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  • The East Hampton Town Trustees have received a 10-year dredging permit for Georgica Pond from the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Empty Bowls Sunday; Jane Martin is this week's A Night Out With event; Townline BBQ will offer happy hour specials on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Legislation that seems to take direct aim at the village’s historic inns, which are popular for weddings and other large gatherings, received a thorough going over at an East Hampton Village Board public hearing on Friday. At its close, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. announced that the record would be kept open for further debate.
  • The East Hampton Village Board is poised to place limits of some kind on gas-powered leaf blowers, in response to years of complaints from residents.
  • The East Hampton Village Board, at its meeting on Friday, commended 12 police officers and first responders who helped save the life of an elderly man who had a heart attack on Jan. 1.
  • Sagaponacka vodka — which is carried in most East End liquor stores and will soon be infiltrating the New York City market as well — is crafted to be a sipping vodka, and starting this summer, visitors to the distillery will be able to sample the goods on site.
  • East End farmers, winemakers, micro-brewers, and chefs will convene to share their insights into our regional food culture at the Peconic Land Trust’s fifth annual spring lecture series. Laura Donnelly, The Star’s food columnist, will moderate the talks, which will take place at Bridge Gardens, on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton, beginning at 2 p.m. on March 4, a Sunday, and then continuing on intermittent Sunday afternoons through the end of April. Tickets are $30 for each lecture or $100 for the full series.
  • Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton will offer the next in its free Discovery Wednesday classes on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is teaming up with the Montauk Brewing Company to present a five-course, five-beer dinner on Sunday evening beginning at 6.
  • State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation to help make housing more affordable for low and moderate-income residents of East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, Riverhead, and Southold by establishing a fund to provide loans to first-time homebuyers.
  • When Paul Masi and his colleagues at Bates Masi and Architects in Sag Harbor design a house, they focus first on its key elements. “We try to understand what the essence of it is,” Mr. Masi said. “We know that it’s going to be a pretty house, but it needs to be more than that. It needs to be meaningful to the occupants and also in its relationship to the landscape.”

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  • It has taken more than 10 months, but Sag Harbor has a pizza parlor again. Sag Pizza opened in the Main Street space formerly occupied by the village's beloved Conca D'Oro earlier today.
  • After spending decades looking after the beautification of East Hampton Village at large, the Ladies Village Improvement Society focused on a project even closer to home this winter, refurbishing its headquarters and thrift shops at 95 Main Street.
  • The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton is heading out into the wild to do some species spotting. Tomorrow night at 7, Joe Giunta, a birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will lead participants on an owl prowl. The evening starts off indoors with a slide show and an audio presentation of various owl calls and then ventures into the woods as Mr. Giunta attempts to call the nocturnal birds into viewing range. The museum says odds are good for spotting an eastern screech owl and possibly a great horned owl. Binoculars have been recommended.