Government

A plan to replace the former Star Room nightclub on Montauk Highway in Wainscot with a car wash has sparked a firestorm of opposition.
Southampton Town residents belonging to the Conservative and Working Families Parties voted in favor of Town Justice Andrea Schiavoni to appear on those party lines come November.
They were preaching to the choir at Monday night’s meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee.
Southampton Town held off on approving an amendment for ground-mounted solar panels and Suffolk County re-established its tick control advisory committee.
The “never-ending saga of Driftwood Shores,” as the clerk of the East Hampton Town Trustees put it, was once again a topic at that body’s meeting on Monday.
The East Hampton Democrats opened headquarters for the campaign for Hillary Clinton, nominee for president, and Anna Throne-Holst, nominee to represent New York’s First Congressional District, on Saturday at 53 the Circle in East Hampton.
The future of Montauk's downtown and harbor areas is under intense discussion this week as a team of planning consultants leads interested members of the public through a series of discussions and workshops Thursday through Saturday.
Commercial building projects in Wainscott could be halted for a year if the East Hampton Town Board moves forward on a plan for a development moratorium.
A hearing before the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday on allowing affordable apartments in outbuildings as well as primary residences drew questions and comments on a number of issues.