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Debate Season Will Move Online

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork will hold an online debate among candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for New York’s First Congressional District on Monday via YouTube. Another debate, among Democratic candidates for the State Senate’s First District, will happen on June 8.

May 28, 2020
On South Fork, Weather Helped Keep Weekend Worries in Check

With an assist from Mother Nature in the form of a gray, damp Saturday and windy Sunday and Monday, the “slow, soft reopening” to the summer season envisioned by East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc last week largely unfolded according to plan over the Memorial Day weekend.

May 28, 2020
Long Island Creeps Out of Economic Lockdown

Two months of a nearly complete economic standstill came to an end Wednesday, when Long Island reached regional criteria necessary to reinstate some industries as evidence shows that the spread of Covid-19 here is increasingly under control.

May 28, 2020
LIPA Authorizes Widespread Community Choice Power

In a significant development for the proliferation of renewable energy, LIPA’s board voted unanimously to adopt state rules and regulations authorizing a framework for community choice aggregation Islandwide.

May 22, 2020
Elms Party Takes Over East Hampton Village Board

East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler appointed Ray Harden, a co-owner of the Ben Krupinski building company, as a village board member on Friday over the objections of two board members.

May 21, 2020
N.Y. Presidential Primary Still in Doubt

Earlier this month a federal judge reinstated the Democratic primary, rescheduling it to June 23, the date on which New York voters, both Republicans and Democrats, will choose their parties’ candidates for Congress and State Senate and Assembly.

May 14, 2020
Trustees Hear About a Remedy for Erosion

The East Hampton Town Trustees, meeting by videoconference on Monday, heard a proposal to remediate erosion at Mulford Lane, where the beach on Gardiner’s Bay has been eroding by several feet per year for decades.

May 14, 2020
East Hampton Town’s First Responders Want a Say

“We in E.M.S. are completely in the dark on what the plan is for the coming months and what to expect,” the Montauk Ambulance Company wrote in a letter to the town board. “We need clarity and, more importantly, to have our thoughts heard.”

May 14, 2020
East Hampton Village Tightens Fiscal Outlook

Due to concerns about the economic impact the Covid-19 pandemic may have on East Hampton Village’s finances, village board members made it clear last Thursday that they will adopt a budget for the next fiscal year that will prohibit spending on any major capital improvements, public works projects, or equipment upgrades.

May 14, 2020
Yet Another Montauk Hotel Wants a Bar and Restaurant

Owners of the former Atlantic Terrace, a 96-room oceanfront resort situated in a residential neighborhood in Montauk, applied in early March for a liquor license from the State Liquor Authority, a move that quickly drew opposition from East Hampton Town government.

May 12, 2020
Town Votes to Add Hamlet Studies to Comprehensive Plan

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to add business district hamlet studies to the town's comprehensive plan, leaving out a controversial long-range plan to relocate Montauk's oceanfront motels and other businesses.

May 12, 2020
Route 114 Repaving Could Happen Next Year

The New York State Department of Transportation has proposed allocating $13.1 million of state money to repave nearly eight miles of Route 114 next year, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle announced on Thursday. 

May 8, 2020