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  • “Oh yeah, oh yeah / Oh yeah, oh yeah / Imagine. . . .” All the way back in 1963, John Lennon exhorted us to imagine. I’d heard the song — “I’ll Get You,” the B side to “She Loves You” — perhaps a thousand times, but never the way I heard it on Saturday, standing in the subfreezing air with hundreds of others, all of us forming an ever-thickening circle surrounding the mosaic at Strawberry Fields, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
  • Immediate steps should be taken and community preservation fund money allocated to alleviate runoff of contaminated water into Lake Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean in Montauk’s downtown, the East Hampton Town Board was told at its work session on Tuesday.
  • A unanimous vote was taken at the committee's meeting at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Thursday night.
  • Two former East Hampton political party leaders were charged this week with fraud related to signatures gathered on nominating petitions ahead of last month’s election, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said.
  • A recent move by the Trump administration could lead the way to oil and gas exploration and extraction off the Atlantic coast.
  • With the resignation and subsequent arraignment of Amos Goodman, the now-former chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, the party must seek a new leader.
  • Two hundred and twenty balloons have been collected from East Hampton Town beaches in the course of 15 beach cleanups organized by the Surfrider Foundation’s Eastern Long Island chapter this year, and each represents a hazard to wildlife, the group’s clean water coordinator told the East Hampton Town Trustees on Monday.
  • East Hampton Town has an opportunity to purchase and repurpose the building on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton that housed the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, which closed in 2016, the town’s attorney told the town board at its Nov. 20 meeting.
  • The Empire State Trail, a continuous bicycling and pedestrian path that is to span the state from New York City to Canada and Buffalo to Albany upon its expected completion in 2020, may also extend to Long Island, the East Hampton Town Board was told last week, and could dovetail with a townwide goal for more cyclist and pedestrian-friendly roadways.
  • A Nov. 7 prediction by Barley Dunne, the executive director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery, as to this year’s bay scallop harvest in town waters has proven accurate.

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