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There was a sea change in the ownership of the Harbor restaurant at the Montauk docks this week, with the old management group bowing out and a new group, Grey Lady restaurant, stepping in.
As the Army Corps of Engineers finishes its project on the downtown Montauk beach, public discussion is turning an effort to build up and protect the beach west of the Lake Montauk inlet.
Reg Cornelia, an 18-year member of the East Hampton Republican Committee and its vice chairman since 2014, was elected to lead the committee on Wednesday night, prevailing over Amos Goodman, a recent, unsuccessful candidate for the Suffolk County Legislature.
Residents of the South Fork will add their voices to a clamorous debate on Tuesday when they vote in the first New York State presidential primary in recent memory that is expected to play a substantial role in determining the major parties’ nominees in November.
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and the East End New Leaders will host an open forum on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary and the Nov. 8 presidential election tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
The East Hampton Town Trustees were briefed Monday evening on the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s plans to revegetate local waterways with native beach and marsh grass species, as well as clams, bay scallops, and oysters.
Food truck vendors chosen in East Hampton and blinking light project starts in Southampton Town.
The need for affordable housing raised a problem for the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday when it considered an application that would require a variance to allow a homeowner to create an accessory apartment.
After lengthy negotiations and a failed attempt to come to terms, East Hampton Town and its union employees have agreed on a new four-year, retroactive contract spanning from 2015 through 2018.