Government

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to operate statewide — including here on eastern Long Island — just before the July Fourth weekend following the approval by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday of a bill passed by state legislators that will speed up the process.
Restaurateurs and their supporters showed up at East Hampton Town Hall en masse last Thursday to protest changes to the town code governing outdoor dining which, they said, were ill-timed and would hurt their businesses.
Consultants hired by the town to study its economic picture report that 63 percent of houses in East Hampton Town belong to second-home owners who, in 2015, paid 72 percent of the property taxes.
Bravo’s reality series “Summer House” will be moving from Napeague to Water Mill after it was denied a filming permit in East Hampton Town.
With affordable housing in acutely short supply, more than 30 hopefuls attended a home ownership lottery drawing on May 31 at Town Hall in East Hampton, where numbers that had been randomly assigned to applicants were drawn and sequentially entered onto a waiting list.
Mark Rowan, who has invested heavily in Montauk’s Fort Pond neighborhood in recent years, was back before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday in another attempt to replace four small cottages at 80 Firestone Road.
Rabbi Steven Moss, the chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, will lead a community conversation about issues of bias in East Hampton and throughout the county at a meeting at East Hampton Town Hall on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
A special Southampton Town Board meeting was held last Thursday to consider extending the current moratorium on new planned development districts.
The Southampton Town Independence Party has picked its slate for the November election. The choices are considered designations only, however, as the actual nomination is by petition, a process that starts today.
East Hampton Town’s hamlet studies will be discussed during a series of meetings beginning today with consultants who have drafted recommendations for the future of downtown areas based on previous public workshops and discussions. There will...
The situation at the East Hampton Airport last weekend, the first weekend of the 2017 high season following a court’s decision to strike down last summer’s overnight curfew on aircraft, was unremarkable, according to Jim Brundige, the...
Ray Overton, a former town trustee, has been chosen by the Southampton Town Republican Committee to challenge Supervisor Jay Schneiderman in November.
The public purchase of three lots in East Hampton Village that could provide space for an expansion of Herrick Park will be the subject of a hearing before the East Hampton Town Board tonight at 6:30 at Town Hall.