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  •     In a split vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board declined to join forces with other municipalities bordering the Peconic Estuary in an effort to pursue ecosystem and water quality protection goals.

  •     The Peconic Baykeeper organization has taken legal action against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over what it says are more than 1,400 septic systems and sewage treatment plants across Suffolk County that are not being held to environmental standards.

  •     Residents of a Springs neighborhood near Three Mile Harbor who are members of the Duck Creek Farm Association are poised to begin caring for a town nature preserve along Babe’s Lane, fronting on the harbor, as soon as a officials approve a management plan.

        The association is the first to “adopt” a preserve under a program established by the town, and will work to remove invasive species from the two-acre waterfront area under a restoration plan.

  • Chefs Dinner at Hayground
        This weekend brings another annual Chefs Dinner to the Hayground School, a benefit for the school’s culinary center, Jeff’s Kitchen, and for the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund, both in memory of a school founder and restaurateur.

  • The mandated route was the result of a lengthy effort by those in noise-affected communities and regional officials including New York State Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Tim Bishop
  •     A discussion at an East Hampton Town Board meeting on Tuesday centered on how to limit the parking of commercial vehicles and large trucks with equipment at residences.

        Under the town code, residents of a house may park their own commercially registered vehicle or “light truck” there. Businesses, “commercial operation[s], or other nonresidential activit[ies]” are generally not permitted in residential zones, with a few limited exceptions.

  • A Taste of Montauk
        Locally made beer and wine will be served along with fare from a number of Montauk restaurants on Sunday at “A Taste of Montauk,” a Montauk Chamber of Commerce event to be held at the 360 East restaurant at Montauk Downs from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance ($65 at the door) and can be reserved online at montaukchamber. com. Sponsors, besides 360 East, include Gurney’s Inn and the Bridgehampton National Bank. 

    Vegan Potluck

  • East Hampton Town’s beaches were the subject of several discussions at the first July work session of the East Hampton Town Board.
  •     A well-credentialed aviation law consultant hired by the East Hampton Aviation Association has issued a report mirroring the advice given East Hampton Town by its own aviation consultant — that, in order to enact rules restricting access to the airport in an effort to reduce noise, Federal Aviation Administration permission will be needed, even if the town ceases to accept new federal airport grants.

  •     In a report to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday, Jim Brundige, the East Hampton Airport manager, said that the number of planes landing at or departing from the airport during the Fourth of July holiday period, from June 28 through July 8, were notably fewer than the number using the airport during the same period last year. The “total operations” over the recent holiday week numbered 921, he said; last year there were 1,913 operations — takeoffs or landings — during the June 29 to July 9 holiday period.

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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.