Twice on LTV this week, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilman Jeff Bragman, his opponent in the Nov. 2 vote, sharply criticized each other on several topics as both described a town in a near-existential crisis.
The East Hampton Town Police Department’s bomb squad was called in last Friday afternoon when an intact World War II explosive device was found in the sand on Sammy’s Beach. Three Mile Harbor was closed as the squad investigated the ordnance, reporting that it was ultimately “detonated and destroyed without incident.”
In recent weeks, the East Hampton Town Police Department has received enough reports of items missing from vehicles to call them “a string of larcenies.” In most of the incidents, the cars were unlocked and parked in people’s driveways.
A week after Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc presented East Hampton Town’s tentative 2022 budget, he has proposed a modification that would see a regrading of almost 100 town employees and commensurate wage increases averaging 5 percent.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork will host a debate between the candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor and, separately, one among candidates for town board on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.