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A Plan for a Senior Center Without a Site

A long-hoped-for new senior center that would replace the aging facility on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton was the topic of a somewhat acrimonious town board back and forth last Thursday. Board members, often sounding irritated, finally voted to form a building committee on the project.     

Jan 23, 2020
Proposed Music Permit Changes Are 'Very Close'

Montauk business owners and local musicians told the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday that proposed code changes covering music entertainment permits are far less objectionable than those debated at a contentious public hearing 10 months ago, but that some unreasonable provisions still remain.     

Jan 23, 2020
More Parking in Amagansett by Memorial Day?

Amagansett’s town-owned parking lot north of Main Street in the hamlet’s commercial core could be expanded and reconfigured in time for Memorial Day weekend, the East Hampton Town Board was told on Tuesday, though one board member suggested that such a timeline might be unrealistic.     

Jan 23, 2020
Fleming Makes Her Case for Congress

Elements of a stump speech were peppered throughout Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming’s remarks to a gathering of Democratic voters in Springs on Friday.     

Jan 23, 2020
New Leader for Sustainability Committee

Lena Tabori was named the new chairwoman of East Hampton Town’s Energy Sustainability and Resiliency Committee on Jan. 15, four weeks after Linda James resigned from the position.

Jan 23, 2020
Fourth Entry for State Senate

Valerie Cartright, a Democrat and Brookhaven Town councilwoman, is the fourth candidate to enter the race for the New York State Senate seat now held by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.     

Jan 23, 2020
Zeldin Named to Impeachment Defense Team

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District, which covers the South Fork, was appointed to President Trump’s impeachment defense team on Monday.     

Jan 23, 2020
Fleming Earns Endorsements

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Shelter Island Town Supervisor Gerard Siller have endorsed Bridget Fleming's campaign.

Jan 23, 2020
Consider Cell Tower and Car Wash

The East Hampton Town Planning Board agreed to fast-track a proposal from AT&T to build a 185-foot-tall cell tower on land adjacent to an East Hampton Fire Department substation under construction in Northwest Woods, and inched closer to scheduling a public hearing of an application to build a car wash next to the East Hampton Town Recycling Center on Springs-Fireplace Road, at a meeting on Jan. 8. 

Jan 16, 2020
Senator LaValle to Retire

State Senator Kenneth LaValle, who will be 81 in May, will retire this year after serving the First District since 1976, he announced on Friday at a waterfront gathering in his hometown of Port Jefferson.   

Jan 16, 2020
Trustees Begin a New Year

With two of their three new members present, the East Hampton Town Trustees met for the first time in 2020 on Monday, and voted unanimously to reappoint several officers and staff.     

Jan 16, 2020
Hike Water Quality Grants?

The East Hampton Town Board will soon issue a request for applications for water quality improvement awards, based on a recommendation from its water quality technical advisory committee.     

Jan 16, 2020