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A Call for New Climate-Oriented Building Restrictions

While the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year provides a roadmap to a New York free of greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury, the window of opportunity to avert “dramatic and irreversible effects of climate change” is closing fast, the East Hampton Town Board was told on Tuesday. 

Dec 11, 2020
Raccoons Run Rampant, Repairs Required at Main Beach Pavilion

After beach season is over, raccoons, as well as feral cats from a nearby colony, access the beach pavilion. Mayor Jerry Larsen said he visited the building recently, and before entering, “You have to make a lot of noise to make sure the raccoons aren’t in the same room as you.” 

Dec 11, 2020
Big Turnout to Debate Wainscott Village Proposal

Self-determination at nominal cost, or a transparent attempt to thwart an offshore wind farm’s planned cable landing? Both viewpoints were put forth at a Dec. 5 meeting of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee, where advocates for the hamlet’s incorporation, and their consultants, made a case for the Village of Wainscott. 

Dec 11, 2020
East Hampton Village Moves Quickly on Paid Parking

The East Hampton Village Board provided more details last Thursday about a proposal to charge for additional hours of parking in the commercial district, and approved the hiring of ParkMobile, a company that will provide the app-based system to collect the payments. 

Dec 11, 2020
Suffolk Election Results Finally Official

Representative Lee Zeldin will serve a fourth term, his re-election in New York's First Congressional District having been certified by the Suffolk County Board of Elections last Thursday.

Dec 10, 2020
C.P.F. Revenues Set Record

An ongoing surge in home sales has produced a record-setting $102.61 million in revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund in the first 10 months of the year, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Friday.

Dec 10, 2020
Looking for Energy Answers

Long Island is typically second only to Hawaii in the cost of electricity, but only 5 percent of that electricity is derived from renewable sources, Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming, who chairs the county's community choice aggregation task force, told the Legislature's Public Works, Transportation, and Energy Committee on Monday.

Dec 10, 2020
Hearing on Oyster Farm Revisions

The Suffolk County Legislature will hold a public hearing on revisions to the county's Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The hearing follows the Dec. 1 introduction of a proposed resolution amending the county code pertaining to the program, under which parcels in Peconic and Gardiner's Bays have been leased for private commercial shellfish farming since 2010.

Dec 10, 2020
Marram Montauk Denied Liquor License

The New York State Liquor Authority voted unanimously on Tuesday to deny a liquor license application from the Marram Montauk resort, a victory for the Town of East Hampton and neighbors of the former Atlantic Terrace motel, located in a residential area of the easternmost hamlet.

Dec 10, 2020
Tax Breaks for Amazon Facility

The developer of a proposed Amazon distribution facility at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, a depot that will enable the online retail giant to more quickly deliver packages to East End residents, won $2.3 million in tax breaks from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency last month.

Dec 10, 2020
Airport Is Under Scrutiny

The East Hampton Town Board has hired Harris Miller Miller and Hanson, an environmental and transportation consultant, to review operations at East Hampton Airport and aircraft noise complaints from July 27 through Sept. 30 of this year.

Dec 10, 2020
Goroff, Ahearn Concede After Absentee Ballot Count Wraps Up

Nancy Goroff, a Democrat who challenged Representative Lee Zeldin in New York's First Congressional District race this year, and Laura Ahearn, who ran for the State Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Kenneth P. LaValle, formally conceded their races this week after the absentee ballot counts were complete.

Dec 4, 2020