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A Battle Brews on Toilsome

Residents of Toilsome Lane showed up in force at the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting last week to discuss the Toilsome Farm Brewing Company proposed at the site of a long-vacant furniture warehouse.

Jan 20, 2022
Prospective Shellfish Farmers Take Note

The Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning will hold an informational meeting for prospective applicants interested in applying for a lease under the county’s Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiner’s Bay on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

Jan 20, 2022
Wind Lease Auction Coming

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced a Feb. 23 auction for six lease areas totaling 488,000 acres in the New York Bight, a portion of the Atlantic Ocean off New York and New Jersey, for wind development.

Jan 20, 2022
Chapel Outhouse Will Soon Be Gone

After an uneventful public hearing at the Jan. 12 East Hampton Town Planning Board meeting, approval of Wainscott Chapel’s first bathroom in over 100 years looked to be a foregone conclusion. When the construction of the bathroom is complete, East Hampton Town will say goodbye to its last fully functioning outhouse.

Jan 20, 2022
South Fork Wind Over the Final Hurdle

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the South Fork Wind farm's Construction and Operations Plan on Wednesday, the final federal approval needed for the project's construction to commence.

Jan 20, 2022
Government Briefs 01.20.22

The C.P.F. coffers here keep growing, and Governor Hochul signs a bill allowing open, public meetings to continue virtually.

Jan 20, 2022
Town Votes to Make Airport’s Change of Status Official

“I think this is a really important step that we’re making today, where we finally, as a town, will assert control over an airport that we own but had no ability to regulate,” East Hampton Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said after the town board’s vote on Thursday to file the appropriate forms with the F.A.A. to deactivate the airport.

Jan 20, 2022
Upping Housing Density in Some Areas

The East Hampton Town Board discussed on Tuesday a change to the town code that would allow up to four single-family residences per acre in affordable housing overlay districts.

Jan 20, 2022
East Hampton Airport to Close, Reopen With New Restrictions

East Hampton Town announced on Tuesday that it expects to temporarily "deactivate" East Hampton Airport at the end of February and then reopen it four days later as "a new, publicly owned private-use" facility. 

Jan 18, 2022
Melville Contractor Chosen for Wind Farm’s Onshore Work

The developers of the South Fork Wind farm have announced that Haugland Energy Group of Melville will install the underground ducts for the onshore transmission line and head up the project’s connection facility here, leading to more than 100 union jobs, they said.

Jan 14, 2022
Where Now Town COW?

The temporary communications tower, or "cell on wheels" that the East Hampton Town Board agreed last month should be placed at Maidstone Park in Springs until a permanent emergency communications tower is constructed elsewhere in the hamlet now appears headed to Gann Road.

Jan 13, 2022
Support for Fleming Grows UpIsland

The executive board of the Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee has endorsed Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming in her bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent New York’s First Congressional District.

Jan 13, 2022