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Absent Federal Assistance, Suffolk Will Cut South Fork Bus Routes

Without federal assistance, the county will be forced to make significant reductions in transit services in the 2021 budget, and could eliminate 19 bus routes, including the 10C, which loops between East Hampton and Montauk, and the 10B, which loops between East Hampton, Springs, and Bridgehampton.

Sep 28, 2020
Cuomo Calls for Investigation Into Trump's Virus Response

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered some of his sharpest criticism of President Trump and his administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, repeatedly calling the federal government’s response incompetent and accusing the president of politicizing and lying about the crisis. 

Sep 25, 2020
As Wind Farm Proceeds, So Does Pushback

The developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm filed a joint proposal with the New York State Public Service Commission last Thursday in support of an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need under Article VII of the Public Service Law. 

Sep 24, 2020
New Village Board Gets Down to Business

Following the Sept. 15 elections for mayor and two seats on the East Hampton Village Board, Mayor Jerry Larsen and his NewTown Party running mates Chris Minardi and Sandra Melendez, the newly-elected trustees, were sworn in at the village board meeting on Friday.

Sep 24, 2020
Borsack Looks at Life After East Hampton Village Hall

After having wrapped up 20 years of service on the East Hampton Village Board, and following an unsuccessful run for mayor in last week's election, Barbara Borsack, who was the first woman to be elected to the board, said she is now deciding how best to apportion a sudden surplus of free time.

Sep 24, 2020
Town Considers Boost for Struggling Restaurants

Temperatures are cooling and concern over the coronavirus persists as fall begins, but restaurants in the Town of East Hampton may have an opportunity to extend an unprecedented tourist season by continuing to offer as much as 100 percent of their seating capacity outside.

Sep 24, 2020
East Hampton's New Mayor Hits the Ground Running

In his first week in office, Jerry Larsen, who ran on a platform to bring change to the village and won in a landslide in the Sept. 15 election, discussed his new proposals for parking, the renovation of Herrick Park, sidewalk repair, police reform, and more.

Sep 24, 2020
Hearing on Water Quality Grants

The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing next Thursday at 2 p.m. on a recommendation from its water quality technical advisory committee that it award more than $500,000, or possibly more than $750,000, to four, or possibly five, projects using money from the portion of the community preservation fund allocated to water quality improvements.

Sep 23, 2020
Plastic Bag Ban Will Be Enforced

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the plastic bag ban will be enforced as of Oct. 19.

Sep 23, 2020
Car Free Day Is Friday

At its meeting last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board passed a resolution declaring that the Car Free Day Long Island designation applies in the town, that the town supports residents and visitors who "conduct their daily activities car free or car lite for the day thereby lessening congestion on our roads and improving the quality of the air," and asking town employees to be mindful of vehicle use.

Sep 23, 2020
Southampton Charges Chainsmokers Producer

Records obtained this week by this newspaper show that Southampton Town has levied three formal charges against one of the event companies that produced a July 25 concert in Water Mill by the Chainsmokers, the chart-topping duo of D.J.s known for catchy electronica anthems and collaborations with other popular artists.

Sep 23, 2020
Emergency Annex Advances Amid Discord

Over the furious objection of one member and after prolonged argument, the East Hampton Town Board agreed on Tuesday that a detailed environmental review is not needed for zoning change to allow a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital emergency room annex to be built on Pantigo Place.

Sep 17, 2020