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Bamboo Ban On Hold

Code amendments had already been drafted and a hearing was ready to be scheduled, but East Hampton's Village Board has decided to put the issue of encroaching bamboo on hold. After hearing from residents that actually like the plant and fearing that any law that didn't completely ban it would require "bamboo police" to enforce, the group put the brakes on the proposal. Demonstrating a common sense often absent in government, board member Barbara Borsack said: "If the neighbors have some other recourse, I'm not sure we need to legislate it." [Previously, 27 East]