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  • The East Hampton Town Trustees will hold a special informational session on a 10-year review of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program
  • The Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 18 to amend the Residential Septic Incentive Program, a grant assistance program for the installation of innovative and alternative wastewater treatment systems, to expand the pool of those eligible to participate in it.
  • The Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee has taken a formal stand against Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind’s plan to land a cable from its proposed South Fork Wind Farm at the ocean beach at the end of Beach Lane in that hamlet.
  • The Suffolk County Water Authority and the Town of East Hampton announced on Friday the imminent completion of the installation of approximately 45,000 feet of water main in Wainscott, an effort to provide public water to the hamlet after numerous private wells were discovered to be contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals.
  • An auditor delivered an upbeat report on the East Hampton Village government’s fiscal status on Friday.
  • Residents of Osborne Lane and adjacent streets in East Hampton gave the East Hampton Village Board an unqualified thumbs-down assessment of the small parking lot under construction at 8 Osborne Lane, a property the village purchased and on which a house was recently demolished, at the village board’s meeting on Friday.
  • The East Hampton Town Trustees have put out a call for applicants to assist in next year’s mosquito larval sampling program in the 190 acres of marshland surrounding Accabonac Harbor.
  • At its final meeting of 2018 last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board authorized a bond resolution for the purchase of the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on Stephen Hand’s Path and voted to schedule a hearing on the proposed acquisition of property on Route 114 in Sag Harbor for affordable housing.
  • One month after the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in the House of Representatives, Senators Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, and Jeff Flake, a retiring Republican of Arizona, followed suit in the Senate.
  • Brendan Wirth, a part-time officer with the East Hampton Village Police Department, was designated a full-time officer on Friday. At its final meeting of the year, the village board and Chief Michael Tracey held a brief ceremony to welcome Officer Wirth to full-time status.

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