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Supporters of the President and Opponents Faced Off at Montauk Flotilla

Wearing stars-and-stripes polos and red caps, supporters of Donald Trump gathered for a TrumpStock boat parade on Friday. An estimated 1,500 boats were expected to join the event, which began in Noyac and stopped around the Orient Point Lighthouse before motoring east to the Montauk to eventually tie up as a flotilla in Fort Pond Bay in Montauk.

Aug 8, 2020
Town Goes After Montauk Resort for Unauthorized Bar Areas, Restaurant

Citing “multiple ongoing violations,” East Hampton Town has taken legal action against the Marram Montauk resort, alleging the creation and use of multiple unapproved bar areas and the unauthorized conversion of a retail snack bar to a full-service restaurant with an expanded outdoor cooking area. The town is seeking an injunction to prohibit the resort from using them.

Aug 7, 2020
Overflowing Garbage Bins on Village's To-Do List

The East Hampton Village Board is pondering new legislation that would increase the number of littering offenses, and make it easier to prosecute people who put their personal garbage into public receptacles.

Aug 6, 2020
East Hampton Village Mayoral Tickets Are Set

Three candidates have officially qualified to compete in East Hampton Village's Sept. 15 mayoral election, and five will vie for two open trustee seats.

Aug 6, 2020
U.S. Chamber Endorses Zeldin

The United States Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Representative Lee Zeldin's re-election campaign. The organization represents more than three million business interests.

Aug 6, 2020
Goroff’s Fund-Raising Report

Nancy Goroff, the Democratic Party's candidate to challenge Mr. Zeldin, announced that her campaign had raised more than $620,000 in the three weeks since winning the nomination.

Aug 6, 2020
Rail Shuttle Service on the Rocks

The future of the South Fork Commuter Connection train and bus service, two east and two westbound Long Island Rail Road trains and the “last mile” shuttle bus service that took commuters to commercial centers on weekdays during its year of operation, remains uncertain.

Aug 6, 2020
Zeldin a ‘No’ on Statue Removal

Representative Lee Zeldin decried “a slippery slope” in explaining his “no” vote on a House resolution that would see the removal of statues of Confederate soldiers and the bust of the Supreme Court justice principally known for writing the majority opinion in the 1857 Dred Scott case, which said that people of African descent were not United States citizens.

Aug 6, 2020
New Tower May Fix Some Cellphone Dead Zones

Representatives from Verizon Wireless have proposed to install a temporary cellular tower on town-owned property off Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton. The tower, they told the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday, would alleviate "substantial dead zones" in the area and would also accommodate a substantial uptick in wireless traffic in the town.

Aug 6, 2020
Feds Back Town in Airport Lawsuit

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that the Town of East Hampton complied with federal regulations in connection with its use of airport revenue, in responding to lawsuits challenging restrictions on operations at East Hampton Airport.

In a final report issued on July 23, the F.A.A. said the town "is permitted to use airport revenue to pay for legal fees when such fees are incurred in connection with airport-related litigation." The town issued a statement reporting the finding on Monday.

Aug 6, 2020
Officials Rattled Over Census Response Rate

Local officials and community advocates are asking residents of East Hampton Town to complete their census forms. Only 29.8 percent of East Hampton households had filled out their forms as of July 24.

Aug 6, 2020
Continuing Push for Montaukett Recognition

Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. to restore state recognition of the Montaukett Indians was unanimously passed by the State Assembly last Thursday in a vote of 142-0. In 2013, 2017, and 2018, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed similar legislation.

Jul 30, 2020