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Recommendations Emerge for Springs-Fireplace Corridor

Consultants to the East Hampton Town Board issued a draft report on a Springs-Fireplace Road Corridor study, an ongoing initiative to evaluate traffic, land use, and environmental issues and offer recommendations to improve the functionality and character of the area surrounding the county road while reducing potential environmental threats. 

Mar 21, 2024
Avlon Says the District Is Winnable

Three weeks after announcing his candidacy to represent New York’s First Congressional District, the author, columnist, and former CNN anchor John Avlon formally launched his campaign at the World War II memorial in Sag Harbor’s Marine Park on Saturday, promising supporters that the race to unseat Representative Nick LaLota is winnable. 

Mar 21, 2024
Humps, Bumps, and Speed Signs in East Hampton Village

“We’re going to be putting speed bumps everywhere,” Sarah Amaden, an East Hampton Village trustee, said at Friday’s village board meeting, as the board considered three new speed humps on La Forest Lane. “We’re going to open a can of worms.” 

Mar 21, 2024
Emily’s List Nod for Goroff

Emily’s List, which works to elect Democratic pro-choice women, has endorsed the candidacy of Nancy Goroff in New York’s First Congressional District. 

Mar 21, 2024
Thiele Endorses Schiavoni for State Assembly

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who recently announced he will not be seeking re-election for the New York State Assembly seat he has held for more than 28 years, has endorsed Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town councilman from North Haven, to fill that seat.

Mar 18, 2024
Thiele Endorses John Avlon

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has endorsed the candidacy of John Avlon in New York’s First Congressional District, adding to Mr. Avlon’s tally of endorsements since entering the race to challenge Representative Nick LaLota three weeks ago.

Mar 14, 2024
Town Presents 2024 Draft Capital Plan

East Hampton Town’s 2024 draft capital plan — a wish list of 85 construction, upgrade, or acquisition initiatives with an estimated total cost of just over $15 million, much of it allocated to the Highway, Police, and Parks and Building Maintenance Departments — was presented to the town board on Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2024
Despite Concessions, Pool Remains in Huntting Inn Plans

After months of adjournments, representatives of the Huntting Inn returned to the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals last week, continuing its quest to add a pool and hot tub behind its timber-frame guest house.

Mar 14, 2024
Goroff and Avlon See an Opening

Nancy Goroff and John Avlon, candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge Representative Nick LaLota in New York’s First Congressional District, signaled unity in their belief that Mr. LaLota can be defeated in the Nov. 5 election during a candidates forum hosted by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee.

Mar 14, 2024
Sag Harbor Takes Stock of Its Moorings

The village board has the authority to set the number of moorings in the waterways it manages but has never done so. Now, it aims to change that. “We want to limit unchecked expansion,” said Chris Duryea, a village harbormaster.

Mar 14, 2024
Governor Celebrates Completion of South Fork Wind Farm

“Today, at long last, we flip the switch and turn on the future,” New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at Stony Brook Southampton College on Thursday morning, as federal, state, county, and local officials celebrated completion of the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. 

Mar 14, 2024
Pro Housing Pledge Adopted

As it had signaled earlier last week, the East Hampton Town Board formally adopted the Pro Housing Communities pledge, a New York State program established last year and designed to reward local governments that are working to address the state’s housing crisis, at its meeting last Thursday.

Mar 14, 2024