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Town Aims to Opt Out of May Turkey Hunt

The East Hampton Town Board is set to opt out of a new opportunity for hunters in Suffolk County to shoot turkeys in the month of May — if there’s time.

Feb 16, 2023
Wainscott Commercial Center Plan Has Few Fans

At a Feb. 8 public hearing on the draft environmental impact statement and subdivision plan for the proposed Wainscott Commercial Center, 47 people spoke in person and by phone, almost all of them strongly condemning the project at the former sand mine.

Feb 16, 2023
Town Hires New Cybersecurity Firm

Following a destructive “Black Cat” ransomware attack on Suffolk County computer systems beginning in September, the Town of East Hampton set out to fast-track its own cybersecurity in December, and on Tuesday approved a $360,000 expenditure to VirtuIT Systems of Nanuet, N.Y.

Feb 16, 2023
Sand Land's Mining Permit Is Annulled

New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, last Thursday struck down a permit that the State Department of Environmental Conservation had awarded in March 2019 to the Sand Land mine, a business in Noyac that predates the Southampton Town law prohibiting mining.

Feb 16, 2023
Gansett Group Wants Pause on 555 Plan

A week after the East Hampton Town Board unveiled a proposed management plan for the 18-acre Amagansett Plains parcel at 555 Montauk Highway, the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee asked for a 90-day pause before any public hearings or votes are scheduled on the plan.

Feb 16, 2023
Town Parties Name Their Top 2023 Candidates

Having received the unanimous support of the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will lead the Democrats’ 2023 ticket as its pick for town supervisor. The East Hampton Town Republican Committee has selected Gretta Leon, a newcomer to town politics, to run against Ms. Burke-Gonzalez.

Feb 16, 2023
East Hampton Democrats Announce 2023 Slate

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will lead the East Hampton Town Democrats' 2023 ticket as their pick for town supervisor, with David Lys, an incumbent councilman, and Tom Flight of Montauk joining her at the top of the ticket.

Feb 12, 2023
More $$ for Airport Lawyers

Amid a flurry of resolutions on Tuesday that saw the East Hampton Town Board approve the services of myriad lawyers and law firms, there was one that will increase last year’s cap for legal services paid to Cooley L.L.P., one of its outside airport legal advisers, by about half a million dollars.

Feb 9, 2023
Long Island Bikeway May Roll Through South Fork

The Trust for Public Land, working with Suffolk County, is moving forward on an ambitious and long-desired plan for a Long Island Greenway that could eventually bless bicyclists with 175 miles of Island-spanning trails, from Manhattan to Montauk.

Feb 9, 2023
Exploring New Incentives to Create Affordable Units

The East Hampton Town Board is looking to adopt new language in the town code to guide the scope and construction of accessory dwelling units, as part of its push to encourage creation of more affordable housing.

Feb 9, 2023
New Question for Wainscott Commercial on Eve of Planning Board Hearing

A day before the public descended on LTV Studios for a long-awaited hearing on the Wainscott Commercial Center subdivision, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals had a hearing of its own Tuesday to consider whether the proposal would need a special permit as a planned industrial park.

Feb 9, 2023
Management Plans Eyed for Amagansett and Montauk Preserves

Stargazing, bocce ball, and a continued landing site for medevac helicopters? Those are just three proposals for the 18.8-acre Amagansett Plains Preserve under a management plan being considered by the East Hampton Town Board.

Feb 9, 2023