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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.
  • Full slate approved by nominating committee; Republicans to meet on Saturday to choose theirs.
  • Support for a ban on the intentional release of balloons has grown quickly in the Town of East Hampton since a town trustee first drew attention to their impact on marine wildlife, and last Thursday the town board unanimously passed a law against it.
  • By a 3-to-2 vote that was marked by sharp disagreement, the East Hampton Town Board authorized an agreement with Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind last Thursday that will allow it to conduct archaeological and soil tests along a proposed cable route in Wainscott.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously to expand the town’s community oyster garden program to Napeague Harbor.
  • Assemblyman Fred Thiele, who withdrew his support for the South Fork Wind Farm last month citing problems including the developer’s “bait and switch” tactics, commented Monday on an apology from Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind.
  • Residents of Lazy Point in Amagansett, who own their houses but rent the underlying land from the East Hampton Town Trustees, may soon see a dramatic change to the tenant-landlord agreement.
  • 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.

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