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Huntting Inn Keeps Pool Plan Afloat

The Huntting Inn, appearing before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday, announced no substantial changes to its application regarding a pool and hot tub, and for neighbors, that is a problem. Those two items are and have long been their main point of contention.

May 16, 2024
About That Eroding Bluff

An eroding bluff doesn’t respect zoning distinctions. That was the message delivered to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday by Alice Cooley, a lawyer representing property owners on Soundview Drive in Montauk. Her clients, Sarah and Maurice Iudicone, are forbidden under zoning rules from building any sort of hardened coastal structure, such as a stone revetment or bulkhead, to protect their property.

May 16, 2024
There May Be Swimming Again at Montauk's South Lake

A former public bathing beach at the end of South Lake Drive in Montauk that has been closed for nearly 20 years was the one subject the East Hampton Town Board mulled on Tuesday when it held its first work session in the hamlet since before the pandemic. The board heard about two projects that could help to get the beach open again for bathing.

May 16, 2024
In Amagansett, Questions About Senior Center Persist

It became increasingly apparent, during Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee, that discussion of East Hampton Town’s proposed new senior center may remain on center stage for a long time to come.

May 16, 2024
A Meadow for Town Hall?

ChangeHampton, an environmental organization, makes use of the concept of pollination both literally and figuratively. After planting a pollinator garden at the East Hampton Town Hall campus two years ago, it is now hoping to augment those plantings with an adjacent 6,500-square-foot grassland meadow.

May 16, 2024
Big Overhaul Ahead for Major Springs Artery

Invited by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works to a meeting about the proposed overhaul of Three Mile Harbor Road on May 8, comments poured in from East Hampton and Springs residents who travel the road nearly every day.

May 16, 2024
Mayor and Team to Run Unopposed in East Hampton Village

Tuesday at 5 p.m. marked the cutoff for the submission of petitions to get on the ballot for the June elections in East Hampton Village, and with no one other than Mayor Jerry Larsen, Deputy Mayor Christopher Minardi, and Sandra Melendez, a village board member, submitting a petition, the incumbents will run unopposed. 

May 15, 2024
Sacred Sites Tours on Tap in East Hampton

The church bells in the village will be ringing more often than usual this weekend as the Presbyterian Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church welcome visitors on Saturday and Sunday as part of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 2024 Sacred Sites open house weekend.

May 15, 2024
Now More Ways to Compost

There will be more opportunities for East Hampton Town residents to transform their food scraps into healthy soil this year, thanks to East Hampton Compost. The loose collaboration between ReWild Long Island and the town is in its second year.

May 11, 2024
$1.4 Million for Half an Acre by Water

The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to approve the purchase of a .46-acre property at 6 Oyster Shores Road near Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton using $1.4 million from the community preservation fund.

May 9, 2024
Montauk Skatepark Recognized

The town-owned Montauk Skatepark was recognized last month with a platinum Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York.

May 9, 2024
Zoning Code Redo Takes Aim at House Size

The maximum allowable size of a single-family residence in East Hampton Town should be sliced in half, from 20,000 square feet to 10,000, a working group looking at sweeping zoning code amendments told the town board. Another key proposal, which proved controversial, was to include finished basements and attached garages in calculating a house’s gross floor area.

May 9, 2024