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  •     The East Hampton Town Trustees’ plan to condense the 90 moorings set aside for large boats within a broad area in the center of Three Mile Harbor came under fire during the trustees’ monthly meeting Tuesday night.
        Sean McCaffery and Stephanie Forsberg, trustees, and the panel’s clerk, Diane McNally, explained to the dozen or so boaters in attendance that the board was trying to correct a disorderly pattern which boaters had come to accept as normal.

  • Access has improved, but there is more to do, and local businesses must start conforming to the dictates of the Americans With Disabilities Act's “readily achievable” mandate, an advocate said.
  •    So, there I was driving down the hill on Flamingo Avenue toward the Montauk Firehouse early in the morning last week. Up ahead on the other side of the road was a jogger at the start of her climb. Whoa! What’s that behind her?

  • Can the idea of a community farm, where members buy shares in a future harvest, work for fish?
  • During the East Hampton Town Trustees meeting of March 19, Stephanie Forsberg announced that the board would be funding a comprehensive monitoring of trustee waters, both freshwater and marine.
  •     “Dear Honorable President Obama:” begins a letter sent last week to the president by the East Hampton Town Trustees.

  •     There was a time in early spring, not all that long ago, when baymen set fykes on the bottom of Lake Montauk to trap the winter flounder as they rose from their muddy hibernation. There were enough flounder, in fact, for hook-and-line flounder anglers to get their nose out of joint over the presence of fykes. No more.

  • The trustees who make up the Lazy Point committee are urging the board to take steps to tighten its oversight.
  •     Keeping a weather eye can be a challenge in these parts, especially as the seasons change. Anglers who have begun the process of getting rods, reels, boats, and trailers out of mothballs might also think about getting back in touch with the weather gods.

  •    The Ides of March, the days on and around March 15, were the start of the new year on the ancient Roman calendar. It was considered a propitious time full of promise unless you happened to be Julius Caesar, or the old men back in ancient Greece — long before Medicare — who were first dressed in animal skins, then beaten, and finally driven from town to celebrate the expulsion of the old year.

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