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Modest Is Maxim for Town's Affordable Project on Pantigo

With a 16-unit affordable housing development in East Hampton, the town hopes to put measures in place that ensure the houses there remain affordable well into the future, including a cap on the size of houses and accessory structures and a prohibition on pools or playing courts.

Feb 2, 2023

Towns Await Affordable Housing Funds

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. sounded optimistic last week as he addressed a crowd in the Sag Harbor Cinema, saying he’s looking forward to a change five years from now in the East End’s affordable housing landscape.

Feb 2, 2023

Police & Courts

There is only one East Hampton Town Police Officer of the Year for 2022 — Bradley Hughes — but “we easily could have had three or four officers of the year this past year,” Police Chief Michael Sarlo said this week.

Feb 2, 2023

A Long Island City woman told police on Jan. 12 that her East Hampton fiancé’s daughters had been “talking bad about her to the family.” She wanted her complaint on file, and police obliged.

Feb 2, 2023

A 36-year-old Bay Shore man with a prior drunken-driving conviction was hit with two felony charges last Thursday, one for driving while intoxicated and the other for driving with a revoked license.

Feb 2, 2023

Government

The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to deny a second request by Farrell Builders for a natural resources special permit that would have allowed the developer to demolish a beach cottage at 175 Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett and build a new 3,240-square-foot residence, pool, and accessory structures in the dunes abutting the beach parking lot.

Feb 2, 2023

Last Thursday, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. reintroduced a bill that aims to “address the statewide affordable housing crisis and incentivize property owners to construct accessory dwelling units where such units are permitted,” formally known as the Accessory Dwelling Unit Incentive Act.

Feb 2, 2023

At 6 a.m. on Jan. 27, three hours before East Hampton Village opened in-person sales of its nonresident beach parking permits to town residents, 20 people in lawn chairs were already waiting at the Emergency Services Building for their chance at one of the coveted $500 passes. By 6 p.m., they were sold out.

Jan 31, 2023

The East Hampton Town Board has three public hearings on the schedule for this week's regular board meeting on Thursday at 2 p.m. -- new fees for projects in urban renewal areas, the acquisition of a Gerard Drive property with money from the community preservation fund, and a hearing on easements granted at a Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road property. 

Jan 31, 2023

Villages

A Sermon Sparks a Look at A.I.

Among those experimenting with a popular new artificial intellegence web tool called ChatGPT is Rabbi Joshua Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, who used it to “write” a sermon in December, then had his congregation guess its source. The tool's capabilities have people like Rabbi Franklin pondering “the qualities that make us who we are.”

Feb 2, 2023

Progress on Lyme Detection

Like it or not, most East Enders are familiar with Lyme disease and the difficulty in getting an accurate and speedy diagnosis. But the process may ultimately get easier, thanks in part to work done by Dr. George Dempsey, the medical director of East Hampton Family Medicine.

Feb 2, 2023

A New Center for Teens and Adults With Autism

It was a moment six years in the making: Kim Covell, founder of the Flying Point Foundation for Autism, has signed a lease with Southampton Youth Services to establish a community center for teens and young adults with autism, the organization announced on Jan. 24. To be located within 1,500 square feet of the existing S.Y.S. building on Majors Path in North Sea, The Point, as it will be called, has a target opening date of mid-March.

Feb 2, 2023

Arts

Amy Turner: Accidental Memoirist

After experiencing a lifetime of trauma, a lawyer and educator's recent loss of a loved one plus a terrible accident sparked the urge to write it all down.

Feb 2, 2023

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Bay Street Theater will present “David Dean Bottrell Makes Love,” a solo show of funny and moving true-love stories from the actor-writer’s life.

Feb 2, 2023

A new exhibition at The Church will feature work by Nanette Carter, Gregory Coates, Al Loving, and Frank Wimberley, four African-American artists with strong ties to Sag Harbor.

Feb 2, 2023

Bay Street Theater to host an All Star Comedy show, a screening of "La Traviata" from the Met, and a Broadway Skating Party at the Buckskill Winter Club.

Feb 2, 2023

Food

Ina’s Recipe for a Successful Career

For almost an hour on Tuesday, Ina Garten imparted lessons on cooking, baking, business, the business of cooking and baking — plus life, love, and the pursuit of happiness — to students in East Hampton High School's culinary arts program. Her messages immediately resonated with the students, who later said they are feeling lots of pressure to choose a college, a major, and a career.

Feb 2, 2023

Splashing Out for Love

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and couples who want to do it up big with extravagant dinners out should reserve their spots early to avoid any last-minute disappointment.

Feb 2, 2023

News for Foodies 02.02.23

Park Place wine classes, Artists and Writers dinner, specials at Coche Comedor and Bell and Anchor, openings, pauses, and more.

Feb 2, 2023