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  • Efforts to preserve farming in East Hampton, and the outcome of previous preservation efforts, were at the root of wide-ranging opinions expressed at Town Hall last Thursday during a hearing on whether the town should buy what are known as enhanced development rights on the Dankowski farm in Wainscott.
  • A benefit will be held on Monday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett for James Pellow, a longtime bartender there and an East Hampton native. Mr. Pellow has been out of work all summer and faces an uncertain medical future after being diagnosed with heart failure and a blood clot in his heart.
  • The United States Navy is planning a new round of sonar and weapons testing and training exercises in its Atlantic Training and Testing Study Area, which covers some 2.6 million nautical miles of inshore and offshore waters, extending from the coastline of New England to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • East Hampton Town’s new port security and firefighting vessel, the John L. Behan, was officially commissioned yesterday in a ceremony at the United States Coast Guard Station in Montauk.
  • Share the Harvest Farm in East Hampton will hold its eighth annual sunset barbecue in its farm fields at the East End Community Organic Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton next Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. A star lineup of chefs will be preparing dishes for the Hayground Chefs Dinner on Sunday at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Among the local participants are Claudia Fleming of the North Fork Table and Inn, Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, Jason Weiner of Almond, and Christian Mir of the Stone Creek Inn.
  • The new owner of the former Oceanside Motel in Montauk, now called Hero Beach Club, has sued East Hampton Town over its adoption last month of a law that prohibits resorts from having takeout food shops.
  • East Hampton’s new port security vessel, a 42-foot boat that will be stationed in Montauk to fight fires and assist the Coast Guard with its duties under the Department of Homeland Security, will be christened in a ceremony on Wednesday.
  • East Hampton officials are set to enact a law and establish a rebate program designed to get septic systems that contribute to water pollution out of the ground and replace them with newer ones that reduce emissions of nitrogen.
  • Breakfast is the thing at Sugar, a new eatery in Montauk, which has design-your-own bowls of cereal and fresh-made donuts daily, as well as sundaes and milkshakes. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is downtown on South Edison Street. Dan’s GrillHampton, a cooking competition and tasting event at which eight East End chefs will compete against eight chefs from Manhattan, will take place tomorrow night at the Fairview Farm at Mecox in Bridgehampton.
  • A $4 million purchase of enhanced development rights on almost 30 acres of farmland in Wainscott would be the first East Hampton Town acquisition under which only food farming would be permitted.

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