The town’s present zoning code does not, in any category, allow development as dense as that proposed by Putnam Bridge, a Connecticut developer, and the property in question is currently zoned for three-acre house lots on 19 of its 24 acres, with one-acre residential lots, affordable housing, and limited business uses allowed on the remainder.
Debbie Geppert, an East Hampton caterer, along with Dreesen’s Catering, is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies and cookies. Choices include pumpkin, pecan, apple, and apple crumb pies, as well as peanut butter, oatmeal, molasses, and chocolate chip cookies.
Ms. Geppert is also offering classes for holiday-time cooks at the Dreesen’s kitchen on Lumber Lane in East Hampton.
Balsam Farms farm stand on Town Lane in Amagansett is still overflowing with fall bounty, but with a more limited schedule. The stand is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Thanksgiving week, when it will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, as well.
Empanadas to Order
East Hampton Town Board Republicans appear ready to approve new zoning for an Amagansett parcel that would allow a controversial, high-density, luxury development for older residents. By a 3-2 vote Thursday, they agreed to schedule dual hearings on the plan at their final meeting of the year.
Rowdy Hall, the East Hampton restaurant that served as Democratic headquarters on Tuesday night, was crowded and lively. Larry Cantwell, who ran unopposed for town supervisor, stepped comfortably into his role as political leader, serving as M.C. and announcing results as they became available.
Memoranda from two attorneys specializing in airport matters are expected to be on forthcoming agendas of the East Hampton Town Board, but, with Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, Councilwoman Theresa Quigley, and Councilman Dominick Stanzione leaving office at the end of the year, a new board in January will be faced with making airport decisions. Mr. Stanzione, the town’s airport liaison, lost his bid for re-election on Tuesday.
As East Hampton waits for a report from the Army Corps of Engineers on potential beach restoration projects for downtown Montauk, the question of what to do about the beach at Ditch Plain, where erosion last winter and spring wore the surface down to rock, has taken center stage