East Hampton Village's Assistant Beach Managers Resign

Carissa Katz

Three of East Hampton Village's assistant beach managers resigned their posts on Thursday, the same day that a report detailing female lifeguards' allegations of sexual harassment became public.

On Friday, Becky Molinaro Hansen, the village administrator, confirmed the resignations of Robert Barber, Ed McDonald, and James Nicoletti, but had no comment on the reasons the men had given for resigning. Mr. Nicoletti said Friday that he would be providing details on the matter in an upcoming letter to the editor in The Star. Neither Mr. Barber nor Mr. McDonald could be reached for comment.

The lifeguards' allegations relate to how beach administrators handled the selection of new uniforms for female lifeguards, a process that female guards said made them uncomfortable and ultimately contributed to a hostile work environment and poor morale.