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
Long Island Restaurant Week begins on Sunday. For a week, through Nov. 10, participating restaurants will be offering $27.95 prix fixe menus. The special will be offered all night each night, except on Saturday, when it will be available only until 7 p.m. It will include a choice from at least three appetizers, three entrees, and three desserts.
The East Hampton Town Board held hearings last Thursday on legislation designed to address complaints about commercial vehicles — work trucks and other equipment — parked on residential lots, largely in Springs. The board found, however, that its proposed solution — to allow two commercially registered vehicles of up to 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight — did not sit well with a number of speakers.
Highway Diner and Bar
The Highway Diner and Bar in Wainscott, a year-round, locally-owned bar and restaurant, is gearing up for the fall and winter season with a new cocktail menu, which includes a spiced pumpkin vodka martini, and lower prices on wines by the glass.
Hearings will be held tonight by the East Hampton Town Board on two additions to the town code that are designed to help officials better enforce the law against running businesses in a residential zone.
The first would regulate the parking of commercial vehicles on residential properties. According to the proposed law, two commercially registered vehicles, each with a gross vehicle weight of 14,000 pounds or less (excluding fuel trucks) would be allowed to regularly park on a residential lot.
Property owners who have been receiving New York State’s Basic STAR exemption, relieving them of a portion of their school taxes, must register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance by Dec. 31 in order to continue to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.