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Affordable Housing Eyed For Old Stern’s Site

A proposal to subdivide the long-vacant former Stern’s Department Store property on Pantigo Road in East Hampton into three house lots has raised the question of whether the site might be better used for affordable housing, and with an apparently willing seller open to discussions, the town planning board agreed on Nov. 16 to let the town board know it was unanimous in support of that option.

Nov 22, 2022
Senior Center Designs on View

Four potential designs for East Hampton Town’s new senior citizens center, to be constructed on seven acres at 403 Abraham’s Path in Amagansett, were unveiled at the East Hampton Town Board’s work session this week.

Nov 17, 2022
Environmental Bond Act ‘a Giant Win’ for Long Island

New York State’s Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022, which voters passed by a comfortable margin on Nov. 8, will be of greatest benefit to Long Island, an environmental activist said this week.

Nov 17, 2022
Town Trustees Extend Dock Moratorium

The East Hampton Town Trustees have extended the moratorium on new residential docks, catwalks, floating docks, floating structures, and platforms in waters under their jurisdiction for a second year.

Nov 17, 2022
Months of Review Ahead for Airport

Stymied by lawsuits and a New York State Supreme Court justice in its efforts to implement restrictions on aircraft operations at East Hampton Town Airport, the town board discussed options with its consultants this week.

Nov 17, 2022
Folkstone Creek Oyster Nursery Is Approved

The East Hampton Town Trustees gave permission to John Nicholas, an owner of the East Hampton Oyster Company and of Sunset Cove Marina, on Folkstone Creek off Three Mile Harbor in Springs, to convert a portion of the marina to an oyster nursery.

Nov 17, 2022
LaLota Lays Out Some Goals

Nick LaLota was in Washington, D.C., this week, the representative-elect in New York’s First Congressional District among the incoming freshmen of the 118th Congress who descended on the nation’s capital for new member orientation.

Nov 17, 2022
LaLota Wins Congressional Seat

Nicholas LaLota, the Republican and Conservative Party nominee to represent New York’s First Congressional District, is the winner of the race to succeed Representative Lee Zeldin, the four-term congressman who ran for governor of New York on the Republican and Conservative Party lines. Mr. LaLota defeated Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming with 55.81 percent of the vote.

Nov 10, 2022
What Now at the Airport?

The East Hampton Town Board will address the situation at the airport — what has transpired to date and the town’s options after its latest legal setback — at its work session on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee is shifting its short-term focus to flight routes, hoping to impact air traffic by next summer.

Nov 10, 2022
Sag Harbor Board Moves Ahead on Potter Project

In a procedural, but consequential, step, the Sag Harbor Village Board issued a “positive declaration” Tuesday on the mixed retail and housing development proposed by Adam Potter and Conifer Realty. When a positive declaration is made, it means a project could have a significant environmental impact and must undergo a lengthy public review.

Nov 10, 2022
Mill Road to Be One Way?

The East Hampton Village Board is considering making Mill Road one way. Traffic could continue to head from James Lane to Route 27, but drivers heading on Route 27 would no longer be able to turn onto the short street.

Nov 10, 2022
Hochul Bests Zeldin in Close Governor’s Race

Unofficial results have Gov. Kathy Hochul defeating Republican Representative Lee Zeldin with 52.7 percent of the vote in a contest that became tighter than expected in the final lead-up to the election. Mr. Zeldin conceded on Wednesday afternoon.

Nov 10, 2022