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.
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.
The federal agency is moving forward on plans to bolster the stone revetment around Montauk Point and to dredge the Lake Montauk inlet, as well as taking steps to reverse and stem the erosion on the Block Island Sound-front beaches to its west.
As the beat of the summer season begins this Memorial Day, live bands that have been booked for performances this season at many an East Hampton Town restaurant and bar could be silenced, depending on the outcome of a systematic license review being conducted by the town.