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  • The East Hampton Town Board, which has already agreed to require residents to obtain new permit stickers for parking and driving on beaches, discussed the plan’s details at its meeting on Tuesday.
  • The East Hampton Town Republican Committee, which screened candidates for supervisor, town board, and other elected positions last weekend, will hold additional screenings on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.
  • PSEG Long Island officials insist that land has not been purchased nor a location for a new electrical substation determined, but Montauk residents appealed to the East Hampton Town Board to keep Flamingo Avenue off limits.
  • A local filmmaker returns to Sag Harbor for his latest endeavor, "The Ghost of Hank Williams," about to start filming at the American Hotel.
  • In a sign of a maturing domestic offshore wind industry, Eversource, New England’s largest energy company, has acquired a 50-percent interest in two of the Danish energy giant Orsted’s proposed installations, including the 15-turbine South Fork Wind Farm to be constructed 35 miles off Montauk.
  • The town board unanimously passed a law banning the intentional release of balloons.
  • Representative Lee Zeldin was at the heart of a heated exchange on Twitter last week that laid bare the hyper-partisan atmosphere in Washington, accusing a newly elected colleague in the House of Representatives of “anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hate.”
  • While overall activity at East Hampton Airport decreased slightly last summer from the same period in 2017, operations — and particularly helicopter activity — were up sharply from 2016, when laws imposing curfews were in effect, according to a report delivered to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.
  • Residents believe that PSEG Long Island misrepresented and concealed its motives and actions, and charge that the East Hampton Town Board clandestinely worked with the utility.
  • A coalition of environmental groups called Win Wind NY is “deeply disappointed” that Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has withdrawn his support for the South Fork Wind Farm, the 15-turbine installation proposed to be constructed 35 miles off Montauk by Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind.

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