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  • The new public restroom in Amagansett, constructed by East Hampton Town in the municipal parking lot to the north of Main Street, will be officially opened on May 8 at 6 p.m.
  • Tonight is the night that Jennifer Pike of Pike Farms and Sybille van Kempen of the Loaves and Fishes food store will give a free talk at the East Hampton Library on the symbiotic relationship between local produce like that sold at the Pike Farms stand and the takeout food shop. Will Goldberg’s Bagels take over the Barnes Country Store space in Springs? We should know by this time next week.
  • A lawsuit against East Hampton Town, brought by a group of Montauk property owners who claim that erosion of their waterfront land was caused by the installation of the jetties at the mouth of Montauk Harbor, will proceed to trial, following a court decision last week denying the town’s request for dismissal.
  • As anticipated, the New York State budget for the fiscal year 2018, passed on Monday, will remove ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, from local regulation and place them instead under the control of the State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • The Army Corps of Engineers will once again make repairs to the 3,100-foot sandbag barrier installed on the downtown Montauk beach before deeming the $8.4 million project finished and handing over responsibility for future upkeep to Suffolk County and East Hampton Town.
  • A program proposed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone would provide grants and low-interest financing to help homeowners replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution.
  • Jennifer Pike of Pike Farms and Sybille van Kempen of the Loaves and Fishes food store will discuss farm-to-table eating at a talk next Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, part of the library’s Tom Twomey discussion series. Tickets are on sale for this year’s Taste of Tuckahoe, a fund-raiser for the Tuckahoe School at which numerous chefs, food producers, vintners, and beer makers present their wares. It will take place at 230 Elm in Southampton on April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m., with a V.I.P. cocktail hour from 6 to 7 before the main event.
  • East Hampton Town's petition to have the Supreme Court review a lower court decision that struck down takeoff and landing restrictions at the East Hampton Airport for noise abatement, including an overnight curfew, got some support this week.
  • With Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing state legislation that would strip East Hampton Town’s authority to hold Uber car operators to town taxicab regulations town officials are investigating other solutions to the problems caused by the annual summer influx of out-of-town drivers.
  • A draft three-year capital budget discussed by the East Hampton Town Board this week calls for $5.2 million in spending on capital projects this year, an estimated $8.3 million next year, and $7.9 million in 2019.

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