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Weighing Airport Restrictions’ Impact on Montauk

The privately owned Montauk Airport could see a nearly 100-percent increase in summertime flight operations if air traffic were restricted at East Hampton Town Airport, the town board was told last Thursday during a presentation of a draft generic environmental impact statement.

Feb 22, 2024
East Hampton Village Board Turns Its Thoughts to the Spring

Basketball courts, the farmers market, the May Day 5K, and the Hamptons Whodunit festival were topics of interest at Friday's meeting of the East Hampton Village Board.

Feb 22, 2024
Suffolk County to Set Ambulance Boundaries for East Hampton

The feud between former volunteers and East Hampton Village was reignited Friday at a hearing held by Suffolk County to determine if the new municipal ambulance department can continue to provide emergency medical services to town residents who live in Northwest Woods and other areas beyond village boundaries.

Feb 22, 2024
Readying for ‘Doom and Gloom’

Shortly after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Bruce Bates, then and still the emergency preparedness coordinator for the Town of East Hampton, told The Star that “getting assets and resources out here is difficult, at best. It seems that when supplies are heading east, they seldom get past Yaphank or Riverhead.” What, then, to expect of the East End’s ability to deal with a long-term emergency?

Feb 22, 2024
Big Sand Dump Nears Its End

East Hampton Town’s portion of the federal Army Corps of Engineers’ Fire Island to Montauk Point beach nourishment project, which calls for the placement of 450,000 cubic yards of sand on downtown Montauk’s ocean beach, is nearing 70-percent completion this week.

Feb 22, 2024
Schiavoni Will Run for Thiele’s Seat

On the heels of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.’s announcement that he will not seek re-election, Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni threw his hat into the ring on Monday with an announcement of his candidacy for District 1, represented by Mr. Thiele since 2014.

Feb 22, 2024
For the Montauk Playhouse, Now the Work Begins

The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to accept bids for the long-awaited construction of an aquatic center and multi-use cultural center at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. While the plan initially called for two phases of construction, owing to the amount of money raised “we’re doing phase one and phase two together,” Supervisor Kathee Burke-Gonzalez said.

Feb 22, 2024
Potter Scales It Back on Bridge Street

The new plan confines the controversial developer's proposed mixed-use building to only two lots, at 7 and 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor. Neither contains structures that contribute to the Sag Harbor Village Historic District.

Feb 21, 2024
John Avlon, Former CNN Anchor, Announces Congressional Campaign

The race for the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge Representative Nick LaLota in New York's First Congressional District got more crowded on Wednesday when the author, columnist, and former CNN anchor John Avlon, a Sag Harbor resident, announced his candidacy.

Feb 21, 2024
Larsen to Run for Second Term as Mayor

There was no big announcement, or surprise, only a letter to residents of East Hampton Village, circulated by Mayor Jerry Larsen along with an absentee ballot application, indicating he will be on the ballot for the June 18 village election. Deputy Mayor Christopher Minardi and Sandra Melendez, a trustee, will also run for re-election.

Feb 21, 2024
New Credit Surcharge Law Takes Effect

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has notified all municipal government officials that a new law amending and clarifying the state’s existing credit card surcharge law went into effect on Sunday.

Feb 15, 2024
Decision Reached in Pondfront Expansion Case

The long-running matter of Harry Macklowe’s Georgica Pond property was again before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday, ending this time in a unanimous vote that is unlikely to satisfy the homeowner and will likely be appealed.

Feb 15, 2024