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Lawsuit Targets Hatchery Move

A group of Springs property owners sued the Town of East Hampton last week over a plan to relocate the town’s shellfish hatchery from Fort Pond Bay in Montauk to 36 Gann Road.

Mar 12, 2020
Anti-Bias Bumper Sticker Contest

The public has been invited to vote on student-made bumper stickers submitted to a contest sponsored by the Town of East Hampton Anti-Bias Task Force. They are on display in the foyer of Town Hall.     

Mar 12, 2020
Energy Committee Is Remade

As one of the warmest winters in memory nears an end, the Town of East Hampton’s energy sustainability committee looks toward a looming deadline: the town’s goal to meet 100-percent renewable energy consumption, communitywide in all sectors, by 2030.     

Mar 12, 2020
Town Waterways: A Few Pleasant Surprises

Despite a massive die-off of bay scallops in the Peconic Estuary last fall, many waters under East Hampton Town Trustee jurisdiction, though by no means all, were of a high quality in 2019.     

Mar 12, 2020
East Hampton Town Updates Via Text

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said that advisories related to COVID-19 will be posted to the town’s website, ehamptonny.gov, and reminded residents that they can sign up for alerts via text message.

Mar 12, 2020
Political Briefs 03.12.20

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and her potential opponent come November, Representative Lee Zeldin, have garnered new endorsements.

Mar 12, 2020
Springs Bell Tower Could Be Cell Tower

A proposal from AT&T to build a 50-foot-high freestanding “campanile” to house cellphone antennas, at St. Peter’s Chapel on Old Stone Highway in Springs, took a big step forward on Feb. 26, when the East Hampton Town Planning Board determined the project would not have a negative impact on the environment.     

Mar 5, 2020
State to Delay Enforcement of Plastic Bag Ban

Though a statewide ban on plastic bags officially took effect Sunday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said Friday that it would not begin enforcement of the action until April 1.

Mar 5, 2020
Out With Nature’s ‘Overwash’ at Georgica Pond

Yearly maintenance dredging at Georgica Pond — up to 15,000 cubic yards of sand — is nearing completion.

Mar 5, 2020
Feds Will Leave Sand Land Oversight to State

The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced in January that it would not perform the independent Superfund evaluation that many Noyac residents had hoped for. 

Mar 5, 2020
Shinnecock Graves Protected

The Southampton Town Board, using money from the community preservation fund, voted last week to purchase two parcels in Shinnecock Hills, in an area believed to be ancient burial grounds of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Members and supporters of the Nation had lodged strong protests over housing construction at a nearby site.     

Mar 5, 2020
To Vote on Orsted Survey

The East Hampton Town Board is expected to vote tonight on a resolution authorizing Orsted and Eversource, partners in the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, to conduct survey work for the 15-turbine installation’s transmission cable route in Wainscott.     

The companies have identified a subterranean path from a cable landing at the ocean beach at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott to a Long Island Power Authority substation in East Hampton as the preferred route.     

Mar 5, 2020