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Covid-19 Cluster in Town Office

A recent cluster of Covid-19 cases in an East Hampton Town government department "really brings home the point that this is not the time to relax," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said last Thursday, after Councilman Jeff Bragman asked for a discussion of the cluster at the conclusion of a town board meeting.

Mar 25, 2021
Zeldin Bristles When Pressed on 2020 Presidential Election

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District, who is mulling a challenge to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo next year, grew testy when asked on Politico Live if he would state unequivocally that Mr. Biden "had won the election." He had insisted for months that the election was illegitimate and voted to overturn the certification of election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Mar 19, 2021
State Approves Offshore Wind Farm Cable Landing

In a major step forward for the proposed South Fork Wind farm, the New York State Public Service Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to issue a conditional Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need, a requirement in order for the project to move ahead.

Mar 18, 2021
East Hampton Village Hears Comments on Paid Parking

The East Hampton Village Board will hold a public hearing Friday at 11 a.m. on a proposed law that would establish paid parking zones in the village's commercial district and at Main and Two Mile Hollow Beaches.

Mar 18, 2021
Police Reform and Reinvention Plans on Track

While an Assembly budget proposal threatens to take some of the teeth out of an executive order requiring police departments across the state to adopt reform plans by April 1, East End departments are moving toward meeting that deadline.

Mar 18, 2021
Wind Farm on the Public Service Commission's Agenda

The proposed South Fork Wind farm is on the New York State Public Service Commission's agenda when it meets Thursday.

Mar 18, 2021
Solar Installations in Surprising Locations

Long Island could generate more electricity than it consumes with mid to large-scale solar installations on developed sites, including parking lots, commercial building rooftops, and capped landfills, a new report says.

Mar 18, 2021
East Hampton Town Board Eyes Pantigo Road Housing

As the stratospheric price of real estate on the South Fork soars ever higher and the stock of affordable housing is commensurately diminished, the East Hampton Town Board looked approvingly on a proposal to build up to 56 attached apartments on a recently acquired parcel on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

Mar 18, 2021
Vaccination Site to Open Friday at College in Southampton

Starting on Wednesday morning, people will be able to schedule appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations at a new state-run site opening Friday at Stony Brook Southampton college campus.

Mar 15, 2021
East Hampton's 2011 Deficit Financing Bond Paid in Full

The money was borrowed 10 years ago, with permission of the New York State Legislature, to address a financial shortfall due to fiscal mismanagement. The final $162,700 payment on the bond was issued this week.

Mar 15, 2021
Wind Farm Pavement Borings to Impact Weekday Traffic

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource Energy, developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm, were to commence pavement borings in the roadway on Montauk Highway west of the intersection of Wainscott Northwest Road as early as Monday. 

Mar 15, 2021
Calls for Cuomo Impeachment Inquiry

With six women so far coming forward to accuse Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior and alleged cover-ups of nursing home deaths during the earlier days of the pandemic and safety concerns about the newly opened Mario Cuomo Bridge, support for an impeachment inquiry is growing among Albany lawmakers. 

Mar 11, 2021