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Housing Committee Formed

The East Hampton Town Board has appointed an advisory committee to review potential affordable housing initiatives and make recommendations to the town board, following the town’s recently adopted Community Housing Opportunity Fund Project Plan.

Mar 23, 2023
Carissa’s Lot Merger Hits a ‘Sanitary Flow Dam’

Don’t call it an expansion, but Carissa’s Bakery at 221 Pantigo Road in East Hampton needs a little more elbow room — and parking.

Mar 23, 2023
Foiled Again in Truck Beach Suits

The New York State Supreme Court has once again sided with property owners along a 4,000-foot stretch of Napeague oceanfront popularly known as Truck Beach, granting five property owners associations’ motions to dismiss separate complaints by East Hampton Town and the town trustees, along with a dozen fishermen.

Mar 23, 2023
Town Pans Gov. Hochul’s Housing Plan

The New York Housing Compact, the governor's plan to address a housing shortage by building 800,000 new residences over the next decade, is a heavy-handed approach that would be wholly incompatible with East Hampton Town, according to the town planning director. Another planner described it to the town board as an “all sticks and no carrots” approach to solving the housing crisis.

Mar 23, 2023
Herrick Park Makeover Begins Soon

A temporary fence could be installed as early as this week around parts of Herrick Park in East Hampton Village, where renovations to the tennis courts and softball field are set to begin on April 1. Work is expected to conclude no later than June 15.

Mar 23, 2023
Parameters of Airport Study Almost Set

The effort to impose restrictions on aircraft at East Hampton Town Airport took another incremental step forward on Tuesday when consultants presented the town board with the scope for a draft environmental impact statement that reflects input from the public and the board.

Mar 23, 2023
‘Forever Chemicals’ Announcement Resonates in Wainscott

In the wake of the federal government’s announcement last week that utilities will be required to reduce levels of toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water to almost zero, residents of Wainscott are using that news to press opposition to both the South Fork Wind farm and the proposed Wainscott Commercial Center.

Mar 23, 2023
Seeking Seniors’ Comments

East Hampton Town and New York State would like comments from residents 60 years of age and older for a comprehensive survey of older adults, the director of the town’s Human Services Department said on Tuesday.

Mar 23, 2023
LaLota Bill Backs Plum Island

Representative Nick LaLota of the First Congressional District has formally proposed legislation to declare Plum Island a national monument under the 1906 Antiquities Act. His bill, known as H.B. 1584, emphasizes the need for “ecological conservation, historical preservation, and the discovery and celebration of our shared cultural heritage.”

Mar 23, 2023
Its Nightclub Days May Be Over

For at least 50 years the property at 44 Three Mile Harbor Road has operated as a nightclub — Leo, Philippe, SL East, NV Tsunami, way back when a place called the Jag, and even before that Mellowmouth — but its owner wants to convert the 5,000-square-foot one-story stucco building into a mix of retail, office, and affordable housing units. The town planning board will hold a hearing on the proposal in April.

Mar 23, 2023
Brooks-Park Restoration Would Be Costly but ‘Worth It’

After a long-anticipated historical and architectural assessment of the Springs house and studios of the late Abstract Expressionist artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park was delivered to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday, the board signaled that it was ready to embrace the site’s restoration and conversion into an arts and nature center.

Mar 23, 2023
A Fight for the Soul of the East Hampton Ambulance

A boisterous group of 40-plus ambulance volunteers, many from the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association but some "mutually aided" from nearby departments, showed up at the East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday to speak out against a plan that would have the ambulance association come under village control.

Mar 17, 2023