Government

Residents of a neighborhood surrounding a sand-mining pit off Middle Highway in East Hampton asked the town board last week to investigate dumping they said was taking place there.
In their ongoing effort to resolve the dispute over the ownership of stretches of the ocean beach on Napeague, East Hampton Town officials moved ahead this week with eminent domain proceedings.
The Suffolk County Department of Health confirmed on Monday that testing had detected a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom in Wainscott Pond, the first this year in East Hampton Town.
The federal agency is moving forward on plans to bolster the stone revetment around Montauk Point and to dredge the Lake Montauk inlet, as well as taking steps to reverse and stem the erosion on the Block Island Sound-front beaches to its west.
Corps of Engineers plans to reinforce an existing revetment along 840 feet of shore.
A series of planning sessions to chart the future of East Hampton Town’s five hamlets began last week, with Springs and Wainscott leading the charge.
Skepticism on proposed limits despite an increase in four-wheel traffic.
As the beat of the summer season begins this Memorial Day, live bands that have been booked for performances this season at many an East Hampton Town restaurant and bar could be silenced, depending on the outcome of a systematic license review being conducted by the town.
In a letter to the board dated May 19, Carol Konner, the principal owner of the Montauk Highway properties that the town wanted to rezone from highway business to a mix of commercial, retail, and residential, withdrew her support for the plan.