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State Money for Steinbeck House

Supporters of the campaign to transform the Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck’s Sag Harbor waterfront property into a writers’ retreat got some good news last week: Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has nominated the project to receive a state grant of $500,000 toward its purchase.

Jun 8, 2022
If Town Can't Change Airport, It May Close It

What was once unthinkable now looks increasingly possible, as the airport that many residents say has vastly exceeded its historical function and is destroying their quality of life may finally be grounded, perhaps permanently.

Jun 8, 2022
Air Traffic, and Complaints About It, Up Over Holiday Weekend

There were 533 takeoffs and landings at East Hampton Town Airport — and 1,265 complaints about them made to just one of the two systems to register such complaints — between May 26 and May 30.

Jun 8, 2022
Hochul Signs a Raft of Gun Laws

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of 10 bills aimed at reducing gun violence on Monday. Her key challenger, Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District, said at a campaign event last month that a raft of laws regulating possession of guns should be overturned.

Jun 8, 2022
Thiele Bills Target Water Pollution

Legislation to increase and protect access to water supply, sponsored by State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., has been approved by both the Assembly and the Senate, and is awaiting the governor’s signature.

Jun 8, 2022
A New Bureau to Expedite Minor Violations

The East Hampton Town Board voted to allow for adjudication of code violations by an administrative bureau established last year to expedite the processing of minor violations. The town is seeking a director for the bureau, a prerequisite for putting it into effect.

Jun 8, 2022
Blade's Sag Harbor Seaplane Service Resumes

After putting its seaplane service from New York City to Sag Harbor on hold last week, the helicopter and seaplane company Blade Air Mobility resumed service to Sag Harbor on Tuesday.

Jun 8, 2022
Blade Suspends Seaplane Service to Sag Harbor

Blade, the helicopter and seaplane operator, was forced to cancel its seaplane service to Sag Harbor Thursday after the village complained of misrepresentations in Blade’s advertising.

Jun 2, 2022
Devon Yacht Club Charts Course for Higher Ground

Citing the threat of erosion, the Devon Yacht Club on Gardiner's Bay in Amagansett is looking to move its clubhouse, bath house, and sailing center away from the water.

Jun 1, 2022
Food at Last at Hero Beach?

The Hero Beach Club, a Montauk resort at the westernmost entrance to the hamlet, will finally be able to offer food to its guests, pending a June 22 public hearing before the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

Jun 1, 2022
Padel Court Pilot Pitched for Herrick Park

Serendipity may be responsible for bringing the “fastest growing sport in the world,” Padel, a racket sport that is often described as a mix between pickleball and squash, to East Hampton this summer.

Jun 1, 2022
East Hampton Airport in a Holding Pattern

Air traffic to and from East Hampton Airport was typically brisk over the Memorial Day weekend, the temporary restraining order granted by a New York State Supreme Court Justice having halted the town board’s plan to briefly close the airport last month and reopen it as a private facility with advance permission required for takeoffs and landings.

Jun 1, 2022