Government

Although the quality of waterways overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees is generally excellent the negative effects of housing density and inadequate septic systems are evident.
When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective parties’ presidential primaries in New York State Tuesday, Mr. Trump received 60.5 percent of the Republican vote and Mrs. Clinton 57.9 percent of the Democratic tally.
Plans are moving forward to replace East Hampton Town’s senior citizen center on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton with a new, larger building on the same site.
Despite its many nature trails through preserved tracts of woods, East Hampton Town lacks even one for people who need a smooth, flat surface — the wheelchair-bound, the elderly, those who are injured or less agile — can enjoy the outdoors, Mario Bladuell, an East Hampton resident, told the town board this week.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals seemed to be navigating through a foggy sea regarding businesses in residential districts Tuesday night, after a public hearing on an unusual Wainscott proposal.
A Southampton Town Highway Department employee was suspended and new laws for Uber in Southampton.
Officials from PSEG Long Island this week outlined their plan to begin replacing utility poles throughout East Hampton as part of a federally funded project.
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.