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Emergency Annex Advances Amid Discord

Over the furious objection of one member and after prolonged argument, the East Hampton Town Board agreed on Tuesday that a detailed environmental review is not needed for zoning change to allow a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital emergency room annex to be built on Pantigo Place.

Sep 17, 2020
Surge in Boating Led to Effluent 'Crisis' Over Labor Day Weekend

Two pumpout boats owned and operated by the East Hampton Town Trustees were in particularly heavy use this summer, especially the one based at the Star Island municipal marina in Lake Montauk. The coronavirus pandemic, the trustees maintain, is behind the surge in boating activity, as well as boaters’ eschewing of showers and other public facilities at marinas in favor of those on board. 

Sep 17, 2020
'Roadwork Ahead' on Springs-Fireplace

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works is making its way along Springs-Fireplace Road in a $7.3 million reconstruction project. The project extends from the North Main Street-Three Mile Harbor Road intersection north to Woodbine Drive. Its goals include improved roadway surfacing, the alleviation of flooding and ponding during rainstorms, and easier maneuverability for pedestrians and cyclists and is expected to be finished by the spring.

Sep 17, 2020
Biden Comes Out for Goroff, Zeldin Gains Endorsement

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's nominee for president, has announced his support for Nancy Goroff, the Democrats' candidate in New York's First Congressional District.

Sep 17, 2020
Sand Land Prevails in Court

A State Supreme Court justice upheld an expanded permit for the Sand Land mine in Noyac, awarded by the State Department of Environmental Conservation in 2019. The permit has been tied up in litigation ever since.

Sep 17, 2020
NewTown Party Sweeps East Hampton Village Elections

Making his first bid for elective office in East Hampton Village, Jerry Larsen, the village's former police chief, was the high vote-getter in the three-person race for mayor on Tuesday, winning in a landslide against Barbara Borsack, the deputy mayor, who has been a member of the village board since 2000, and Arthur Graham, a trustee since 2017. 

Sep 17, 2020
Seek Balance Along Springs-Fireplace Road Corridor

Land use trends, traffic, pollution, and future growth potential were among the matters considered when the East Hampton Town Board was updated on an ongoing evaluation of issues affecting the Springs-Fireplace Road corridor. 

Sep 17, 2020
Suffolk 311 Help Line Busier Than Ever

Since its implementation last year, the Suffolk311 call center for non-emergency inquiries has received over 110,000 calls from residents across the county, 91,661 of them between March and September of this year.

Sep 17, 2020
Village vote count Absentee Ballots Carry Larsen's NewTown Party Victory

Jerry Larsen was elected East Hampton Village mayor on Tuesday, bringing to a close a campaign that was unusual both for its length and frequent conflict among the top-line candidates.

Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack and Trustee Arthur Graham came in second and third, respectively, when the absentee votes were counted. 

Sep 16, 2020
Larsen Signals Election Challenge in East Hampton Village

With hours to go before the polls close, Jerry Larsen, a candidate for East Hampton Village mayor in Tuesday's election, has signaled that he intends to contest the results of the election and ask that all ballots, voting machines, and objections to ballots be impounded.

Sep 15, 2020
Southampton Votes for Indigenous Graves Protection

In a watershed moment this week, the Southampton Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday in support of the Graves Protection Act and the Shinnecock Hills Building Moratorium. 

Sep 10, 2020
Wainscott Sand Pit Not Cause of PFOS Problem

Groundwater contamination in the hamlet of Wainscott was not caused by a 70.5-acre former sand and gravel mine in that hamlet, according to a new determination by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Sep 10, 2020