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Sip a Cold One This Summer?

Neighbors of a potential two-story brewery and restaurant at 17 Toilsome Lane had argued that the village had misinterpreted the zoning code. Their appeal was denied.

Apr 14, 2022
New Ball Fields Are Okayed

The existing fields will be displaced by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s freestanding emergency department and imaging and diagnostic center, for which the town board previously approved a lease with the Southampton Hospital Association.

Apr 14, 2022
Eyes on Flooding Near 114

An engineering project to alleviate chronic flooding on Stephen Hand’s Path near its intersection with Route 114 in East Hampton is projected to begin this fall and be completed in the spring of 2023.

Apr 14, 2022
The Water Report Is Mixed

The findings were mixed at the East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Monday, when Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences delivered an annual report that emphasized how human activity on land influences the health of the waters around it.

Apr 14, 2022
Airport Transition Set to Begin on May 19

“Everything is on track to go from public to private use,” Bill O’Connor told the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.

Apr 14, 2022
Town Board in Person Again

The East Hampton Town Board held an in-person meeting on Tuesday, its first since last summer, when the Delta variant of the Covid-19 halted what proved to be a short-lived resumption of pre-pandemic life.

Apr 7, 2022
Springs Eatery Site Plan a Lot to Swallow

Admonishing the owner of the Rita Cantina property at Maidstone Park in Springs to "be a good neighbor," the East Hampton Town Planning Board took a careful look at a site plan application for the property last month and found it "very deficient," in the words of the board's chairman, Samuel Kramer.

Apr 7, 2022
Montauk Skate Park Redo Rolls Ahead

The wrecking ball is swinging, and the $1.4 million renovation and expansion project for the Lars Simenson Skatepark in Montauk is underway. The hope is that it can be finished by mid to late-summer.

Apr 7, 2022
Redrawn Election Maps May Not Stand

In a move that could still alter the upcoming campaign for New York's First Congressional District, a Supreme Court Justice in Steuben County declared all of the state's recently redrawn legislative district maps unconstitutional. On Monday, however, an Appellate Division of State Supreme Court issued a stay at least temporarily keeping in place the district maps that had been prepared by the Democratic-dominated State Legislature, for the upcoming primary and general elections.

Apr 7, 2022
In Search of Cleaner Water

Water quality remediation was once again the primary topic on as the East Hampton Town Trustees looked favorably on several proposals aimed at improving impaired water bodies under their jurisdiction.  

Mar 31, 2022
A Simple Request Leads to Clearing Conundrum

Inlet Seafood, the popular seafood restaurant off East Lake Drive in Montauk, has asked the East Hampton Town Planning Board for what would appear to be a straightforward request — the addition of an 1,800-square-foot vinyl awning to accommodate some seasonal outdoor seating — but has run up against other issues that cast a proverbial shadow over the application.

Mar 31, 2022
Man vs. Nature in Noyac

The first blow to Long Beach's vegetation was struck long ago by Man, when a parking lot was laid a few hundred feet parallel to the shoreline, downwind of the prevailing wintertime northwesterlies — meaning it would always compete with blowing sand. Nature reclaimed some of that lot, and Man struck back, cleaning it up but also removing many native plants.

Mar 31, 2022