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The Election Could Not Be Much Tighter

Five days before Election Day, the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections were anyone’s guess, with dueling polls showing Gov. Kathy Hochul comfortably ahead of Representative Lee Zeldin and Mr. Zeldin with a slight lead over the governor.

Nov 3, 2022
John Behan Memorial Park to Honor a Life of Service

The John Behan Memorial Park will be established in Montauk to honor the longtime state assemblyman and Marine Corps veteran who died last year. A ceremonial groundbreaking is planned for Veterans Day, which was also his birthday.

Nov 3, 2022
Town Launches a Green Page

East Hampton Town is developing “Green East Hampton,” a new page on its website highlighting accomplishments in environmental protection and sustainability.

Nov 2, 2022
Stormwater Work at Louse Point

Mobilization was to begin this week for the commencement of a stormwater abatement and control project at the Louse Point Road parking area and beach access in Springs.

Nov 2, 2022
A Guide to Ballot Propositions in East Hampton Town

Voters in East Hampton Town can vote on three ballot propositions on Election Day, Nov. 8, as well as during early voting, which started on Saturday and continues through this coming Sunday. 

Oct 31, 2022
Positive Reception for Camp Blue Bay Tower

Many of the public comments during the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s Oct. 19 public hearing on a 185-foot-tall communications tower at Camp Blue Bay in Springs were not about that tower, but about an unused tower at the Springs Fire Department. That said, all agreed that additional cell and emergency communications service was needed in Springs, and quickly

Oct 27, 2022
A Plan to Increase Fines for Shellfish Poaching

In light of multiple incidents of poaching in East Hampton Town waters, the town board and town trustees are united in supporting amending the town code to sharply increase the fines for harvesting shellfish without a town permit, for harvesting undersize shellfish, or for taking quantities in excess of the legal limit. They also agree on establishing an “aggravated" level of violation for persons acting in concert or possessing at least 25 percent more than the legal limit.

Oct 27, 2022
A Pollinator Garden to Improve Town Pond?

After viewing historical photos of Town Pond, East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen and the village board invited Ed Hollander, a landscape architect, to talk to them about improving both the pond’s appearance and its water quality.

Oct 27, 2022
East Hampton Town Budget Hearing Coming Up

The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing on the town's 2023 preliminary budget — a roughly $90.36 million spending plan — during its meeting next Thursday at 2 p.m.

Oct 27, 2022
Scallop Season Opens Nov. 13 in East Hampton Waters

The East Hampton Town Trustees set Nov. 13 at sunrise as the opening of waters under their jurisdiction to the harvesting of bay scallops.

Oct 27, 2022
Hochul and Zeldin Clash on Almost Every Issue

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Representative Lee Zeldin came out swinging on  Tuesday in what is likely to be their only debate before the Nov. 8 election, and the intensity had hardly flagged when it ended an hour later. 

Oct 27, 2022
Sharp Contrasts in Congressional Debate

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Nick LaLota, vying to succeed Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District, clashed over the economy, abortion, gun policy, and crime in a debate at Newsday’s studio in Melville on Oct. 19. They also disagreed about aiding Ukraine, which included a gaffe by Mr. LaLota that Ms. Fleming seized on. 

Oct 27, 2022