Government

With winter flounder said to be almost nonexistent, Anne McElroy of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to endorse the collection of data this summer in Napeague Harbor to find out why.
With little fanfare, the Sag Harbor Village Board approved long-discussed, highly controversial revisions to the village’s residential zone code last Thursday.
A sign erected on the beach at Barnes Landing in Amagansett is misleading, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed at their meeting on Monday, and should be modified.
You will still be able to buy its signature drink, the B.B.C. (Banana Bailey’s Colada), at Cyril’s Fish House, the popular roadside bar and restaurant on Napeague, in the coming season, but you might want to arrive early.
Montauk’s Second House, built in 1797 to house a shepherd overseeing the cattle, horses, and sheep that grazed on the area’s pasturelands, and now owned by East Hampton Town, is set for restoration.
East Hampton Town, which took a pledge in 2009 to become a state-designated “climate smart community” and has been taking various actions in relation to climate change and sea level rise, has been certified under the state program, the first of more than 170 participating communities to achieve that designation.
Local Government Notes
The question may be when rather than if a 7-Eleven chain store will open in the long moribund Italian restaurant off the Montauk Highway in Amagansett.
Although the quality of waterways overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees is generally excellent the negative effects of housing density and inadequate septic systems are evident.