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Contractor Who Worked on East Hampton Town Project Pleads Guilty to Underpaying Employees

A contractor hired for an East Hampton Town public works project in 2017 has pleaded guilty to underpaying his employees and falsifying payroll records, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced Friday.

Jan 22, 2021
East Hampton Town Okays Offshore Wind Farm Agreement

After several years of heated debate, the East Hampton Town Board voted on Thursday to execute an easement and host-community agreement with the developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm. Under the agreement, the developers of the offshore turbines will pay the town almost $29 million over the installation’s 25-year lifetime. 

Jan 21, 2021
Paid Parking in Sag Harbor by Summer?

The Sag Harbor Village Board is getting closer to finalizing a proposal to charge for parking on Main Street and in the Long Wharf parking lot between Memorial Day and Columbus Day weekends.

Jan 21, 2021
Pleas for East End Vaccine Site as Statewide Shortages Persist

With a lack of Covid-19 vaccines making it nearly impossible for many of those deemed eligible to receive their first shot, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sought to wrangle control of the state's vaccine supply away from the federal government, and streamline the distribution process this week.

Jan 21, 2021
Montauk Lighthouse Bulwark Repair to Begin at Last

A long-planned project to protect the Montauk Lighthouse and its outbuildings from shoreline erosion moved toward fruition. The estimated two-year project to safeguard the national historic landmark is expected to start this spring.

Jan 21, 2021
Oyster Growers and Boaters at Odds Over Bay Lease Locations

Oyster farmers denounced efforts to restrict their activities in Gardiner's and Peconic Bays and boaters pressed their complaints that the floating gear some farmers use presents a hazard to navigation and an aesthetic nuisance when the Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program's 10-year review board met on Friday.

Jan 21, 2021
Nose-In Parking Pitched for Newtown, Park Place

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen announced a plan to reconfigure parking spaces on Newtown Lane and along the perimeter of the Reutershan parking lot from parallel to angled drive-in parking at a board meeting on Friday.

Jan 21, 2021
Discord on East Hampton Village Board

Disagreements about charging for parking in the commercial district, the financing of a centralized sewer system, and increasing fees for lockers at Main Beach erupted into heated discussions at an East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday.

Jan 21, 2021
Application Period Open for Water Quality Grants

Projects that will protect or improve ground and surface waters may be eligible for funding under the water quality portion of the town's community preservation fund.

Jan 21, 2021
East Hampton Town Task Force Issues Statement on Insurrection

East Hampton Town's Anti-Bias Task Force condemned the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, rejecting "in the strongest terms possible the despicable symbols of hate on display that day, including nooses, Confederate flags, and neo-Nazi slogans."

Jan 21, 2021
Wedding Bells Can Ring Again at East Hampton's Historic Inns

A provision of East Hampton Village law that prohibited its inns from holding special events outdoors was struck down by State Supreme Court Justice Martha L. Luft in a Jan. 6 ruling in a lawsuit the owners of the Hedges Inn, a popular wedding venue, brought against the village.

Jan 21, 2021
Wind Farm Easements Appear to Be on Track

Despite the lingering skepticism of one elected official and the opposition of some Wainscott residents, the East Hampton Town Board is poised to complete easement agreements with the developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm to allow the wind farm's transmission cable to land in Wainscott and run to the Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton.

Jan 21, 2021