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Enviro Groups Salute East Hampton Town

The Town of East Hampton is among the municipalities the Sierra Club and Citizens Campaign for the Environment have recognized for sustainability efforts, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said on Tuesday. 

Feb 6, 2020
Parasite May Be Factor in Scallop Die-Off

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s commissioner announced on Friday the detection of a coccidian parasite in a sample of bay scallops collected from the Peconic Bays, which is believed to have contributed to the massive die-off discovered in the fall of 2019.

Jan 31, 2020
Village Campaign War Chests Largest Ever

The cash flowed for Jerry Larsen in 2019. The Newtown Party, which Mr. Larsen set up as the fund-raising arm of his bid for East Hampton Village mayor, took in just over $43,000 last year, according to his filings with the New York State Board of Elections.

Jan 30, 2020
Air Quality Issue Delays Town Condo Move-In

Occupancy of a 12-unit condominium development on Accabonac Road in East Hampton, the first of its kind in the town’s affordable housing program, has been delayed due to the detection of elevated levels of several solvents in the units’ basements. The compounds in question exceed the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s regional screening levels, which a letter to buyers from the town’s Office of Housing and Community Development last Thursday noted are recommendations, rather than regulatory.

Jan 30, 2020
Truck Beach Battle Back in Court

A challenge to a 2016 State Supreme Court decision involving the ownership of a stretch of Napeague oceanfront known as Truck Beach will be heard on Feb. 7 in the Appellate Division’s Second Judicial Department in Brooklyn.

Jan 30, 2020
Thiele Hopes to Earmark Money to Fix Potholed Route 114

In an effort to have the State Department of Transportation prioritize the repair of Route 114, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. said last week that he would designate money for it in the upcoming state budget.

Jan 30, 2020
Orsted to Monitor Endangered Right Whales

A cooperative listening project will help the development of processes and procedures to protect right whales during the survey, construction, and operation phases of several wind farms,

Jan 30, 2020
Trustees Debate Oysters, in Pond and Bay

Oysters were on the agenda when the East Hampton Town Trustees met Monday, a meeting that saw a new member of the board who is an oyster farmer speaking both as a trustee and as a resident of the community.

Jan 30, 2020
Thiele Endorses Fleming for Congress

Fred W. Thiele Jr. is the first state legislator to make an endorsement in the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination to unseat Lee Zeldin, the three-term Republican.

Jan 30, 2020
Orsted Renews Look at Wainscott Cable Route

The companies planning the South Fork Wind Farm have asked permission to survey a proposed cable route from Wainscott to a Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton.

Jan 30, 2020
A Plan for a Senior Center Without a Site

A long-hoped-for new senior center that would replace the aging facility on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton was the topic of a somewhat acrimonious town board back and forth last Thursday. Board members, often sounding irritated, finally voted to form a building committee on the project.     

Jan 23, 2020
Proposed Music Permit Changes Are 'Very Close'

Montauk business owners and local musicians told the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday that proposed code changes covering music entertainment permits are far less objectionable than those debated at a contentious public hearing 10 months ago, but that some unreasonable provisions still remain.     

Jan 23, 2020