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  •     A provision in the East Hampton Town code barring bedrooms in basements of single-family residences may be dropped, as it is more restrictive than the New York State building code.
        East Hampton’s town attorney, John Jilnicki, told the town board on Tuesday that the town may not, without specific state approval, enforce laws more restrictive than those in the state building code. Though the town could seek the state’s okay, he said it is unlikely a variance would be granted.

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    Town Hall Renovation
        The Town of East Hampton will accept proposals from architects through April 19 for the renovation of the old Town Hall. The board voted last Thursday to solicit proposals over the objections of Councilwoman Sylvia Overby and Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, who wanted a list of guidelines developed first.

    Police Promotions

  •     Spring is springing, and now might be a good time to shake off the winter doldrums and go out to eat.
        At Michaels’ restaurant at Maidstone, a March to Spring food and wine dinner is being offered nightly all month. The special is $45 per person, which includes wine paired with an appetizer, entree, and dessert, or $30 per person for the meal only.

  • In conjunction with seeking the new F.A.A. grant for the airport fence, the town board has embarked on a multipronged plan to mitigate airport noise
  • Carole Campolo, secretary of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee expresses frustration with Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione,
  •     On Tuesday morning it appeared that a compromise allowing both the Montauk Artists Association and the Montauk Veterans Association to proceed with their Memorial Day weekend plans, both of which involve using the Montauk green, would be struck by the time a town board work session concluded. But whether the veterans would sign on to an idea developed by Councilman Dominick Stanzione in concert with Ken Walles, a member of the group, remained up in the air.

  •     The East Hampton Town Board is expected to vote tonight to reject a bid to purchase the town-owned office condominiums at Pantigo Place, now occupied by the Building Department, tax assessors, Planning Department, and other town departments.

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    Actual Cost of Chief Auditor

        An item last week about the appointment of Charlene Kagel, an accountant who has been working part time for the town, to a chief auditor position, inaccurately described the impact of the move on the town budget.

  • New Muse
        Muse in the Harbor will open today on Sag Harbor’s Main Street. Matthew Guiffrida, the chef and owner, who opened Muse Restaurant and Aquatic Lounge in Water Mill in 2007, has closed that location and will turn his attention to the new eatery, which is in the building that formerly housed the JLX Bistro.

  • Springs activists want to hear from the head of the town’s public safety and code enforcement division, and called for stronger laws and regular reports about violations and their resolution.

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  • 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."