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Tentative East Hampton Town Budget Shows Impacts of County Cuts, Pandemic Demands

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc released the town's tentative 2021 budget on Sept. 30, an $82.68 million plan that would see a spending increase of around $700,000, or .86 percent, over last year's budget and a tax levy that stays below the state-mandated tax cap by about $9,000.

Oct 8, 2020
East Hampton Town Pushes Back at D.E.C.'s Findings on Sandpit

An outside counsel retained by East Hampton Town has questioned the State D.E.C.'s conclusion that a former sand and gravel pit in Wainscott should not be listed as a Superfund site.

Oct 8, 2020
Wind Farm Opponents Blast Town for 'Selling Out' Wainscott

Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott, a group that is fighting South Fork Wind farm's plan to land its export cable at Beach Lane, accused town board and the town trustees of a "duplicitous sell-out."

Oct 8, 2020
Parking and Traffic Changes Proposed in East Hampton Village

East Hampton Village Police Chief Michael Tracey presented the village board with a proposal to change parking regulations on several village streets at a board meeting last Thursday. 

On the north side of Newtown Lane, from Osborne Lane to the Long Island Rail Road tracks, he recommended extending the time limit for parking from one hour to two. The change would benefit businesses in the area, including a barbershop and hair salon whose customers, he said, often find themselves exceeding the one-hour limit.

Oct 8, 2020
Painters Union Endorses Zeldin

The Painters Union political action committee has endorsed Representative Lee Zeldin's re-election campaign.

Oct 1, 2020
Advertising Dollars for Goroff

A political action committee has added $550,000 to its advertising buy in New York's First Congressional District, where Nancy Goroff is challenging Representative Lee Zeldin.

Oct 1, 2020
East Hampton Volunteers Mobilize to Get Out the Vote

In an election year that is anything but normal, gone are the traditional in-person events like door-to-door canvassing and gatherings for fund-raising and enthusiasm-building. Instead, people eager to help their respective parties are working phone banks and text banks targeting voters in battleground states, distributing mail-in ballot applications and lawn signs, and making sure people where, how, and when to vote.

Oct 1, 2020
Aquaculture Lease Hearing

The Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program's 10-year review advisory group will hold a public meeting on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. Members of the public will have the ability to comment.

Oct 1, 2020
Real Estate Market and Preservation Fund Are Surging

Because of a booming real estate market, revenues for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund in August were $11.16 million, an increase of more than 85 percent from same month last year, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Monday.

"The increase in revenue continues to be fueled by the exodus from New York City and other population centers to the East End," Mr. Thiele said.

Oct 1, 2020
Trustees on Board With Offshore Wind Plan

The East Hampton Town Trustees unanimously approved signing on to the joint proposal submitted two weeks ago by Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource Energy to the New York State Public Service Commission in support of the proposed South Fork Wind farm, to be situated approximate-ly 35 miles off Montauk Point.

Oct 1, 2020
Sag Harbor Moratorium Plan Progresses

A proposal to impose a moratorium until March 1 on commercial redevelopment in Sag Harbor Village's waterfront areas moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Wednesday, when the village board voted in a straw poll to approve the measure once it has been approved by the Suffolk County Planning Commission.

Oct 1, 2020
State Gets Set for Vaccine

New York State is forming an independent advisory task force of scientists, doctors, and health experts that will review every Covid-19 vaccine authorized by the federal government and advise on its safety and effectiveness.

Oct 1, 2020