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Town Trustees Push Pause on Some Docks

The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to enact a one-year moratorium on construction of docks, catwalks, floating docks, floating structures, and floating platforms in trustee waters.

Nov 24, 2021
East Hampton Town Board Split Over $6.8 Million Land Buy

In a split vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board authorized a $6.845 million purchase of three parcels, comprising 1.92 acres on Green Hollow Road in East Hampton, using $4.2 million from the community preservation fund and a $2.645 million donation from several neighbors whose identities were not disclosed.

Nov 24, 2021
On Cannabis and the East Hampton Town Budget

The East Hampton Town Board is expected to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses.

Nov 24, 2021
To Swap Boats for Oysters

The owner of Sunset Cove Marina, on Folkstone Creek off Three Mile Harbor in Springs, plans to convert a portion of the marina to a commercial oyster growing operation.

Nov 24, 2021
Town Fights Bid to Move Truck Beach Protesters’ Cases

Attorneys for East Hampton Town are opposing a motion by plaintiffs in the long-running Truck Beach conflict to move the Oct. 17 trespassing violations of 14 protesters from the town justice court to Suffolk County Supreme Court, which would consolidate those violations with the plaintiffs’ pending motion asking that the court hold the town in contempt for not actively prohibiting the public from accessing the beach.

Nov 24, 2021
Federal Wind Farm Review Concludes With Favorable Decision

The South Fork Wind farm, which would be New York State’s first offshore wind farm, took another major step forward on Wednesday when the federal Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued a favorable Record of Decision, a move that concludes the project’s federal environmental review. 

Nov 24, 2021
Another Yes for South Fork Wind Farm

The South Fork Wind farm took another step toward fruition on Monday when the New York State Public Service Commission approved its developers’ environmental management and construction plan.

Nov 24, 2021
New Pump-Out Tanks Needed

The tanks holding effluent from the pump-out boats operated by the East Hampton Town Trustees in Three Mile Harbor and Lake Montauk are undersized and in need of replacement, representatives of the town’s water quality technical advisory committee told the town board.

Nov 18, 2021
LIPA-PSEG Contract Draws Criticism

A Nov. 9 announcement that the Long Island Power Authority and the New York State Department of Public Service had agreed on a new management contract with PSEG Long Island came with reassuring words from LIPA officials but also continued criticism from government officials and activists.

Nov 18, 2021
A New Way to Address Minor Code Violations

East Hampton Town is set to proceed with the creation of an administrative adjudication bureau to expedite processing minor code violations, allowing people to pay fines for them by mail or online, rather than having to appear in town justice court.

Nov 18, 2021
Mixed Reviews on Sag Harbor's Paid Parking

Following the introduction of paid parking this summer at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, the Sag Harbor Village Board presented an elaborate report on the somewhat controversial initiative at Tuesday's board meeting.

Nov 11, 2021
Muchmore Parcel Too Much?

A proposal to use nearly $2.6 million of community preservation fund money to purchase a .2-acre parcel on Muchmore Lane, a small lot adjacent to Herrick Park in East Hampton Village, drew questions and skepticism from two residents during a public hearing last Thursday.

Nov 11, 2021