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Possible Land Swap Slammed as ‘Environmental Sellout’

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.

Nov 22, 2022

Town Seeks Oversight of Mining

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.

Nov 22, 2022

Police & Courts

Lawyers for the family of two young women killed in a Noyac rental-home fire this summer have taken their case to federal court.

Nov 22, 2022

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. 

Nov 22, 2022

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.

Nov 22, 2022

Government

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.

Nov 22, 2022

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.

Nov 22, 2022

The East Hampton Town Board formally adopted the its proposed budget of $90.355 million for 2023 at its meeting last Thursday. The adoption, by unanimous vote, followed a Nov. 3 public hearing.

Nov 24, 2022

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.

Nov 17, 2022

Villages

Dry Coastal Ponds Are a Warning

The abnormally low water table coupled with the spread of invasive species are combining to threaten the long-term health of the East End’s coastal plain ponds.

Nov 24, 2022

On the Wing: Turkeys, Turkeys, Everywhere

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.

Nov 24, 2022

She’s a Holiday Wrap Artist

Santa has a brand-new helper this year. Her name is Ashley Anne Boer, she drives a Jeep Wrangler, and she just may have a solution to a perennial dilemma that shoppers face.

Nov 22, 2022

Arts

A Tribute to Imagination

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.

Nov 22, 2022

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.

Nov 22, 2022

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.

Nov 22, 2022

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.

Nov 22, 2022

Food

Thanksgiving Leftovers Reimagined

Laura Donnelly offers a cornucopia of creative suggestions for Thanksgiving leftovers and plus some unusual recipes.

Nov 22, 2022

News for Foodies 11.23.22

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.

Nov 22, 2022

Now There's an Ina Garten Way in East Hampton

The Village of East Hampton will name a stretch of road next to Ina Garten's former Barefoot Contessa gourmet food store in honor of the culinary icon, who still owns the building.

Nov 16, 2022