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LIPA-PSEG Contract Draws Criticism

A Nov. 9 announcement that the Long Island Power Authority and the New York State Department of Public Service had agreed on a new management contract with PSEG Long Island came with reassuring words from LIPA officials but also continued criticism from government officials and activists.

Nov 18, 2021
A New Way to Address Minor Code Violations

East Hampton Town is set to proceed with the creation of an administrative adjudication bureau to expedite processing minor code violations, allowing people to pay fines for them by mail or online, rather than having to appear in town justice court.

Nov 18, 2021
Mixed Reviews on Sag Harbor's Paid Parking

Following the introduction of paid parking this summer at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, the Sag Harbor Village Board presented an elaborate report on the somewhat controversial initiative at Tuesday's board meeting.

Nov 11, 2021
Muchmore Parcel Too Much?

A proposal to use nearly $2.6 million of community preservation fund money to purchase a .2-acre parcel on Muchmore Lane, a small lot adjacent to Herrick Park in East Hampton Village, drew questions and skepticism from two residents during a public hearing last Thursday.

Nov 11, 2021
Making Sense of Airport Dollars

Current operations at East Hampton Airport and spending by passengers to and from it generate between $19 million and $25 million in economic output and account for 170 to 260 full-time equivalent jobs for the town, but passenger spending represents just 2 to 3 percent of taxable sales in the town, consultants told the East Hampton Town Board.

Nov 11, 2021
Eyeing a Three Mile Harbor Dock Moratorium

Two weeks after a tense debate and vote to allow an 80-foot dock in Three Mile Harbor, the East Hampton Town Trustees moved toward enacting a moratorium on the construction of docks and floating structures in all waters under their jurisdiction while they develop a policy on them.

Nov 11, 2021
Truck Beach Trespassing Cases May Head Out of Town

Attorneys for oceanfront property owners along what is popularly known as Truck Beach on Napeague have convinced a New York State Supreme Court judge to move the trespassing violations of 14 East Hampton Town residents from the town justice court to the Suffolk County Supreme Court.

Nov 11, 2021
Preliminary Budget Includes Raises for Town Employees

East Hampton Town’s preliminary 2022 budget is $85.49 million, a slight increase over the tentative budget unveiled last month that reflects Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc’s proposal to regrade 115 town employees, with commensurate wage increases averaging 5 percent.

Nov 11, 2021
Covid Numbers Declining at Town Test Sites But Not Across Island

The rate of Covid-19 infection has slowly declined at testing sites in East Hampton Town in recent weeks, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said on Tuesday.

The positive infection rate among those tested between Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 was 5.88 percent, Mr. Van Scoyoc said. The rate between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 was 4.94 percent, and between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7 it was 3.85 percent.

Nov 10, 2021
Dems Strong in Low Turnout

Democrats in East Hampton Town bucked the wider trend on Long Island and beyond on Election Day, maintaining a lock on elected offices by winning large majorities in an election marked by light turnout.

Nov 10, 2021
Turning Wainscott Hamlet Plan Into Action

Consultants to East Hampton Town have proposed a two-phase plan for implementation of the recommendations contained in the Wainscott hamlet study that was approved and adopted in East Hampton Town’s comprehensive plan in May 2020.

Nov 10, 2021
Dems Strong in Low Turnout

Democrats in East Hampton Town bucked the wider trend on Long Island and beyond on Election Day, maintaining a lock on elected offices by winning large majorities in an election marked by light turnout.

Nov 10, 2021