Government

Legislation to outlaw bump stocks proposed.
Voters in East Hampton Town will have at least three chances in the coming week to hear from the candidates for East Hampton Town trustee.
Suffolk County Health Department officials testing water from private wells near East Hampton Airport have found levels of chemicals at one residence above the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable level for lifetime exposure.
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination to run for election to New York's First Congressional District, a move he had considered for several months.
East Hampton officials, who have so far been stymied in their effort to cut back air traffic into and out of the town airport — and the accompanying noise that causes complaints across the East End — agreed this week to apply to the Federal Aviation...
The Hampton Hopper shuttle bus service in Montauk, underwritten by East Hampton Town with a $100,000 state grant, was successful in attracting riders last summer, but the company lost money providing the service, Derek Kleinow, Hampton Hopper’s...
Hoping to turn the site of the long-defunct Star Room nightclub in Wainscott into open space or perhaps a park, the East Hampton Town Board has scheduled a hearing for next Thursday on the $2.1 million purchase of the property.
A proposal to eradicate the mute swan population in New York State has been dropped by the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which is taking comments through Dec. 13 on a revised mute swan management plan.
Wastewater contamination, water quality, and Montauk beach erosion were the most serious concerns of 200 residents who responded to a telephone survey initiated by Paul Giardina, a Republican candidate for the East Hampton Town Board, while noise...
The next meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees’ harbor management committee will be dedicated to the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine installation that would be constructed approximately 30 miles from Montauk.
A cocktail party and fund-raiser for the re-election campaign of Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming will be held next Thursday at Christy’s Art Center in Sag Harbor.
A year after a court annulled town laws setting overnight curfews at East Hampton Airport, town officials opened discussions this week about whether to apply to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to reinstitute restrictions in order...
The scarcity of affordable housing, drug abuse and mental health, and preservation of the town’s character dominated discussion when the Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and town board held an informational meeting on Monday...