Government

A hearing will be held before the East Hampton Town Board tonight on a request to change the zoning on 4.2 acres of oceanfront property in Montauk — the East Deck motel site at Ditch Plain — from resort to half-acre residential zoning so that it may be subdivided into four house lots.
The program had been described as an oyster garden and approved by the East Hampton Town Trustees in early fall.
The time has arrived for Southampton Town voters to select a new member of the town board, and make it whole again after the abrupt departure of Brad Bender, who resigned amid drug charges in late November.
NancyLynn Schurr Thiele, who is married to New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., is to be appointed as an assistant town attorney by the East Hampton Town Board tomorrow night.
With East Hampton Town’s rental registry law to go into effect before the summer season, landlords can learn about how to obtain the required registration number, and more about the law, at a pair of upcoming workshops organized by town officials.
A proposal to build a large beachfront house on Napeague, at 22 Shore Road just west of the White Sands resort, was rejected on Tuesday by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, a consortium of shorefront property owners, has launched a website, friendsofgeorgicapond.org.
In a move on Tuesday to buy additional restrictions on nearly 25 acres of south-of-the-highway land in Bridgehampton, the Southampton Town Board continued its efforts to ensure farm fields remain as such, authorizing the $2.46 million purchase of the enhanced development rights on Hayground Farms in Bridgehampton.
A representative of the Sag Harbor Village Board’s waterways advisory committee asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to support a bill that would grant the village authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary.