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Independent testing of levels of arsenic in the soil at the East End Community Organic Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton has shown that levels are down dramatically.
The East Hampton Town Board and a senior town planner agreed at a work session on Tuesday that the anticipated East Hampton satellite of Southampton Hospital should be located on the Little League fields at Pantigo Place.
East Hampton Town is to become the first “small community” on Long Island to be certified as a clean-energy community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, an agency that provides financial incentives for smart-energy usage to municipalities, homes, businesses, and other entities.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals voted Tuesday to deny an application from a couple who bought a house on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett in February and were hoping to replace it with a larger one.
The Maidstone Club’s plan to build a 352-foot-long wooden bridge across the inland section of Hook Pond known as the Hook Pond Dreen has drawn increasing opposition since the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals first reviewed the proposal in October.
An 18th-century East Hampton building that the historic preservationist Robert Hefner classifies as a typical timber-frame saltbox of the period was the focus of a hearing Tuesday night before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
Three public hearings are scheduled to be held in front of the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m.
Merit pay for heads of departments and apartments in outbuildings.
A change in East Hampton Town’s zoning code that would reduce the maximum size of houses relative to the size of their lots is not just a matter of square footage, Jeffrey Freireich, the head of the East Hampton Business Alliance, told the town board at a hearing on that and related laws last Thursday.