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South Fork Reactions to Biden Election Run the Gamut

Reaction on the South Fork was muted, at least publicly, when the Associated Press and major news networks announced on Saturday that former Vice President Joe Biden had won the presidential election, voters having rejected the norm-shattering reign of President Trump after one term.

Nov 12, 2020
Top Village Job Is Splintered

A reconfiguration of East Hampton Village government in which Marcos Baladron, the new village administrator, relinquished the post's former duties of clerk and treasurer, and Pamela Bennett, the deputy clerk, and Dominique Cummings, the deputy treasurer, assumed those offices respectively, was approved by the village board last Thursday. 

Nov 12, 2020
Big-Ticket Items Add Up in East Hampton Village's Five-Year Plan

Items such as a nearly $500,000 police communications van, a $1.3 million tower ladder fire truck, and nearly $5 million for the purchase of public works vehicles and infrastructure improvements are on the lisst to be included in the village's five-year capital plan. 

Nov 12, 2020
As Virus Rates Rise, East Hampton Village Hall Will Close to Public

With Suffolk County reporting a steady increase in the Covid-19 positivity rate, East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen announced on Monday that Village Hall will be closed to the public starting Thursday and through the end of the year.

Nov 9, 2020
Fossil Fuel vs. Renewables: Pressure Is on LIPA

The East Hampton Town Board is expected to vote today to begin the process of adopting a community choice aggregation program. Community choice aggregation, or C.C.A., allows a local government to procure electricity and/or natural gas on behalf of its residents, businesses, and municipal accounts from a provider other than the incumbent utility.

Nov 5, 2020
East Hampton Trustees Say No to Amagansett Cable Landing

The proposed South Fork Wind farm's export cable will not come ashore at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, the clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees flatly told the New York State Public Service Commission last week.

Nov 5, 2020
Perspective on the Election

If you're going to talk to someone in the aftermath of what's shaping up to be the most confounding presidential election in two decades, Julian Zelizer is your man.

Nov 5, 2020
Town to Expand Outdoor Dining to Aid Beleaguered Industry

As the pandemic continues into the colder months, East End restaurants are extending the outdoor dining season with the use of heaters, tents, and igloos, and the East Hampton Town Board is seeking to draft a law that would allow restaurants to transfer up to 100 percent of their seating capacity from indoors to outdoors.

Nov 4, 2020
New Sag Harbor Zoning Code to Target Waterfront

Consultants hired by Sag Harbor Village to create a new zoning code that will control its redevelopment presented the goals of the project on Oct. 28 at a village board meeting. Marta Goldsmith, director of the nonprofit Form-Based Institute, said the new code will be designed to protect the village's historic charm and water quality, preserve and enhance views and access to the water and open spaces, and maintain a diversity of architectural styles.

Nov 4, 2020
Eager Gen Z'ers Turn Out to Vote

Voting this year for the first time, local teens weren't just #adulting — a popular hashtag that means taking grown-up life seriously, and a term that teens may not even be using anymore these days. Instead, they headed to the polls equipped with information and intent, determined to make their voices count.

Nov 4, 2020
On the Water: Silent Waters, Empty Shells

Monday morning dawned bright with a stiff, northwesterly wind on the bay as I lifted the bedroom shades. I squinted as I tried to focus on my surroundings from the second floor. It was a little after 7, and not a single boat was in view. It was a sad sight to see but not a total surprise.

Nov 4, 2020
Zeldin Claims Victory With Decisive Lead

The counting of some 75,000 ballots cast by mail in New York's First Congressional District will not begin until next week, but as of yesterday Representative Lee Zeldin appeared headed for a landslide win in his quest for a fourth term.

Nov 4, 2020