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Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and environmental advocates blasted a deal that rolls back the timing and circumstances under which the industrial mine in Noyac has to close.
Homeowners in a Suffolk County grant program to defray the installation costs of nitrogen-reducing septic systems got an unwelcome surprise in recent weeks — 1099 forms to report it as income.
Some Montauk residents acknowledged positive recommendations in the ongoing hamlet study, while the town board agreed that a planned retreat and relocation of oceanfront structures requires further study.
The East Hampton Town Board backtracked on a settlement the town reached in January with Marc Rowan, the billionaire owner of Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk, following an outcry from residents.
As part of an effort to restore the Deacon David Hedges house in Sagaponack, which was built in 1775 by a descendant of one of East Hampton’s founding families, the owners are seeking variances from the Sagaponack Village Zoning Board of Appeals to...
The town board recently enacted new parking requirements for resorts and motels. The code now says a resort must meet current parking requirements for its principal use.
A controversial settlement between Marc Rowan, the owner of Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk, and East Hampton Town in a dispute regarding uses of the property requires Mr. Rowan to obtain site plan approval and a permit from the town planning board...
Over some objection during last Thursday’s public hearing, and one nay vote among five, the East Hampton Town Board amended the town code to change the permitting scheme for driving on beaches. A related change to parking at beaches was unanimously...
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has invited the public to hear East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys and Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, the newest members of their respective town boards at a forum on Tuesday at 7 p.m...
Fashion entrepreneur heading town’s litter committee reflects on "labor of love."
An East Hampton woman’s four-legged clients won’t have to sniff out a new day care thanks to an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals decision that allows her to continue operating the business out of her house.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the 37-unit affordable housing complex to be built at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett will likely take place next month.
A plan to relocate East Hampton Town’s shellfish hatchery that envisions a combined educational center and exemplar of environmentalism and sustainability was unveiled at Town Hall on Tuesday, as a proposal to consolidate the hatchery and nursery at...
A plan for a tree farm in Bridgehampton that would include housing for agricultural laborers has been met with fierce opposition from neighbors.
One week after members of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife asked the town board to institute a ban on hunting on one weekend day, a representative of the East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance delivered that group’s contrasting point of view.
Though passengers have been few in the first days of the South Fork Commuter Connection, the coordinated rail and bus system designed to alleviate traffic congestion, East Hampton and Southampton Town officials expect more passengers as the weather...
Due to a clerical error, the East Hampton Town Trustees canceled a special meeting scheduled for last evening to discuss revising the terms of leases to tenants on trustee land at Lazy Point in Amagansett.
Construction of a ramp was completed this month to facilitate the loading of parcels onto post office vehicles. The change is meant to help staffers transport parcels to offsite locations for sorting, hopefully speeding up delivery times. 
The auditorium at the Suffolk County Legislature buzzed with life on Monday evening as elected officials and members of the community gathered to discuss a topic that, just a few years ago, would have been a source of public outcry: the legalization...