Government

In an effort to provide more affordable housing for year-round residents, the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday introduced a proposal to change minimum lot area requirements for detached affordable accessory structures.
The Public Integrity Bureau of the Suffolk County district attorney's office has been notified of apparent electronic eavesdropping at the East Hampton Town Trustees' office in Amagansett.
The arguments turned to the metaphysical on Tuesday when members of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife implored the East Hampton Town Board to ban hunting on one weekend day, with several speakers referring to the spiritual and healing qualities of...
The East Hampton Town Board is poised to adopt a resolution supporting the goals of proposed New York State legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
East Hampton Town’s Energy Sustainability and Resiliency Committee is urging the town to aggressively pursue community choice aggregation and battery storage to meet its goals to fully transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources across...
Former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot has lost a bid to force an Independence Party primary election against County Legislator Bridget Fleming ahead of the Nov. 5 election in Suffolk’s Second Legislative District.
Nancy Goroff, a professor and chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s chemistry department, told The Star this week that she will soon decide whether to seek the party’s nomination.
The Public Service Commission of the New York State Department of Public Service has announced an informative forum and public statement hearing on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm to be held on June 11 at the Emergency Services Building in East...
PSEG Long Island announced on Friday that it would not build a new Montauk substation on Flamingo Avenue or at Eddie Ecker Park, locations that many in the community had opposed.
The East End real estate market is experiencing the biggest slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest quarterly report from the Douglas Elliman agency.
Undaunted by the failure last month to place several candidates on the Republican Party ballot in the Nov. 5 election, members of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, the East Hampton Independence Party, and the East Hampton Reform Democrats...
The Trump administration’s plan to allow oil and gas exploration and extraction off the Atlantic Coast is apparently on indefinite hold.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. will speak about New York State election reforms and other issues affecting voters at the annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons in Water Mill at the Community House on Sunday. The meeting will...
A Wainscott resident and candidate for the East Hampton Town Trustees has proposed to that body and to the town board a pilot project intended to mitigate the harmful algal blooms that have beset Wainscott Pond in recent years.
Just as the Democratic Party’s process to select a candidate to challenge President Trump next year intensifies, with 20 declared candidates so far and the first debate set for next month, Democratic and Republican officials are wasting no time in...
New York State More Available for Large Energy Storage Projects Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that $280 million is available to accelerate the deployment of energy storage projects and drive down the costs of building a sustainable and...
There is “absolutely no doubt” that the shoal system and foreshore of Gardiner’s Island, like the island itself, is privately owned, an expert has told the East Hampton Town Trustees.
A debate over the East Hampton Library’s annual Authors Night fund-raiser highlighted a schism on the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday, with one member siding with Amagansett residents who oppose holding the two-day event in their hamlet.
Members of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife renewed their call to ban hunting one day each weekend when the East Hampton Town Board met last Thursday.