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Rowdy Hall Gets to Keep It Black

The East Hampton Town attorney signed a stipulation of settlement with the owners of Rowdy Hall in Amagansett on Friday that will allow the much-disputed exterior of the restaurant to remain black. 

Mar 23, 2024
Blue Bay Communications Pole Has Two Wireless Carriers

Antennae of the personal wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile are now active on the 185-foot monopole at Camp Blue Bay in Springs, bringing a long-awaited upgrade to cellular service in the hamlet. 

Mar 21, 2024
Herrick Park Redesign Is Revealed

“Right now, there is no sense of entrance,” the landscape architect Michael Derrig told the East Hampton Village Board as he presented a conceptual design for the Newtown Lane-facing portion of Herrick Park. Central to the design is an allée of trees leading to a lawn formed into an oval by the contours of the walkway.

Mar 21, 2024
Work on Pace at Emergency Services Building

“The roof repair work at 1 Cedar Street is largely complete, and the building should be open again by the July organizational meeting,” Dave Collins, the East Hampton Village superintendent of public works said at Friday’s village board meeting. 

Mar 21, 2024
Debating the Impacts of Airport Restrictions

Some residents of Montauk fear their hamlet will see an explosion in air traffic if aircraft operations are restricted at East Hampton Town Airport in Wainscott, while some residents of Wainscott say the town should simply close East Hampton Town Airport, which is destroying their quality of life. 

Mar 21, 2024
Recommendations Emerge for Springs-Fireplace Corridor

Consultants to the East Hampton Town Board issued a draft report on a Springs-Fireplace Road Corridor study, an ongoing initiative to evaluate traffic, land use, and environmental issues and offer recommendations to improve the functionality and character of the area surrounding the county road while reducing potential environmental threats. 

Mar 21, 2024
Avlon Says the District Is Winnable

Three weeks after announcing his candidacy to represent New York’s First Congressional District, the author, columnist, and former CNN anchor John Avlon formally launched his campaign at the World War II memorial in Sag Harbor’s Marine Park on Saturday, promising supporters that the race to unseat Representative Nick LaLota is winnable. 

Mar 21, 2024
Humps, Bumps, and Speed Signs in East Hampton Village

“We’re going to be putting speed bumps everywhere,” Sarah Amaden, an East Hampton Village trustee, said at Friday’s village board meeting, as the board considered three new speed humps on La Forest Lane. “We’re going to open a can of worms.” 

Mar 21, 2024
Emily’s List Nod for Goroff

Emily’s List, which works to elect Democratic pro-choice women, has endorsed the candidacy of Nancy Goroff in New York’s First Congressional District. 

Mar 21, 2024
Thiele Endorses Schiavoni for State Assembly

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who recently announced he will not be seeking re-election for the New York State Assembly seat he has held for more than 28 years, has endorsed Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town councilman from North Haven, to fill that seat.

Mar 18, 2024
Thiele Endorses John Avlon

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has endorsed the candidacy of John Avlon in New York’s First Congressional District, adding to Mr. Avlon’s tally of endorsements since entering the race to challenge Representative Nick LaLota three weeks ago.

Mar 14, 2024
Town Presents 2024 Draft Capital Plan

East Hampton Town’s 2024 draft capital plan — a wish list of 85 construction, upgrade, or acquisition initiatives with an estimated total cost of just over $15 million, much of it allocated to the Highway, Police, and Parks and Building Maintenance Departments — was presented to the town board on Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2024