Government

A couple of months later than expected, but the Southampton Town Board has hired a new town attorney. Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s pick, James M. Burke, was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon following unanimous approval by the board.
The stakes in the long-running duel between the Town of East Hampton and the owners of Cyril’s Fish House on Napeague were raised considerably this week when Justice Steven Tekulsky scheduled May 3 as the day to begin jury selection in a criminal trial of the ownership group
Following a hearing last month that made it clear plans for the Bridgehampton Gateway project did not meet community or Southampton Town approval, the developer has agreed to redesign the project.
With a proposed work force housing development at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett raising questions about an influx of school-aged children and an increased tax burden, the Amagansett School Board will host an information session in the school gymnasium on March 19.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host a conversation with the supervisors of East Hampton and Southampton Towns on Tuesday night at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.
The Suffolk County Independence Party has endorsed Dave Calone, a businessman and former chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, in his bid to represent New York’s First Congressional District.
East Hampton Town is redesigning its website, and is seeking photographs for it. The idea is that visitors to the website would get a look at landscapes, people, activities, parks, culture and art, nature and animals, and so on.
A system of autonomous power-generating stations at key locations in East Hampton could keep important buildings powered even if widespread power outages occurred while also saving money and using primarily clean technology.
Neighbor objected, but that appeal came six years too late, Z.B.A. finds.
Forty members of the Surfrider Foundation participated in the organization’s national lobbying effort on Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C.
Jay Schneiderman may have switch­ed jobs from Suffolk County legislator to Southampton Town supervisor, but his concern for traffic congestion on the main corridor onto the East End remains.
If you are a Bernie Sanders supporter on the East End, it is not hard to find others who “Feel the Bern.” Supporters have watched debates, made phone calls, signed petitions, and carpooled to “get out the vote” events. Those who support Donald J. Trump here have not made similar public efforts, but they are out there. As for Hillary Clinton, all...
A mini-workshop on East Hampton Town’s new rental registry law will take place on Saturday at a meeting of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Wainscott Chapel.