hampton Town for years to allow all-terrain vehicles on public trails and to establish A.T.V. and motocross bicycle tracks, had his say before the town board on Tuesday.
        Announcing that he was now the head of a group called Long Island Sports, he said he might drop the quest to expand where motorized “off-highway vehicles” are permitted to focus solely on a site for motorized bicycle sports. Trails are now limited to walkers and bicyclists.

  •     On Monday morning, the day after New York State’s Marriage Equality Act goes into effect, the East Hampton town clerk’s office will be ready to accept license applications for same-sex marriages.
    There will be a 24-hour waiting period after a license is issued before a ceremony can take place, except for couples seeking second ceremonies — a marriage in New York after having been legally married in another state.

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  • 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."