Government

A federal district court judge has ruled that a lawsuit by environmentalists over the government’s handling of the potential sale of Plum Island can go forward
At last week’s East Hampton Village Board meeting, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. declared that the “handwriting is on the wall” regarding the likelihood of legislation to rein in the use of leaf blowers.
There is a growing movement for states to bypass the federal government and enact policies consistent with the Paris Accord, under which nations pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of limiting an increase in the global average...
A new building in a consolidated campus for East Hampton Town’s public offices took a step forward on Tuesday with a presentation to the town board by architects from L.K. McLean Associates of Brookhaven.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals gave the green light to plans by the Montauk Historical Society to adorn with cellphone antennas the concrete fire control tower that sits next to the Montauk Point Lighthouse.
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals will meet only one time a month, down from twice monthly.
Seven Suffolk County legislators, including the Legislature’s presiding officer and deputy presiding officer, wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Friday to express opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to open the outer...
While outrage over President Trump's reference to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" was widespread among lawmakers the world over, Representative Lee Zeldin was among the first in Congress to jump to the president's defense.
As East Hampton and Southampton town boards move full speed ahead to mandate the upgrading of septic systems, the Sagaponack Village Board on Monday decided that it would continue to take a go-slow approach.
The Suffolk County Health Department has expanded a survey of private wells in Wainscott following the detection of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, in four additional wells, bringing the total number of wells in which PFCs have been detected to...
The East Hampton Town Trustees held their first meeting of 2018 on Monday night, two months after an election increased the Democratic Party’s majority from a 6-to-3 to a 7-to-2 advantage.
The next phase in hamlet studies underway for the Town of East Hampton will see two presentations by the consultants engaged to conduct the studies.
The East Hampton Town Board adopted as expected, a hearing officer’s finding that William Taylor, the town’s waterways management supervisor and a town trustee, was not guilty of any of the 14 charges of misconduct and incompetence against him in...