The removal of more than 55,000 pounds of macroalgae from Georgica Pond last summer is likely responsible for a substantial reduction this year in levels of toxic blue-green algae, and should be repeated next year, the East Hampton Town Trustees were told on Monday.
The creation of year-round housing in outbuildings on lots of an acre or more, to be rented to permanent residents at prices within affordable housing guidelines, got the go-ahead with a vote of the East Hampton Town Board on Dec. 1.
After considering but rejecting the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on town-owned land in Wainscott as a site for a new senior citizens center, the East Hampton Town Board is poised to build a new center on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton behind the existing building, which would be razed.
The East Hampton Town Board and a senior town planner agreed at a work session on Tuesday that the anticipated East Hampton satellite of Southampton Hospital should be located on the Little League fields at Pantigo Place.
East Hampton Town is to become the first “small community” on Long Island to be certified as a clean-energy community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, an agency that provides financial incentives for smart-energy usage to municipalities, homes, businesses, and other entities.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals voted Tuesday to deny an application from a couple who bought a house on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett in February and were hoping to replace it with a larger one.
The Maidstone Club’s plan to build a 352-foot-long wooden bridge across the inland section of Hook Pond known as the Hook Pond Dreen has drawn increasing opposition since the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals first reviewed the proposal in October.
An 18th-century East Hampton building that the historic preservationist Robert Hefner classifies as a typical timber-frame saltbox of the period was the focus of a hearing Tuesday night before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.