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For Safe and Accessible Public Transportation

New York State has $110 million available to fund community-based mobility and environmental initiatives. The money will support projects focusing on safety and accessibility in public transportation as part of the Transportation Alternatives Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. 

Jul 8, 2021
South Fork Wind Farm to Get a Virtual Public Hearing

The New York State Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public statement hearing on Wednesday at 1 p.m. regarding a petition filed by the developers of the South Fork Wind farm. The deadline for registering for public comment is Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Jul 5, 2021
Back to In-Person Meetings, With Concerns

The East Hampton Town in-person meetings will resume at Town Hall today, with a 2 p.m. town board meeting, but some officials, citing the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus and compromised immune systems, are not ready to return to the format.

Jul 1, 2021
Airport Comment Session Is Tuesday

The public will have a chance to comment on the "revisioning" of East Hampton Airport, in person or remotely, at a town board work session on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on LTV and via its website.

Jul 1, 2021
A New Climate Clearinghouse

The site, at climatechangeresources.org, is to serve as a one-stop portal for anyone seeking information and wanting to take action on climate change. It was founded by Lena Tabori, an East Hampton resident and a member of the town's energy sustainability advisory committee, and Mike Shatzkin, a media consultant.

Jul 1, 2021
Primary Results Hold After Absentee Count

The Suffolk Board of Elections certified the results of East Hampton Town's June 22 Democratic primary on Tuesday, with little change to the outcome.

After absentee ballots had been counted on Tuesday, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, who is seeking a third term, had held off a challenge by Councilman Jeff Bragman, winning the primary by 1,102 to 864 votes, or 56 percent to 44 percent.

Jul 1, 2021
New Record for the C.P.F.

An ongoing boom in the real estate market produced nearly $94 million in revenue for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund in the first five months of 2021, the highest five-month total in the program's history, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week.

Jul 1, 2021
Baymen Take to 'Truck Beach' to Protest Court Ruling

In an organized act of civil disobedience, East Hampton baymen and their supporters drove a caravan of 39 trucks onto what is popularly known as Truck Beach on Napeague on Sunday morning to assert what they believe is their right to use, and drive on, the ocean beach there. 

Jun 27, 2021
Town to Acquire Amagansett Farmland

East Hampton Town will buy 32.6 acres of farmland in Amagansett from the Bistrian family using $28 million from the community preservation fund, the town announced on Tuesday. The acquisition, following years of discussion and negotiation, is the town's largest of farmland to date.

Jun 25, 2021
Sand Infusion at Storm-Ravaged Montauk Beaches

The East Hampton Town Board approved the immediate addition of sand to the ocean beaches at Ditch Plain in Montauk as well as to the hamlet's downtown beach following a Memorial Day weekend northeaster that rendered the former beach unsafe and partially exposed geotextile bags installed to stabilize the downtown beach several years ago.

Jun 24, 2021
East Hampton Town's Planning Director Retires

Thirty-three years after joining East Hampton Town's Planning Department, JoAnne Pahwul, the department's director for the last two years, retired on Friday. 

Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc recognized Ms. Pahwul at the town board's meeting last Thursday. She "served our community extremely well over all of those many years," he said, noting her rise to senior planner, assistant director, and director. "Thank you for helping keep East Hampton the beautiful place it is today." 

Jun 24, 2021
Now Available: Free Beach Wi-Fi, but With a Catch

Free Wi-Fi is up and running at East Hampton Village's Main Beach and is coming soon to its other beaches and commercial district but with a requirement that did not sit well with two village trustees.

Jun 24, 2021