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  • The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee has put out a call for those interested in screening for the positions of supervisor and two seats on the town board as well as town justice, highway superintendent, tax assessor, and town trustee. Election Day is Nov. 5.
  • East Hampton Town’s community oyster garden program, under which individuals and families can grow up to 1,000 oysters and keep half of them, will expand further this year, if the town trustees agree to a request made on Monday.
  • After giving the South Fork Wind Farm qualified support in May, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. reversed his position last week and now opposes the 15-turbine installation proposed for construction approximately 35 miles off Montauk.
  • It always feels strange to walk around the old neighborhood again. Williamsburg is scarcely more recognizable to me than Montauk is, and sorry if that makes me a hipster or whatever.
  • When the HooDoo Loungers take the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday night, the nine-piece band will have much to celebrate.
  • Former Starbucks C.E.O., a lifelong Democrat critical of ideological extremes in both major parties, told The New York Times he would travel the country for three months before deciding whether to run for president as an independent.
  • As recently as May, Fred Thiele backed a smaller offshore project run by an American company. Since then, a Danish takeover, a new plan for far-larger turbines, and commercial fishing objections have changed his mind.
  • The East Hampton Town Board last Thursday authorized the $900,000 purchase of an approximately 3.92-acre parcel on Route 114 just outside Sag Harbor on which up to 27 units of affordable housing will be constructed.
  • During an East Hampton Town Board public hearing on a prohibition of polystyrene, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, on Jan. 17, nine people, some of them members of the Surfrider Foundation, spoke in support.
  • The East Hampton Town Republican Committee, under its new chairman, Manny Vilar, will hold a winter gathering next Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palm restaurant in East Hampton.

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