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Graham Remains on East Hampton Village Ballot, for Now

After East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen filed an objection to Arthur Graham's nominating petition for village trustee, a bipartisan team at the Suffolk County Board of Elections on Tuesday ruled that Mr. Graham's petition could stand and made a motion to invalidate Mr. Larsen's challenge. But it's not over yet.

May 26, 2022
Mayor Drops Court Challenge to Graham's Nominating Petitions

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen confirmed Thursday afternoon that he would not fight a Suffolk County Board of Elections ruling upholding Arthur Graham's nominating petition for village trustee.

May 26, 2022
Airport's Future Hangs in the Balance

"We don't really know," a consultant to East Hampton Town said when asked about the future status of the town's airport. 

May 26, 2022
New District Maps Deal a Blow to State's Democrats

A New York State Supreme Court judge certified the 2022 congressional and State Senate district maps on Friday, dealing a blow to Democrats who had sought to gain seats through district remapping drawn by the Democratic-dominated State Legislature in February. 

May 26, 2022
At Rita Cantina, a Septic Upgrade May Be in Order

Rita Cantina, a Springs restaurant that has drawn local criticism for operating three catering businesses from its small plot, learned last week at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Planning Board that it may be required to upgrade its sanitary system to a low-nitrogen system.

May 25, 2022
Town Okays Smoking Ban on Guarded Beaches

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to prohibit smoking within 500 feet of lifeguarded areas at all town beaches. The ban will apply to tobacco and cannabis smoking and vaping and will be in place during the hours that lifeguards are on duty.

May 25, 2022
League of Women Voters Sues to Align Primary Date

The League of Women Voters of New York State filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court on Friday, seeking the postponement of State Assembly primary elections from June 28 to Aug. 23 in order to align with the State Senate and congressional primaries.

May 25, 2022
Debate Future Uses of Wainscott Sand Mine

The owner of the 70.5-acre site has plans for a 50-lot subdivision. Some in Wainscott have a different vision: parkland or perhaps an art center. The question for a group looking at implementation of a Wainscott hamlet study: How might the old mine itself be redeveloped to enhance redevelopment of the larger area?

May 25, 2022
No Friday South Fork Commuter Train

The Long Island Rail Road has rejected the request of local lawmakers and commuters to provide one eastbound Friday-morning train on the South Fork Commuter Connection during the summer.

May 25, 2022
Strong Support for Water Quality Projects

Four water quality grant awards totaling $462,193, all recommended by the East Hampton Town’s Water Quality Technical Advisory Committee, drew strong support at a town board hearing last Thursday.

May 25, 2022
Mayor's Petition Challenge Could Knock Graham Off Village Ballot

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen has filed an objection to Arthur (Tiger) Graham's nominating petition for village trustee for the June 21 election. If it succeeds, the sole dissenting candidate would be off the ballot.

May 23, 2022
Kara Hahn Suspends Congressional Campaign

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn has announced the suspension of her campaign for the Democratic Party nomination to represent New York’s First Congressional District, and has endorsed the candidacy of Bridget Fleming, her colleague in the Legislature.

May 23, 2022