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More Parking in Amagansett by Memorial Day?

Amagansett’s town-owned parking lot north of Main Street in the hamlet’s commercial core could be expanded and reconfigured in time for Memorial Day weekend, the East Hampton Town Board was told on Tuesday, though one board member suggested that such a timeline might be unrealistic.     

Jan 23, 2020
Fleming Makes Her Case for Congress

Elements of a stump speech were peppered throughout Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming’s remarks to a gathering of Democratic voters in Springs on Friday.     

Jan 23, 2020
New Leader for Sustainability Committee

Lena Tabori was named the new chairwoman of East Hampton Town’s Energy Sustainability and Resiliency Committee on Jan. 15, four weeks after Linda James resigned from the position.

Jan 23, 2020
Fourth Entry for State Senate

Valerie Cartright, a Democrat and Brookhaven Town councilwoman, is the fourth candidate to enter the race for the New York State Senate seat now held by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.     

Jan 23, 2020
Zeldin Named to Impeachment Defense Team

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District, which covers the South Fork, was appointed to President Trump’s impeachment defense team on Monday.     

Jan 23, 2020
Fleming Earns Endorsements

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Shelter Island Town Supervisor Gerard Siller have endorsed Bridget Fleming's campaign.

Jan 23, 2020
Consider Cell Tower and Car Wash

The East Hampton Town Planning Board agreed to fast-track a proposal from AT&T to build a 185-foot-tall cell tower on land adjacent to an East Hampton Fire Department substation under construction in Northwest Woods, and inched closer to scheduling a public hearing of an application to build a car wash next to the East Hampton Town Recycling Center on Springs-Fireplace Road, at a meeting on Jan. 8. 

Jan 16, 2020
Senator LaValle to Retire

State Senator Kenneth LaValle, who will be 81 in May, will retire this year after serving the First District since 1976, he announced on Friday at a waterfront gathering in his hometown of Port Jefferson.   

Jan 16, 2020
Trustees Begin a New Year

With two of their three new members present, the East Hampton Town Trustees met for the first time in 2020 on Monday, and voted unanimously to reappoint several officers and staff.     

Jan 16, 2020
Hike Water Quality Grants?

The East Hampton Town Board will soon issue a request for applications for water quality improvement awards, based on a recommendation from its water quality technical advisory committee.     

Jan 16, 2020
Zeldin Joins Call to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District was among 168 members of the House of Representatives, all but two of them Republicans, who asked the Supreme Court last Thursday to consider overturning landmark rulings establishing a woman’s right to an abortion.

Jan 9, 2020
No Auction for Plum Island

On Dec. 20 President Trump signed a bill into law temporarily halting the sale of Plum Island via auction for at least one more year. The legislation received bipartisan support from both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Jan 9, 2020