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Six Million Buys Five Waterfront Acres

Following a public hearing last month, the board voted to acquire three parcels on Gardiner's Bay near Albert's Landing in Amagansett, together comprising about five acres of vacant waterfront property. Two were bought with community preservation fund money; the third was donated by its owner, who has also pledged a sizable amount toward the purchase of the other two. 

Jul 22, 2021
Neighbors Object to Springs Cellphone Tower Plan

It seemed that few, if any, were happy when the East Hampton Town Board finally concluded a six-hour meeting that saw scathing criticism from residents on a proposal to erect a 185-foot emergency and cellphone communication tower on a wooded parcel in a residential area in Springs.

Jul 22, 2021
Nighttime Paving Is Coming on Springs-Fireplace

Nighttime paving of Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton and Springs will begin next week, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works announced this week. 

Jul 22, 2021
Emergency Communications Overhaul Is Just the Start

An overhaul of East Hampton Town's emergency communications system is well underway, but additional towers are still needed for it to achieve comprehensive coverage. Meanwhile, the town's overtaxed wireless communications infrastructure is causing poor-to-nonexistent cellphone service in Springs and other areas.

Jul 15, 2021
Riverhead Paves Way for Retail Marijuana Sales

By a split 3-2 vote, Riverhead became the first East End town to pave the way for retail sales of adult-use recreational marijuana and cafes for on site consumption. "If we don't regulate this, the black market is going to thrive, and the black market is not where we want people to buy it; that's where you start having issues," a town councilman said.

Jul 15, 2021
Town Could Save $50,000 a Year With LED Streetlight Switch

East Hampton Town could convert all of its streetlights to light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, before next Memorial Day weekend, realizing both energy and cost savings as well as improved visibility, less glare, and reduced light reaching nearby properties.

Jul 15, 2021
Are Striped Bass Breeding in Lake Montauk?

A tagging study could explain where juvenile bass are coming from.

Jul 15, 2021
Advisory Group Worries About the New 'Marketing to the Maximum'

Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee members discussed real estates advertising with "extensive computer-generated imaging of very oversized houses and landscapes," suggesting to prospective buyers that plans and permits are already in hand when they are not. 

Jul 15, 2021
Bad Blood on the Sag Harbor Village Board

Board members and the public addressed the lingering tension between the village's new mayor, James Larocca, and Bob Plumb, a trustee who had supported former mayor Kathleen Mulcahy's bid for re-election and clashed with Mr. Larocca during the campaign

Jul 15, 2021
Positive Reviews for Affordable Housing Plans

The site plan for a 50-unit affordable housing complex the East Hampton Housing Authority will build off Three Mile Harbor Road received a positive initial review from the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

Jul 15, 2021
Zeldin to Be G.O.P. Nominee for Governor

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York's First Congressional District is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for governor of New York, following the state party's straw poll of county Republican committees last week. The congressman, who declared his candidacy in April, won more than 85 percent of the vote.

Jul 8, 2021
Will Accabonac Truck Limit Shift Problem Elsewhere?

A public hearing on a proposed code amendment that would prohibit trucks greater than nine tons from a stretch of Accabonac Road in East Hampton drew three speakers urging its adoption, and one opposing it, as the East Hampton Town Board met in person for the first time in 16 months last Thursday.

Jul 8, 2021