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Town’s Airport Plan Still Disappointing to Many

The East Hampton Town Board’s plan to enact restrictions on operations at East Hampton Airport, announced in Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc’s State of the Town address last week, appears to have done little to alleviate the concerns of residents on the South and North Forks.

Jan 13, 2022
Sag's Waterfront Building Moratorium Ends

Building along the Sag Harbor waterfront can begin again, now with a new code in place. In a unanimous vote, the village board adopted two new resolutions, one ending the moratorium and the other creating a new waterfront zoning overlay district.

Jan 13, 2022
An Eye to Improving East Hampton Town Beaches

Wi-Fi connectivity at East Hampton Town’s public beaches and new informational signs using QR codes that beachgoers could scan with their smartphones to be directed to the town’s website were among the recommendations issued by the town’s Beach, Parks, and Recreation Recovery and Advisory Group on Tuesday.

Jan 13, 2022
Sag Harbor Takes Aim at Soaring Housing Costs

The Sag Harbor Village Board launched an affordable housing initiative this week that will focus on "zoning, collaboration, and program administration."

Jan 13, 2022
Georgica Dredging Begins

Heavy machinery appearing this week at the parking lot of the ocean beach at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott is for the East Hampton Town Trustees’ annual dredging of sand at the mouth of Georgica Pond.

Jan 13, 2022
To Continue Remote Meetings

A bill to enable municipalities, school districts, and other public entities to continue meeting virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic has passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate.

Jan 13, 2022
Wind Farm Survey and Prep Work to Begin

With onshore construction of the South Fork Wind farm's underground cable set to begin this month, survey and construction preparation work are to commence on Thursday.

Jan 10, 2022
For the Town Trustees, Continuity Rules

Continuity was on the agenda when the East Hampton Town Trustees selected officers and staff during their organizational meeting on Monday night.

Jan 6, 2022
50 Lots Pitched at Old Wainscott Sand Pit

Tensions ran high last month as the East Hampton Town Planning Board discussed a proposal that would see the 70.4-acre reclaimed sand and gravel mine in Wainscott divided into 50 commercial parcels. Known as the Wainscott Commercial Center, it is the largest development proposal to have come before the planning board for quite some time and one that the board believes could have significant environmental impacts.

Jan 6, 2022
A New G.O.P. Candidate for Congress

Anthony Figliola, a former deputy supervisor of Brookhaven Town, has announced his candidacy for the Republican Party’s nomination to represent New York’s First Congressional District.

Jan 6, 2022
East Hampton Airport to Go ‘Private’

East Hampton Airport will transition to a model that would require aircraft operators to obtain permission in advance to “have full operational use of a runway, taxiway, apron, or airport facility/service," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced this week.

Jan 6, 2022
Town Bears Down on the Housing Crisis

In his State of the Town address on Tuesday, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc spoke about the acute shortage of affordable housing here, renewable energy and sustainability, planning, the town’s finances, and building projects. On housing, which he said is “threatening to unravel the fabric of our community,” he announced an “All Hands on Housing” initiative.

Jan 6, 2022