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Proposed New Map Would Expand First Congressional District

New York's First Congressional District would grow slightly under a proposed map by a neutral expert tasked with redrawing the state's congressional and State Senate district boundaries. The map appears likely to encourage Republican gains in Washington, D.C., in November, possibly resulting in a G.O.P. majority in the House of Representatives as well as the Senate.

May 19, 2022

Failing Bulkhead Is Free to Rot

"As it fails, it will continue to leak material into Lake Montauk," said Brian Frank, chief environmental analyst for East Hampton Town, of an aging bulkhead on the east side of Lake Montauk, where David Zwirner, a New York City gallerist, hopes to create an artists' retreat, rebuilding 17 cottages and a large single-family house — but not the bulkhead.

May 19, 2022

Police & Courts

A man who police said is homeless was charged with petty larceny at the Montauk 7-Eleven store.

May 19, 2022

A woman called police last Thursday to ask if they knew where to find a "male soul mate." An officer told her that police have no special knowledge about the location of soul mates and asked if she was okay, or felt the need to go to the hospital. She said no, she was healthy and in good spirits.

May 19, 2022

Two drivers whose cars had been stopped on the side of the road, plus one whom police pulled over for a reported traffic violation, are now facing charges of driving while intoxicated.

May 19, 2022

Government

The East Hampton Town Board is working on many fronts to tackle the region's most bedeviling problem, and this week, board members reported on their progress on specific initiatives to provide affordable rental and ownership options for those who live or work in the town. 

May 19, 2022

Both the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals and Design Review Board, at times appearing frustrated by questions of overlapping or insufficient jurisdiction, signed off unanimously last week on improvements sought by Guild Hall to its exterior. Both boards made it clear that they had no control over the more controversial future of the John Drew Theater and its iconic "circus tent" roof, leaving all the drama inside the building.

May 19, 2022

At the end of March, in an ambitious effort to eradicate ticks on North Haven, the village relaunched its campaign to install "four-poster" feeding stations for deer. The stations bait deer with corn. While they feed, a tickicide is applied directly to their necks.

May 19, 2022

"It's important to start now," Laura Tooman of Concerned Citizens of Montauk told the East Hampton Town Board, in urging it to adopt a plan that recommends a range of strategies to address risks to coastal areas as a result of climate-change-induced sea level rise, coastal erosion, and extreme weather. Among the plan's most controversial elements is a call for managed retreat in downtown Montauk.

May 19, 2022

Villages

Last Will and Testament of William Barns

The latest East Hampton Library Item of the Week is the last will and testament of William Barns (1723-1814) of East Hampton, drafted on March 18, 1809. The Barns, or Barnes, family were among the earliest settlers of East Hampton, and this William was the son of another William Barns (1702-1726) and the former Martha Edwards (1706-1745). 

May 19, 2022

Targeting Ticks by Killing Them on Their Hosts

At the end of March, in an ambitious effort to eradicate ticks on North Haven, the village relaunched its campaign to install "four-poster" feeding stations for deer. The stations bait deer with corn. While they feed, a tickicide is applied directly to their necks.

May 19, 2022

Learning to 'Live With It' as Covid Rates Rise Again

Despite a significant uptick in Covid-19 cases, including the designation of Suffolk and Nassau Counties as a region now at high risk of virus transmission by the federal Centers for Disease Control, the number of patients admitted at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has remained in the single digits over the last few weeks — very much manageable, the hospital's chief medical officer has said. "We're going to have to learn how to live with it when community spread goes up like it is now."

May 19, 2022

Arts

East Meets East End at Onna House

Lisa Perry has transformed a midcentury modern Georgica house into a collaborative environment for the exchange of ideas and the exhibition of art focused on women.

May 26, 2022

Wednesday night, during a regular board meeting and following expressions of concern from the public, Guild Hall's trustees decided to “pause and reflect” on their planned theater upgrades.  

May 25, 2022

Click, a new venture from Shelter Island's Alexandra Fairweather, will preserve artists' archives and issue NFTs of the archival material to reach newer generations.

May 26, 2022

Bay Street returns to a full, in-person summer season with a dark comedy directed by Jason Alexander, plus a tropical drama, "Ragtime: The Musical," and a lineup of popular comedians and musicians.

May 26, 2022

Food

Great Prospects for Main Prospect

Main Prospect in Southampton has a sophisticated atmosphere, a familiar menu with little twists, and appealing cocktails.

May 26, 2022

News for Foodies 05.26.22

New menu items at O by Kissaki, Rita Cantina, and Elaia Estiatorio, new restaurants in Bridge and Montauk, T Bar reopens in Southampton, omakase comes to Montauk, and catering options from Highway.

May 26, 2022