Government

For the second time in four years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have led to state official recognition of the Montaukett Indian Nation.
Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company that plans to construct a 15-turbine wind farm approximately 30 miles east of Montauk, will present the conclusions of surveys on potential impacts at the East Hampton Town Trustees’ meeting on Monday.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced an online petition yesterday that is intended to galvanize opposition to the federal tax-policy legislation that he said would result in significantly higher taxes for Long Island residents and businesses.
Georgica Pond has been afflicted by toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in recent years, which can cause serious health problems. But 2017 turned out to be an excellent year for the water quality of the pond.
A committee formed to assess water quality improvement projects that could be paid for with East Hampton Town’s community preservation fund brought two new proposals to the town board’s table last week: replacement of an aging septic system, and the replacement of a 1930s-era stormwater drainage pipe that channels runoff into Georgica Pond.
Southampton Town Board will consider the Hills proposal A Southampton Town Board meeting will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon. The board will consider the zone change application for the Hills at Southampton, a proposed mixed-used planned...
The Southampton Town Board passed a $99.4 million budget for 2018, though it lacked support from one board member.
A longstanding East Hampton Housing Authority plan for affordable housing on a vacant 4.6-acre site on the north side of Montauk Highway in Amagansett underwent preliminary review by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Nov. 15.
When staff and elected officials abandoned the old East Hampton Town Hall building on Pantigo Road in about 2011, they took what they needed and moved across the lawn to the new Robert A.M. Stern-designed complex. What they left behind for another day was much of the town’s paper records.
Technical aspects and proximity to the Long Island Power Authority’s substation on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton make Beach Lane in Wainscott an excellent potential landing site for the transmission cable that would run from the proposed offshore South Fork Wind Farm, officials said.
A small but important component of East Hampton Town’s transition to renewable energy will be detailed at Town Hall during a meeting of the town board’s energy sustainability advisory committee on Monday at 5 p.m.
A yearlong moratorium on commercial development along Montauk Highway in Wainscott is likely to be extended for six months while planners hired by East Hampton Town finish a study of the hamlet.
Town officials call for a hard look at whether a Spring house reconstruction should conform to modern environmental-protection setbacks.