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  • Trustee, assessor, clerk, councilman: Fred Overton served town for 30 years
  • East Hampton Town has joined a lawsuit brought by a citizens group in 2014 against the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG-Long Island over the installation of high-voltage transmission lines and poles along a six-mile route from East Hampton Village to an Amagansett substation.
  • While traditional cesspools have been prohibited in the county since 1973, replacing them in kind has until now been allowed. The new law will prohibit that as of July 2019.
  • Over near Three Mile Harbor, the Blend, the new restaurant opened by the chef and owner of Michael’s, is serving dinner from 5 to 9 nightly. Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton has teamed up with the Golden Eagle Studio, a nearby neighbor on North Main Street, to initiate a series of dinners with featured artists who will discuss an art-related topic, give a demonstration, or teach an art class at the studio before joining the group for dinner at the restaurant.
  • The offices of tax receivers around the country were crowded this week with residents seeking to prepay property taxes before recently passed limits on deductions take effect, and offices on the South Fork were no different.
  • “There’s certainly nostalgia and reminiscences . . . a certain amount of sadness, and a certain amount of euphoria,” said Larry Cantwell, sitting in his office at Town Hall on one of his final days as East Hampton Town supervisor. Mr. Cantwell’s successor, Peter Van Scoyoc, will be sworn in on Tuesday.
  • With a vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board approved the $4 million purchase of an additional layer of development rights over almost 30 acres of farmland in Wainscott, allowing restrictions to be placed on the land that will permit its use solely for food crop production.
  • Holiday dining at the 1770 House in East Hampton this weekend will include a four-course prix fixe tasting menu at $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. In Sag Harbor, Lulu Kitchen and Bar will host a New Year’s Eve celebration that includes an early, 5:30 p.m., seating and a later second seating at 8 that comes with a glass of champagne, party favors, and a four-course prix fixe.
  • Too busy, too cold, too klutzy, or aesthetically challenged to get into a Christmas decorating groove? More like Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold than Martha Stewart?
  • A $32.8 million centralized wastewater treatment system being designed for downtown Montauk would eliminate septic system headaches faced by many businesses and prevent contaminants from reaching ground and surface waters, but could cost some of the larger businesses more than six figures a year.

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