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Windmill Village Wants to Expand

“For Windmill I alone, we have 130 people on a waiting list. For Windmill II, it’s over 450 people,” said the project development coordinator with the development for people 62 and older on Accabonac Road in East Hampton. Because of the swelling waitlist, its board wants to expand, and is seeking a path forward that would allow it to get federal grants but also meet town code requirements.

Feb 1, 2024
Trustees Are Still on Hook for Attorneys’ Fees

A New York State Supreme Court judge has denied the East Hampton Town Trustees’ motion seeking clarification of a May 2023 order that both the trustees and the town must pay $389,060 of the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees as defendants in lawsuits brought in 2009 over ownership of a stretch of Napeague ocean beach popularly known as Truck Beach.

Feb 1, 2024
Pay to Party: Town Sets New Event Fees

The East Hampton Town Board, acting on recommendations from the town’s special events committee, voted to update fees for special events, which have not changed since 2018.

Jan 25, 2024
Is Wainscott the South Fork's Self-Storage ‘Epicenter’?

If a preliminary application heard by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Jan. 10 gains any traction, Wainscott — known for Georgica Pond, farm fields, and its oceanfront — could soon add storage facilities to its list of attractions. There are three already, all full, and more proposed.

Jan 25, 2024
Good News on Burgers, No News on Potter Plan

Anxious Sag Harbor residents did not get to have their say on Adam Potter’s 11 Bridge Street L.L.C. project this week, but there was news of a smaller plan at another property owned by Mr. Potter, where Michael Gluckman and his wife, Lila Beudert-Gluckman, are hoping to create a 23-seat “Smashburger”-style restaurant.

Jan 25, 2024
Trailer Park Sewage Plan Inches Forward in Montauk

Long in the works, a plan to overhaul the way sewage and wastewater are processed at Montauk Shores Condominiums took a significant step forward in December when the Suffolk County Department of Health Services approved an application for a new sewage treatment plant there.

Jan 25, 2024
Seeking Solutions at Ditch Plain

With a sense of urgency, the East Hampton Town Board discussed the hiring of a surveyor to assess current beach profile conditions at Ditch Plain in Montauk and to determine the necessary volume and source of sand, its placement, and the cost to restore it to a healthy level.  

Jan 25, 2024
Town Tries to Counter Senior Center Criticism

The most detailed justification to date of the size, design, and cost of East Hampton Town’s new senior citizens center was aired before the town board on Tuesday, as several residents continued to question and voice skepticism about the need for a 22,000-square-foot, $31.6 million building.

Jan 25, 2024
Sugar Kelp Project Coming to East Hampton Trustee Waters

The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to grant a request from Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences to grow sugar kelp in waters under trustee jurisdiction between Barcelona Point and Little Northwest Creek.

Jan 25, 2024
LaLota Lines Up Behind Trump

Representative Nick LaLota of New York's First Congressional District announced on Saturday that he is endorsing former president Donald Trump's campaign for president. 

Jan 22, 2024
Toilsome Brewery’s Next Round

The Mill Hill Realty Corporation was in front of the East Hampton Village Design Review Board again this week with plans for its Toilsome Farms Restaurant and Brewery. Dubbed a “beer hall” by neighbors who oppose it, an owner described the proposed business as “a restaurant, not a rowdy party scene.”

Jan 18, 2024
Town Board Wants Last Word on Senior Center

The East Hampton Town Board has set Feb. 1 as a tentative date to decide whether to exempt the proposed new senior citizens center, to be constructed on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett, from the town’s zoning and land-use procedures.

Jan 18, 2024