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  • Two issues related to the reinforced dune to be built by the Army Corps of Engineers along the downtown Montauk beach appeared to have been resolved this week after discussions
  • The Montauk Chamber of Commerce has released a short video highlighting the traditional pleasures of the hamlet, even as party-hearty summer hordes continue to provide fodder for tabloid.
  • The Wellness Foundation of East Hampton, a nonprofit, is marking its 10th anniversary this year, and expanding its focus on engaging children and families in learning about and improving their health through optimal nutrition and lifestyle choices.
  • East Hampton Town has appealed a federal court injunction barring implementation of a law that would have restricted the noisiest aircraft using East Hampton Airport to one round trip per week.
  • For local food get down to the farmers market building on Main Street in Amagansett to see the new outlet run by the Amagansett Food Institute. Karen Lee will present a cooking class on Sunday focusing on Chinese dishes, her specialty, at a private residence in Amagansett. Those interested can register online at
  • In response to the recent uprising by residents against what they describe as an unruly and rowdy environment this summer in Montauk, East Hampton Town officials are taking a multi-pronged approach to deal with issues.
  • Word has been received that the so-called 2-percent cap on how much the town may increase property taxes will be less than 1 percent next year unless a majority of the town board votes to pierce it.
  • Montaukers’ unhappiness about the crowds, noisy parties, and illegal behavior overwashing their once-quiet hamlet this season has become prime summertime fodder for the metropolitan news media.
  • Peter Berley, a chef, will give a demonstration on grilling midsummer garden-fresh vegetables and fruits at the Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton next Thursday. The star come out for the “meteor-shower party” on Tuesday from 9 to 11 p.m. at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack.
  • Visitors to the Springs Farmers Market this summer may have encountered a couple of new and smiling faces — the friendly couple at the Buckwhat! booth, selling a new line of tasty bars and noshes made with buckwheat, dates, and other healthy ingredients.

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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."