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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
Sag Harbor Refining Moratorium Proposal

In an effort to manage development and protect water views and character, the Sag Harbor Village Board has proposed a law that would suspend until March 1, 2021, the planning board’s authority to grant approval of site plans, special permits, and subdivisions.

Sep 3, 2020
Congressman Zeldin Speaks at Republican Convention

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District was a speaker at last week’s Republican National Convention, during which he described President Trump’s efforts for New York State during the coronavirus pandemic as “phenomenal.”

Sep 3, 2020
Goroff Leads Zeldin in Democratic Committee's Poll

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a poll conducted last month that had Nancy Goroff leading Representative Lee Zeldin, 48 percent to 46 percent, in the race to represent New York's First Congressional District. 

Sep 4, 2020
N.Y.S. Comptroller Endorses Ahearn in Senate Race

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has endorsed Laura Ahearn, the Democratic nominee for the First State Senate District.

Sep 4, 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
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
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
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
In Busy Season on Water, Trustee Pump-Out Boats Maxed Out

At their meeting on Monday, the East Hampton Town Trustees discussed a surge in boating activity this year, which they agreed is a consequence of the pandemic. That, they said, means that the two pump-out boats the trustees own and operate are in particularly heavy use this year, especially the one based at the Star Island municipal marina in Lake Montauk. The other boat serves Three Mile Harbor.

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
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