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Town Board Members Denounce Rioters

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and two of his colleagues on the town board have condemned the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.

Jan 14, 2021
Wind Farm Debate: Wait or Make Haste? 

During meetings this week, the East Hampton Town Board and the town trustees both aired the easement agreements they have separately negotiated, but not yet finalized, with the wind farm's developers. 

Jan 14, 2021
East Hampton Town Targets Seaplane Operations

The East Hampton Town Board appears likely to amend the town code to prohibit seaplanes, with a few narrow exceptions, from taking off or landing in town waters.  

Jan 14, 2021
Rep. Zeldin’s Backtrack on Fraud Claims Fails to Silence His Critics

Representative Lee Zeldin, who for the last four years has demonstrated near-absolute fealty to President Trump, abruptly shifted his tone with a late-night statement on Thursday in which he acknowledged that President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be inaugurated on Jan. 20. 

Jan 10, 2021
Wainscott Incorporation Activists Demand a Vote

An effort by some residents of Wainscott to create an incorporated village in a 4.4-acre expanse of that hamlet moved forward on Dec. 30 with the submission to East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc of a petition with over 200 signatures.

Jan 7, 2021
East Hampton Town Trustees Consider Staggered Elections

Both in and outside of local government, there is a belief that the simultaneous campaigns of as many as 18 candidates is a confusing and clumsy exercise.

Jan 7, 2021
Wind Farm Hearing Is Monday

The East Hampton Town Trustees will devote their meeting on Monday to hearing public comment on draft agreements with developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm, to be constructed approximately 35 miles off Montauk Point. The meeting, which will be held virtually and broadcast live on LTV, will start at 6 p.m.

Jan 7, 2021
State of the Town: Expecting an Eventful 2021

The East Hampton Town Board delivered broad outlines of its goals for 2021 at its organizational meeting on Tuesday. The year that may see an end to the coronavirus pandemic that has now upended life in the town for almost one year.

Jan 7, 2021
Carbon-Neutral Push Is On

East Hampton Town's energy sustainability committee concluded its work for 2020 with a recommendation to the town board that it adopt the NYStretch Energy Code, a statewide model for jurisdictions to use to accelerate the drive to carbon-neutral building.

Jan 7, 2021
Leveling the Energy Playing Field

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on Dec. 23 giving the New York State Public Service Commission the authority to require the Long Island Power Authority and its service providers to implement recommendations made in any audit where fraud, abuse, or mismanagement is found.

Jan 7, 2021
Zeldin in House of Representatives as Mob Entered Capitol

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional district voted late on Wednesday against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Jan 6, 2021
Zeldin in House of Representatives as Mob Entered Capitol

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional district voted late on Wednesday against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Jan 6, 2021