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Before Reopening, Businesses Must File Safety Affirmation

East Hampton Town has alerted business owners intending to reopen that they must file with New York State an affirmation that they will follow mandated safety protocols and prepare and post a safety plan.

Jun 1, 2020
State Loses a Round in Fight Against Shinnecock Billboards

A State Supreme Court justice last month rejected New York State's request for a preliminary injunction to have the signs removed.

Jun 1, 2020
Guide to the 2020-21 School Budget Votes and Board Elections

Voting for school budgets and board members will be by absentee ballot this year, and ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Here's what you need to know.

Jun 1, 2020
Southampton Beaches Closed to Nonresidents

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman extended emergency orders closing the town's beaches to out-of-towners and restricting parking in beach lots and nearby roads through June 5.

May 29, 2020
Debate Season Will Move Online

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork will hold an online debate among candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for New York’s First Congressional District on Monday via YouTube. Another debate, among Democratic candidates for the State Senate’s First District, will happen on June 8.

May 28, 2020
On South Fork, Weather Helped Keep Weekend Worries in Check

With an assist from Mother Nature in the form of a gray, damp Saturday and windy Sunday and Monday, the “slow, soft reopening” to the summer season envisioned by East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc last week largely unfolded according to plan over the Memorial Day weekend.

May 28, 2020
Long Island Creeps Out of Economic Lockdown

Two months of a nearly complete economic standstill came to an end Wednesday, when Long Island reached regional criteria necessary to reinstate some industries as evidence shows that the spread of Covid-19 here is increasingly under control.

May 28, 2020
LIPA Authorizes Widespread Community Choice Power

In a significant development for the proliferation of renewable energy, LIPA’s board voted unanimously to adopt state rules and regulations authorizing a framework for community choice aggregation Islandwide.

May 22, 2020
Elms Party Takes Over East Hampton Village Board

East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler appointed Ray Harden, a co-owner of the Ben Krupinski building company, as a village board member on Friday over the objections of two board members.

May 21, 2020
N.Y. Presidential Primary Still in Doubt

Earlier this month a federal judge reinstated the Democratic primary, rescheduling it to June 23, the date on which New York voters, both Republicans and Democrats, will choose their parties’ candidates for Congress and State Senate and Assembly.

May 14, 2020
Trustees Hear About a Remedy for Erosion

The East Hampton Town Trustees, meeting by videoconference on Monday, heard a proposal to remediate erosion at Mulford Lane, where the beach on Gardiner’s Bay has been eroding by several feet per year for decades.

May 14, 2020
East Hampton Town’s First Responders Want a Say

“We in E.M.S. are completely in the dark on what the plan is for the coming months and what to expect,” the Montauk Ambulance Company wrote in a letter to the town board. “We need clarity and, more importantly, to have our thoughts heard.”

May 14, 2020