Government

Pat Mansir, a first term East Hampton Town Trustee, resigned on Monday, expressing growing frustration with what she describes as the panel’s dysfunction.

East Hampton Town could have an answer in June as to whether the legality of three laws designed to cut down on aircraft noise over the community by restricting hours and access to the airport will be assessed by the highest court in the land.
A historical Montauk property will see some changes soon, even though the members of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, who approved them on Tuesday, were concerned that its appearance would be different.
The new public restroom in Amagansett, constructed by East Hampton Town in the municipal parking lot to the north of Main Street, will be officially opened on May 8 at 6 p.m.
East Hampton has some of the most beautiful and bountiful water bodies on Long Island, and government’s growing attention to water quality remediation is encouraging, but harmful algal blooms continue to foul several waterways due to excessive nitrogen and phosphorus, largely fed by aging or failing septic systems.
A lawsuit against East Hampton Town, brought by a group of Montauk property owners who claim that erosion of their waterfront land was caused by the installation of the jetties at the mouth of Montauk Harbor, will proceed to trial, following a court decision last week denying the town’s request for dismissal.
The Retreat, which runs an East Hampton shelter and numerous programs for the victims of domestic violence, could have half its annual funding disappear if proposals in the White House’s recently submitted budget are approved by Congress.
As anticipated, the New York State budget for the fiscal year 2018, passed on Monday, will remove ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, from local regulation and place them instead under the control of the State Department of Motor Vehicles
A program proposed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone would provide grants and low-interest financing to help homeowners replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen, which has been identified as a major cause of surface and groundwater pollution.
As expected, the East Hampton Town Republican Committee formally endorsed its 2017 slate of town board candidates at its meeting on April 5. Manny Vilar, a sergeant with the State Parks police, is the party’s candidate for supervisor.
East Hampton Town's petition to have the Supreme Court review a lower court decision that struck down takeoff and landing restrictions at the East Hampton Airport for noise abatement, including an overnight curfew, got some support this week.
Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town’s deputy supervisor, said in an email on Monday that he would seek the office of supervisor in the Nov. 7 election.
Kimco Realty, which owns the Bridgehampton Commons, is hoping to make way for a new discount retailer in the 220,000-square-foot shopping center, which would offer men more options when it comes to clothing and shoes.