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Questions About Emergency Annex Persist

The plan to build an emergency room annex in East Hampton, which has wended its way through multiple regulatory boards over the last four years, was the subject of several angry exchanges when it returned to the town board on Tuesday. 

Sep 3, 2020
Mayoral Candidate Challenges East Hampton Village Voter Rolls

Arthur Graham, an East Hampton Village trustee who is running for mayor in the Sept. 15 election, has questioned the authenticity of 200 voter registrations, and is formally challenging them with the Suffolk County Board of Elections.  

Sep 2, 2020
East Hampton Village Trustee Hopefuls Make Their Case

Five candidates are vying for two open East Hampton Village Board seats in the Sept. 15 election: Richard Lawler, the appointed mayor, and Ray Harden an appointed trustee, on the Elms Party line; David Driscoll on the Fish Hooks line, and Chris Minardi of the villages zoning board of appeals and Sandra Melendez on the NewTown line.

Sep 2, 2020
Cuomo, Labor Leaders Ask for $59 Billion in Federal Aid for New York

"If we do not receive federal funding, there is no way that the state and local governments can cover the deficit," the governor said Monday, citing "catastrophic budget shortfalls" that could impact thousands of workers.

Aug 31, 2020
Village's Litter Law Expanded

A proposed law that increases the number of littering offenses in East Hampton Village and makes it easier to prosecute those who improperly dispose of garbage in public receptacles was passed by the village board at a meeting on Friday.

Aug 27, 2020
Preservation Fund Still Breaking Records

Due to a booming real estate market, the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund collected $61.1 million in revenues so far this year, the most for the first seven months of a year in the program's history, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week. 

The preservation fund, which provides money for land preservation, water quality improvement, and the protection of maritime heritage, receives the proceeds of a 2-percent real estate transfer tax. The money goes to the five East End towns: East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, Southold, and Riverhead.

Aug 27, 2020
2020 Mosquito Program Wraps Up

An annual mosquito-sampling program in Accabonac Harbor concluded for the season on Friday, and while the coronavirus pandemic meant a loss of some interns and volunteers, this year's reduced program was deemed a success by the East Hampton town trustees and the director of the Suffolk County Public Works Department's division of vector control.

Aug 27, 2020
Ruschmeyer's Etiquette Concept Nixed Amid Scrutiny

Earlier this month, East Hampton Town intervened to stop an extravagant outdoor entertainment concept called Etiquette at the establishment; it featured music, aerial performances, burlesque dancers, and other acts, and nightclub-style lighting.

Aug 27, 2020
A Voice for the Ball Fields

A plan to relocate two Little League playing fields to make room for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's planned annex in East Hampton has at least one persistent critic, and last Thursday Charlie Whitmore delivered a withering assessment of that plan to the town board.

Aug 27, 2020
Judge Halts Restaurant, Bar Service at Marram Montauk

A State Supreme Court judge signed an order on Monday prohibiting the Marram Montauk resort, the former Atlantic Terrace, from serving food or alcoholic beverages to patrons of the restaurant it has been operating, Il Buco at Mostrador Marram, on site or on the adjacent ocean beach.

Aug 27, 2020
East Hampton Mayoral Candidates Go at It

In the latest of a series of debates, the three candidates running for mayor of East Hampton Village in the Sept. 15 election offered contrasting, often contentious visions for the village.

Aug 27, 2020
Options for Voting in Person and by Mail

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order intended to bolster the right to vote on Monday, as anxiety mounts amid congressional scrutiny of the United States Postal Service and President Trump's repeated assertions that voting by mail will result in electoral fraud.

Aug 27, 2020