Government

A proposed East Hampton Town law that would allow downtown Montauk restaurants to have legal sidewalk dining will be the subject of a hearing tonight at 6:30 at Town Hall.
Homeowners claim destruction of vegetation, nesting habitat, beach grass; town trustees say the beach is 'in fine, excellent condition.'
A lawsuit aimed at keeping vehicles off a 4,000-foot stretch of ocean beach on Napeague began on Monday with the presentation of an edited video showing a beach crowded with vehicles, people, and dogs on a summer weekend in 2014.
The Seven Sisters, the landmark houses on the Montauk moorlands east of Ditch Plain, designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White in the 1880s, are about to meet their mother.
Town officials are preparing for a vote in the fall on whether to let a portion of the community preservation fund, now earmarked for land purchases only, be used for water quality improvement projects.
The commercial areas of Amagansett and East Hampton outside the incorporated village were in the spotlight when residents met in discussion and hands-on design sessions with planning consultants last week.
A long hoped-for local shuttle-transport service, involving light diesel trains that would coordinate with buses and taxis, may be in place as soon as next year.
Residents of a neighborhood surrounding a sand-mining pit off Middle Highway in East Hampton asked the town board last week to investigate dumping they said was taking place there.
In their ongoing effort to resolve the dispute over the ownership of stretches of the ocean beach on Napeague, East Hampton Town officials moved ahead this week with eminent domain proceedings.