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Bad News for Water Bodies in Annual Report

Summer water temperatures are rising in East Hampton, stressing organisms including bivalves and seagrasses. Meanwhile, the water quality in Wainscott Pond is rapidly worsening, with 2020 measurements of a toxin "unlike anything we'd ever seen," the town trustees were told on Monday.

Apr 15, 2021
State Expands Capacity for School Graduations

This year, high school seniors can expect graduation ceremonies that inch closer to the traditional norms of past years, thanks to new guidelines announced by New York's governor on Monday which expand capacity over 2020's limitations.

Apr 13, 2021
Wainscott Village Petitioners Will Try Again

Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott, whose petition to force a vote to incorporate a 4.4-square-mile expanse of the hamlet was rejected by East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc last month, will prepare a new petition to present later this year. 

Apr 12, 2021
Town Will Move Cautiously on Legal Marijuana

Two members of the East Hampton Town Board expressed wholehearted support for the "decriminalization" of marijuana on Tuesday, one week after the New York State Legislature voted to legalize it for adult recreational use, but said that the board should move slowly in deciding whether to opt out of allowing its retail sale in the town.

Apr 8, 2021
Toward Utility Integration

Representatives from the New York Power Authority pitched the East Hampton Town Board on the New York Energy Manager utility bill integration platform on Tuesday. The subscription service, which allows users to access and view usage and billing data for all utility accounts in one place, is of interest to town officials in part as a tool for identifying and implementing energy saving measures.

Apr 8, 2021
Village Revisits Paid Parking, Smoking and Drinking on Beaches

East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen introduced a new scaled-back proposal to charge for parking in the Reutershan and Schenck parking lots at a village board meeting last Thursday, and the board discussed plans to provide free Wi-Fi in the commercial district, to allow Tesla, the electric car company, to install charging stations in the small municipal parking lot on Osborne Lane, and to lift bans on drinking alcohol and smoking on village beaches.

Apr 8, 2021
Zeldin Formally Announces Campaign for Governor

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York's First Congressional District on Thursday announced he will seek the Republican nomination in the next gubernatorial election, which is in 2022.

Apr 8, 2021
Zeldin Formally Announces Campaign for Governor

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York's First Congressional District on Thursday announced he will seek the Republican nomination in the next gubernatorial election, which is in 2022.

Apr 8, 2021
A Push for Water Quality Projects

East Hampton Town's water quality technical advisory committee has issued recommendations to the town board to fund four projects using money from the portion of the community preservation fund allocated to water quality improvements.

Apr 8, 2021
Montauk Lighthouse Work Begins

Existing armor stones weighing 5 to 10 tons will be removed from about 1,000 linear feet of the sea wall in front of the Lighthouse, to be reused elsewhere. In their place, contractors will install 10-to-15-ton stones.

Apr 8, 2021
Wainscott Critic vs. Councilwoman

An at-times furious argument ran throughout the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee's meeting Saturday as a resident of the hamlet repeatedly accused the East Hampton Town Board of misleading the State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk County Health Department as to firefighting foam stored at East Hampton Airport.

Apr 8, 2021
In East Hampton Village, Outdoor Dining May Be Here to Stay

A proposal that would allow outdoor dining to become a post-pandemic fixture in East Hampton Village's commercial district and at its historic inns was introduced at a village board meeting on Thursday and will be the subject of a public hearing on Friday, April 16. 

Apr 7, 2021