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Ideas Abound at School’s Housing Forum

East Hampton School District officials wanted their affordable housing forum on Tuesday to be a brainstorming session focused on solutions and proposals, and from innovative financing and land use ideas to promises of partnership from elected officials to participation by community members, that’s just what they got.

Dec 2, 2021
Green Heating and Cooling Webinar

Energize East Hampton, a town campaign to boost environmentally friendly technology initiatives in houses and businesses, will hold a virtual talk on “green heating and cooling” methods on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Dec 2, 2021
Village Okays Bigger Cellars, Opts Out of Pot Sales

The East Hampton Village Board voted unanimously on Nov. 19 to relax rules limiting the size of cellars in houses, and at the same meeting voted against allowing cannabis dispensaries and consumption establishments within the village.

Dec 2, 2021
In East Hampton Village, Tesla Superchargers at the Ready

The evolution of the village property at 8 Osborne Lane in East Hampton, wedged between the railroad tracks, the middle school, and another village property on the corner of Newtown Lane, entered a new phase recently as Tesla Motors Corporation completed the physical installation of 12 supercharging stations.

Dec 2, 2021
Town Trustees Push Pause on Some Docks

The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to enact a one-year moratorium on construction of docks, catwalks, floating docks, floating structures, and floating platforms in trustee waters.

Nov 24, 2021
East Hampton Town Board Split Over $6.8 Million Land Buy

In a split vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board authorized a $6.845 million purchase of three parcels, comprising 1.92 acres on Green Hollow Road in East Hampton, using $4.2 million from the community preservation fund and a $2.645 million donation from several neighbors whose identities were not disclosed.

Nov 24, 2021
On Cannabis and the East Hampton Town Budget

The East Hampton Town Board is expected to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses.

Nov 24, 2021
To Swap Boats for Oysters

The owner of Sunset Cove Marina, on Folkstone Creek off Three Mile Harbor in Springs, plans to convert a portion of the marina to a commercial oyster growing operation.

Nov 24, 2021
Town Fights Bid to Move Truck Beach Protesters’ Cases

Attorneys for East Hampton Town are opposing a motion by plaintiffs in the long-running Truck Beach conflict to move the Oct. 17 trespassing violations of 14 protesters from the town justice court to Suffolk County Supreme Court, which would consolidate those violations with the plaintiffs’ pending motion asking that the court hold the town in contempt for not actively prohibiting the public from accessing the beach.

Nov 24, 2021
Federal Wind Farm Review Concludes With Favorable Decision

The South Fork Wind farm, which would be New York State’s first offshore wind farm, took another major step forward on Wednesday when the federal Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued a favorable Record of Decision, a move that concludes the project’s federal environmental review. 

Nov 24, 2021
Another Yes for South Fork Wind Farm

The South Fork Wind farm took another step toward fruition on Monday when the New York State Public Service Commission approved its developers’ environmental management and construction plan.

Nov 24, 2021
New Pump-Out Tanks Needed

The tanks holding effluent from the pump-out boats operated by the East Hampton Town Trustees in Three Mile Harbor and Lake Montauk are undersized and in need of replacement, representatives of the town’s water quality technical advisory committee told the town board.

Nov 18, 2021