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Sink Floating Oyster Cages?

Time is short to send feedback to Suffolk County as to where best to position lease sites for its Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiner’s Bay, several residents told the East Hampton Town Trustees on Monday.

Nov 27, 2019
Quail Hill to Get Its Barn

The East Hampton Town Planning Board made it clear last week that it will approve an application from the Peconic Land Trust to build a 4,000-plus-square-foot barn at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett.

Nov 27, 2019
To Increase Septic Rebates

The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to increase incentives for property owners to replace conventional septic systems with new, low-nitrogen systems approved by the Suffolk County Health Department.

Nov 27, 2019
Law to Aid Coastal Retreat

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Friday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to identify lands at risk from sea level rise or flooding as eligible sending districts.

Nov 27, 2019
Small Piece of Noted Artists’ Compound Could Be Saved

Several years after a movement took shape to preserve and restore the house and two studios at the 11-acre Springs property once belonging to the Abstract Expressionist artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park, the East Hampton Town Board voted to authorize the town’s Department of Land Acquisition and Management to seek bids for their demolition.

Nov 27, 2019
Fleming Will Vie to Take on Zeldin

Weeks after a re-election campaign that saw her win 60 percent of the vote over her Republican challenger, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced on Tuesday morning her intention to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York's First Congressional District next year.

Nov 26, 2019
Razor-Thin Lead Keeps Rana on Bench

By a lead of just 27 votes, East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana prevailed in her re-election campaign, defeating her Democratic challenger, Andrew Strong, to win a fifth four-year term on the bench.

Nov 21, 2019
Schiavoni to Challenge LaValle

Thomas (Tommy John) Schiavoni, a Southampton Town councilman who lives on North Haven, announced on Saturday that he is a candidate for the New York State Senate’s First District seat held by Kenneth P. LaValle.

Nov 21, 2019
Float Idea of Alternative Lease Sites

Members of the East Hampton Town Trustees disagreed among themselves on Friday on the merits of Suffolk County’s Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiner’s Bay, leaving John Aldred, the trustees’ representative to the county, uncertain as to what he should recommend to administrators conducting a 10-year review of the program.

Nov 21, 2019
Plan for Uniform Turbines

The five companies holding leases in New England waters designated for offshore wind farms have announced a uniform turbine layout proposal to the United States Coast Guard that stipulates one-nautical-mile spacing between wind turbines.

Nov 21, 2019
Gruber Gets to Bottom of Robocall Mix-Up

The mystery of the EH Fusion Party’s robocall effort in the closing days of the campaign for East Hampton Town offices may not be resolved, but the consultancy responsible for disseminating the party’s final pitch to voters shed some light on that odd wrinkle in this year’s unusual election campaign.

Nov 21, 2019
Elected Women Urge Girls to Action

Some of the South Fork’s most prominent elected officials, a group of nine women who hold public office here, came together last Thursday for a bipartisan call to action. Their goal was to inspire a demographic that may not yet identify with a particular party line — high school girls — to someday run for office.

Nov 21, 2019