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  • A beautiful waterfront house on a bluff in Springs may be an unlikely place for a museum, but suspend your disbelief. This is no archive of ancient artifacts nor a paean to priceless paintings. No, this is the Museum of Low Taste, or MOLT, a good-humored and astonishingly expansive assemblage of midcentury kitsch — ceramic figurines, lazy susans, and commemorative items, among other things — a proud and highly concentrated collection that numbers in the thousands.
  • The Trump administration’s hardline policies regarding undocumented immigrants, and remarks by the president that many construe as racist, have fostered a climate of terror among the South Fork’s Latino community, its effect dramatically played out at Town Hall last Thursday.
  • A joint effort that brought together the county, the trustees, the Nature Conservancy, and the town’s Natural Resources and Planning Departments resulted in targeted application of methoprene based on weekly mosquito larval sampling and its conveyance to the county’s Department of Public Works, allowing less, and less frequent, application.
  • A public hearing on the Wainscott hamlet study drew praise and encouragement from residents at last Thursday’s meeting of the East Hampton Town Board, with some speakers emphasizing that the former sand pit property, north of Route 27 behind the business district and running all the way to the railroad tracks, represents an opportunity to alleviate the town’s critical shortage of affordable housing.
  • In a scene reminiscent of a July 2015 meeting of the East Hampton Town Board, in which hundreds of Montauk residents aired their collective outrage at an out-of-control party atmosphere, supporters, and some opponents, packed the town hall meeting room last Thursday to comment on a proposed change to zoning code establishing parking requirements that could affect motels’ ability to add accessory uses such as restaurants, bars, or retail stores.
  • VoteHamptonNY, a nonpartisan interfaith initiative formed by the East Hampton Clericus in April to promote voter registration, engagement, and turnout, will host a forum for the candidates for East Hampton Town Board tonight at 7 at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton.
  • Orsted will acquire Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company that plans to construct and operate the South Fork Wind Farm some 35 miles from Montauk.
  • Last Thursday, more than 70 years after he served his country during World War II, the New York Mets honored Pat DeRosa of Montauk during the team’s 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
  • Concerned that the formula by which parking requirements are determined may not adequately address actual needs for some businesses, the East Hampton Town Board is proposing a zoning code amendment that would change that formula for bars, taverns, or restaurants that are accessories to resorts or motels.
  • In a hoped-for development in the ongoing effort to install approximately 45,000 feet of water main in Wainscott, a project with an estimated price tag of $24 million that will allow property owners access to public water, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a $9.7 million water infrastructure grant for the Town of East Hampton and the Suffolk County Water Authority.

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