East Hampton Village has big plans for the holiday season, including a tree-lighting at the Hook Mill sponsored by Prada and Santa arriving by helicopter in Herrick Park, but those tiny trees that went up last week? Not planned.
A proposal to subdivide the long-vacant former Stern’s Department Store property on Pantigo Road in East Hampton into three house lots has raised the question of whether the site might be better used for affordable housing, and with an apparently willing seller open to discussions, the town planning board agreed on Nov. 16 to let the town board know it was unanimous in support of that option.
The East Hampton Town Board’s vote this month to acquire 18.8 acres of vacant land at 66 East Lake Drive in Montauk with general municipal funds, and not community preservation fund money as initially intended, has prompted both suspicion that the land will be swapped with Suffolk County for property in Hither Woods to build a wastewater treatment plant, and, more recently, one accuser’s resignation from an advisory committee on which he has sat for more than a decade.
For the second time in just under a year, the East Hampton Town Board held a public hearing on a proposed law that would give the town regulatory powers over mining, mulching, and composting operations and require the monitoring and reporting of the impact of such operations on groundwater.
A Westhampton Beach woman attended a fund-raiser at Gurney’s Friday night, and won a white vase and three pillows. Afterward, she asked a bellhop to put the items in her car, and he set the vase on a bench near the valet booth while retrieving a cart to ferry her belongings to her car. When the bellhop returned, the vase was gone. On Saturday, a member of Gurney’s staff returned it.
Jamal Johns, one of five people who participated in a March robbery at the luxe retailer Balenciaga’s East Hampton shop, was sentenced on Friday to three and a half to five years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney has announced.
Since East Hampton Village's Town Pond was “mucked out” last year, it has had a difficult time holding water. It is also beset by an invasive aquatic plant, Eurasian watermilfoil, which workers are beginning to remove this week, but the effect will be largely aesthetic, as plant fragments and roots will remain in place allowing the invasive plant to spread in the future.
The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to raise the cap on money it could pay the Cooley law firm, its outside consultants on matters relating to the town’s effort to enact restrictions at East Hampton Town Airport, to more than $3 million for fiscal year 2022. The move came shortly after attorneys for three plaintiffs who have successfully prevented any such changes at the airport, petitioned New York State Supreme Court to compel Cooley and two other law firms to return to the town’s airport fund all fees they received for work performed after May 16.
Stymied by lawsuits and a New York State Supreme Court justice in its efforts to implement restrictions on aircraft operations at East Hampton Town Airport, the town board discussed options with its consultants this week.
It’s hard to decouple the turkey from Thanksgiving, but long before we paired turkeys with mashed potatoes and stuffing and turned them into a national symbol, they were going about their business, hanging out in gangs, flipping leaves, and browsing the ground for nuts.
The many buildings at Campo Cuttica, the artist Eugenio Cuttica’s 40-acre property in Flanders, serve not only as his spacious home and studio but as a bustling gathering place for family, friends, pets, and visiting artists.
The East Hampton Historical Society’s House and Garden tour features five houses from five different centuries, including the iconic White House across from Town Pond, and Greycroft, a classic Shingle Style house steeped in local history.
Ted Hartley’s abstract paintings at Keyes Art, many inspired by Ukraine’s battle for survival, are vibrant and powerful —and proceeds from sales will benefit groups that support that country's struggle.
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks will headline a Rockabilly Christmas show at Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater, while the Jam Session is bringing a Winter Jazz Series to the Southampton Arts Center and the Parrish Art Museum.
Special menus at Leon 1909 and Almond, winter farmers market in Riverhead, cocktail kits from Sag Farm Distillery, fall prix fixe at Lobster Roll, produce shares at Quail Hill Farm, and garlic planting on Shelter Island.