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Town Democrats Reject Two Incumbents for Upcoming Election

The East Hampton Democratic Committee did not endorse two incumbent Democrats, Councilman Jeff Bragman of the town board and Rick Drew of the town trustees, at its Feb. 17 nominating convention, instead backing Cate Rogers for town board and David Cataletto for trustee.

Feb 24, 2021
Safety to Be Studied at Popular Springs 'Dog' Park

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to create and appoint a Springs Park Committee to address concerns at the most frequented park in the town, which is heavily used as a dog park.

Feb 24, 2021
Manor House Condos Deemed Safe

More than a year after elevated levels of volatile organic compounds were first detected at the Manor House, a 12-unit affordable condominium complex the development has been deemed safe.

Feb 24, 2021
Nonresident Beach Parking Fees Rise to $500

East Hampton Town's nonresident beach parking permits will cost $500 this year, mirroring the fee in East Hampton Village.

Feb 24, 2021
Beach Parking? T.C.O.s? There's an App for That

Before moving ahead with its plan to require beachgoers to use a smartphone app to pay for daily parking at village beaches, the East Hampton Village Board has eliminated the Main Beach office staff that managed parking payments and performed other administrative duties.

Feb 24, 2021
New Calls for Route 114 Safety Changes

Community efforts are underway to lobby State Department of Transportation officials for more safety improvements to Route 114. Among the requests is a turning lane for vehicles entering the Ross School.

Feb 24, 2021
Cuomo Faces Nursing Home Uproar

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is facing mounting criticism amid calls to curtail his emergency authority and even for his impeachment over an alleged cover-up of deaths from Covid-19 in New York State's nursing homes. The governor has been accused of deliberately underreporting the number of deaths from Covid-19 in nursing homes and of trying to conceal that information, fearing a federal investigation.

Feb 24, 2021
Bellone Pledges More Covid Shots Out East

On Tuesday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone pledged to work with local municipalities and nonprofit organizations on the East End to get Covid-19 vaccines to a region that is widely considered underserved.

Feb 23, 2021
Town to Open New Montauk Covid Testing Site

A new Covid-19 testing site in Montauk is expected to begin operation next week and will be open every day. “Knowing that we’re trending in a positive way toward summer, the state will be looking for negative tests” in order for weddings and other large gatherings to be held safely, East Hampton Councilman David Lys said.

Feb 19, 2021
Mail-In or Online Payments for Minor Code Violations?

People who commit minor violations of the town code, as well as the code enforcement and marine patrol officers who catch them doing it, would no longer have to appear in court under a new plan being considered by the East Hampton Town Board.

Feb 18, 2021
Hearings on South Fork Wind Farm Advance to Federal Level

The third of three public hearings on the South Fork Wind farm's construction and operations plan, jointly held by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Army Corps of Engineers, happened this week. The public has until Monday to send additional comments on the project.

Feb 18, 2021
25 Lawmakers Urge Feds to Jump-Start Offshore Wind Leasing

Twenty-five members of the New York and New Jersey delegations to the House of Representatives wrote to Amanda Lefton, the new director of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, on Friday to urge her to "jump-start the offshore wind leasing process" by issuing final Wind Energy Areas and subsequent lease auctions in the New York Bight. 

Feb 18, 2021