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Cuomo Seeks to Bypass Feds for Vaccine Purchase

The governor appealed to Pfizer amid ongoing frustration with the Trump administration, complaining on Monday that the federal government dramatically increased vaccine eligibility last week while distributing fewer doses to the state.

Jan 18, 2021
Harsh Rebukes of Zeldin After Attack on Capitol

Representative Lee Zeldin, one of President Trump's most loyal allies, is facing calls for his resignation in the wake of the Jan. 6 armed attack on the United States Capitol, an act of domestic terrorism intended to overturn the certification of electoral votes that was underway.

Jan 14, 2021
East Hampton's Downtown Parking Lots Free No More

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen scrapped a proposal to charge for additional hours of parking on the streets of the commercial district and in the Reutershan and Schenck parking lots, and is now proposing to charge non-village residents for each hour of parking in the lots, and to forgo allowing any additional hours for street parking.

Jan 14, 2021
East Hampton Village Septic Upgrades in Sight

Seeking to prod more East Hampton Village residents and business owners to replace conventional septic systems with low-nitrogen ones, the village board intends to require upgrades when a conventional system fails, upon property transfer, and when a business seeks site plan review of proposed construction. 

Jan 14, 2021
Push for Fuel Pump Climate Warning

East Hampton Town's energy sustainability advisory committee has recommended requiring a warning sticker on fuel pumps, drawing a connection between filling vehicles with fossil fuels and climate change. 

Jan 14, 2021
Town Board Members Denounce Rioters

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and two of his colleagues on the town board have condemned the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.

Jan 14, 2021
Wind Farm Debate: Wait or Make Haste? 

During meetings this week, the East Hampton Town Board and the town trustees both aired the easement agreements they have separately negotiated, but not yet finalized, with the wind farm's developers. 

Jan 14, 2021
East Hampton Town Targets Seaplane Operations

The East Hampton Town Board appears likely to amend the town code to prohibit seaplanes, with a few narrow exceptions, from taking off or landing in town waters.  

Jan 14, 2021
Rep. Zeldin’s Backtrack on Fraud Claims Fails to Silence His Critics

Representative Lee Zeldin, who for the last four years has demonstrated near-absolute fealty to President Trump, abruptly shifted his tone with a late-night statement on Thursday in which he acknowledged that President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be inaugurated on Jan. 20. 

Jan 10, 2021
Wainscott Incorporation Activists Demand a Vote

An effort by some residents of Wainscott to create an incorporated village in a 4.4-acre expanse of that hamlet moved forward on Dec. 30 with the submission to East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc of a petition with over 200 signatures.

Jan 7, 2021
East Hampton Town Trustees Consider Staggered Elections

Both in and outside of local government, there is a belief that the simultaneous campaigns of as many as 18 candidates is a confusing and clumsy exercise.

Jan 7, 2021
Wind Farm Hearing Is Monday

The East Hampton Town Trustees will devote their meeting on Monday to hearing public comment on draft agreements with developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm, to be constructed approximately 35 miles off Montauk Point. The meeting, which will be held virtually and broadcast live on LTV, will start at 6 p.m.

Jan 7, 2021