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Quarantine Order Comes Down to Signs

New York airports are being asked to alert passengers to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's executive order requiring a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from states with high Covid-19 rates.

Jul 2, 2020
Primary Results Won't Be Known for Weeks

In New York's First Congressional District, an unofficial count of votes cast in person on June 23 or during the early voting period has Perry Gershon, the Democrats' 2018 nominee leading the four-person primary race with 5,166 votes.

Jul 2, 2020
East Hampton Town Workers Return to Offices

In another milestone as Long Island emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, East Hampton Town employees returned to their offices on Monday. The move came as the region progresses through the third of a four-phase reopening following the March shutdown of activity at municipal and commercial sites.

Jul 2, 2020
Easing Stress on the Environment, One Flush at a Time

The first installation on East Hampton Town property of an innovative alternative septic system was completed on Friday at the public restroom at the rear of Amagansett’s municipal parking lot. I/A septic systems, as they are known for short, are designed to reduce the amount of nitrogen discharged into the environment.

Jun 30, 2020
East Hampton Town Sues to Stop Sand Mine Expansion

The town has filed court papers against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservaiton and Sand Highway L.L.C. over the D.E.C.'s issuance of an amended permit allowing excavation below the groundwater table and creation of an approximately six-acre lake at the Middle Highway, East Hampton, site. 

Jun 29, 2020
County and State Show Progress in Latest Phase of Reopening

On Sunday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Covid-19 data are still looking good as Long Island continues the first full week of phase three of N.Y. Forward, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's economic reopening plan.

Jun 28, 2020
A Primary Unlike Any in History

Tuesday’s Democratic primary election was unlike any in memory: Instead of a result before midnight, voters will likely wait weeks to know who will challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo in the State Senate’s First District.

Jun 25, 2020
Zeldin With Trump for Tulsa Rally

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York's First Congressional District, who is among President Trump's most devoted supporters in Congress, accompanied the president to his rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday. 

Jun 25, 2020
East Hampton Town Ups the Energy Initiative

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to engage the advocacy group Renewable Energy Long Island to further the Energize East Hampton initiative, a multifaceted program to transition from fossil fuel to energy derived from renewable sources. The contract is to be in effect as of Wednesday. 

Jun 25, 2020
East Hampton G.O.P. Secretary Kyle Vorpahl Resigns

Kyle Vorpahl, the secretary of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, resigned from that position last Thursday, and will focus on the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, of which he is vice president, responsibilities as deacon of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, and family, he said.

Jun 25, 2020
Trustees Debate 10-Year Aquaculture Leases

There was sharp disagreement when the East Hampton Town Trustees discussed a 10-year review of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program on Gardiner's Bay, which has angered many bayfront property owners, but the trustees ultimately agreed to recommend moving 13 lease sites not in use and two in active use to locations that do not conflict with navigation or recreation and to suggest that another six be analyzed for potential growth.

Jun 25, 2020
Environmental Groups, Fishing Advocates Clash over Marine Monument Suit

Bonnie Brady of Montauk, the executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, said the creation of the marine monument was devastating to the commercial fishing industry in the Northeast.

Jun 24, 2020