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Planning Board Rejects AT&T Cell Proposal at St. Peter's Chapel

AT&T will not be permitted to build a freestanding, 50-foot-high bell tower to house cellphone antennas at St. Peter's Chapel in Springs, the East Hampton Town Planning Board made clear at a meeting on July 8. 

Jul 17, 2020
East Hampton Moves to Ban Seaplanes in Town Waterways

The proposal would essentially prohibit seaplane operations anywhere but at the airports and on Gardiner's Island, with a penalty for a first offense a fine of between $1,500 and $5,000. Subsequent violations within 18 months would be subject to a fine of $5,000 to $10,000. 

Jul 16, 2020
Air Traffic, Noise Complaints Were Up, Up, Up in East Hampton

The most recently available operations and complaint data associated with East Hampton Airport, as presented by a consultant to the East Hampton Town Board, show "not only an ongoing problem, but a growing problem," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said on Tuesday. 

Jul 16, 2020
Reopening of Low-Risk Recreation Begins

A free swimming program at Maidstone Park in Springs has been modified, offering only intermediate and advanced instruction because of the degree of hands-on instruction required for beginners.

Jul 12, 2020
Goroff to Face Zeldin After 'Razor-Close Race'

Nancy Goroff, a political newcomer who declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District one year ago, is the official winner of the June 23 primary election.

Jul 9, 2020
Town Considers Legal Options on Condo Air Quality

In the continuing saga of the “manor house” condominium development on Accabonac Road in East Hampton, which remains vacant because of lingering elevated levels of volatile organic compounds in the units’ basements, the East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to retain a law firm that focuses on environmental matters.

Jul 9, 2020
Another Union for Lee Zeldin

International Union of Operating Engineers Local becomes the eighth union endorsement for his congressional campaign.

Jul 9, 2020
Dredging, Drainage, and Hole-y Dump Trucks

An $863,500 proposal to dredge Town Pond led to a heated discussion about budget priorities at last Thursday's virtual meeting of the East Hampton Village Board.

Jul 9, 2020
Many Behaved, Some Didn't Over Busy Holiday Weekend in East Hampton

The vast majority of businesses adhered to Covid protocols, but there were also "large gatherings and flagrant flaunting of the safety protocols we've all been trying to live by," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. Town police fielded "call after call after call."

Jul 8, 2020
Surging Home Sales Fuel Record Income for Preservation Fund

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund reported $45.43 million in revenues through May of this year, the highest five-month total in the fund's 22-year history. The money comes from a 2-percent transfer tax on real estate sales and provides money for land preservation, water quality improvement, and the protection of maritime heritage.

Jul 3, 2020
Drive to Create New Village of Wainscott

Wainscott residents angry at what they consider unequal treatment by the East Hampton Town Board are using the July 4 holiday to launch a petition to establish an incorporated village.

Jul 2, 2020
Wind Farms Cited as Boon to Economy in New Ad

The New York League of Conservation Voters has launched an advertising campaign that paints the nascent offshore wind industry as integral to economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The commercial, which is appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News channel in the Long Island area as well as on News12 and online, specifically refers to the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine, 130-megawatt installation that has been rebranded South Fork Wind and would be situated approximately 35 miles off Montauk.

Jul 2, 2020