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Rental Registry Shenanigans

East Hampton Town’s code governing its rental registry may be modified to address updates that an assistant town attorney called “pretty obviously the product of forgery or falsified information.”

Aug 11, 2022
Year-to-Date Flight Numbers to Be Reviewed

Informed that cumulative 2022 air traffic at East Hampton Airport was down by about 28 percent through July, members of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee found themselves on Saturday asking, “Really?”

Aug 11, 2022
‘Character’ vs. History in SANS Communities

One side, calling itself the Tri-Community Working Group — the presidents of the three communities along with 14 residents — seeks an overlay district as the best means of preservation for the historically Black communities of Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest, and Ninevah. The other wants historic designation that would go a step further.

Aug 11, 2022
Glowing Audit for East Hampton

An audit of East Hampton Town for the year ending Dec. 31, 2021, found the town in strong fiscal health, a certified public accountant told the town board on Tuesday.

Aug 11, 2022
More Construction at Cove Hollow Road?

National Grid wants to construct two 20,000-gallon fiberglass water tanks at its East Hampton generating station at Cove Hollow Road, but the East Hampton Town Planning Board does not yet have enough information to vote on the plans.

Aug 11, 2022
Truck Beach Battle Fallout: All Beach Driving Permits Revoked

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to revoke all beach driving permits previously issued by the town clerk's office and declare that no permit issued by the town before or after the resolution confers the right to drive on the 4,000-foot stretch of ocean beach at Napeague popularly known as Truck Beach. Postcards mailed to permit-holders will act as temporary permits.

Aug 11, 2022
G.O.P. Congressional Hopefuls Debate Trump, Abortion, Guns

Anthony Figliola and Nick LaLoto, who are vying with Michelle Bond, for the Republican nomination for New York's First Congressional District, debated the issues with the League of Women Voters this week in advance of the primary on Aug. 23.

Aug 11, 2022
On Stop Signs for Town Line

The Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee will mostly support a proposal to add new stop signs at intersections on Town Line Road, the street that divides the hamlet from neighboring Sagaponack Village.

Aug 11, 2022
East Hampton Town Maintains Aaa Bond Rating

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned its highest bond rating, Aaa, to East Hampton Town. The town’s finances have earned the top-tier rating continuously since 2017.

Aug 11, 2022
Coastal Resiliency Plan Well Received

East Hampton Town's Coastal Assessment Resiliency Plan, which highlights a spate of ominous predictions as to how climate change will impact the town, is "a nation-leading effort to prepare this town for the future with a lot more water, one where residents will adapt to live with all that water rather than fighting a losing battle against it," one speaker said during a public hearing last week.

Aug 11, 2022
Overnight Guests the Sticking Point in Hero Beach Kitchen Request

The East Hampton Town Planning Board did not approve Hero Beach’s request to convert its basement into a kitchen at its July 27 meeting. The sticking point was the Montauk motel’s refusal to restrict food service to “overnight guests” rather than just “guests,” and worries about how that seemingly slight difference might affect parking.

Aug 11, 2022
Montauk Harbor Channel to Grow Wider and Deeper

East Hampton Town will soon enter into a partnership agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers for long-planned improvements to the navigational channel in Montauk Harbor that include a deepening and widening of the channel. Work is scheduled for the fall of 2023.

Aug 11, 2022