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Accabonac Solar Farm Helps Entire State

As of Aug. 1, according to an announcement from East Hampton Town, New York State officially reached a milestone of three gigawatts of solar electricity, half of its goal to achieve six gigawatts by 2025.

Aug 26, 2021
Fire Trucks on Their Last Wheels; Millions Asked for Replacements

East Hampton Fire Department Chief Gerard Turza Jr. appealed to the village board on Friday for approximately $4.5 million, to replace an aging fleet of vehicles and other equipment. 

Aug 26, 2021
A New Face for East Hampton Village Board?

Carrie Doyle, a member of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals and a former planning board member, has declared her intention to run on the NewTown Party ticket for one of the two village board seats up for grabs in June 2022.

Aug 26, 2021
New Board Puts Stamp on East Hampton Village Code 

A proposal that will permit two-bedroom accessory dwellings with kitchens on East Hampton Village properties of 60,000 square feet or more, and several other zoning code amendments were approved by the village board on Friday following public hearings during which members of the village's zoning board of appeals, and the executive director of the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton, asked the board to take more time to analyze the potential ramifications, and give residents a chance to offer input. 

Aug 26, 2021
Feds See Turbines as a Mixed Bag

The construction and operation of the South Fork Wind farm is likely to have negligible to moderately adverse impacts on marine life and habitat, with some moderately beneficial impacts also likely. For commercial fisheries, however, moderate to major adverse effects, either temporarily or long term, are predicted, with minor to moderate disruptions on for-hire recreational fishing.

Aug 19, 2021
Audit Gives East Hampton Town High Marks

An auditor's report for the year 2020 pronounced East Hampton Town's financial statements fairly presented and in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework, the town board was told this week, with no instances of noncompliance, nor deficiencies or material weaknesses disclosed during an audit that was conducted in the spring.

Aug 18, 2021
To Hash Out Fate of East Hampton Airport

Following another East Hampton Town Board discussion of a "re-envisioning" of East Hampton Airport on Tuesday, analysis and discussion will continue with four public workshops in September.

Aug 18, 2021
State Says No to Wind Farm Challenge

The New York State Public Service Commission has denied petitions to reconsider its March order granting the South Fork Wind Farm a certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need, one of several requirements for its construction and operation.

Aug 18, 2021
Census Shows a South Fork Population Explosion

Between 2010 and 2020, the population of East Hampton Town grew 32.3 percent, and of Southampton Town 21.6 percent, according to data released by the United States Census Bureau last Thursday. 

Aug 18, 2021
Masks Required at All East Hampton Town Offices

As of Monday, all staff and visitors at East Hampton Town Hall and other town facilities will once again be asked to wear masks, whether vaccinated for Covid-19 or not. 

Aug 16, 2021
Many Questions Still to Answer on Pot Dispensaries

The East Hampton Town Board held its first substantive discussion of adult-use cannabis since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation legalizing its recreational use in March. 

Aug 12, 2021
A Veteran Enters the Congressional Race

Robert Cornicelli, a Republican and wounded veteran who is an advocate for veterans and the developmentally disabled, has announced that he is seeking the G.O.P. nomination for the First Congressional District seat.

Aug 12, 2021