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Jason Lee, the former Goldman-Sachs managing director who was arrested last summer in East Hampton on charges that he raped a 20-year-old Irish student, was ordered today to refrain from any further contact with the woman.
Cyril's Fish House, the popular roadside restaurant on the Napeague stretch, has received the okay to open this weekend, having cleared its final legal hurdle today in New York State Supreme Court.
With just days until the Memorial Day weekend, the Long Island Rail Road worked furiously to repair damage to an overpass in East Hampton after a garbage truck slammed into it on Tuesday morning, disrupting service any farther east for 32 hours.
In Bridgehampton, one of the two districts on the South Fork seeking to pierce the tax cap, voters said no to a $12.3 million spending plan that carried an 8.8-percent increase in the tax levy for the 2014-15 school year.
Thirty minutes after the polls had closed, Rich Burns, the superintendent, walked back into the district office with a triumphant thumbs up — 73 percent of voters had approved the $65 million spending proposal, voting 492 to 184.
The East Hampton Airport could be self-sustaining without Federal Aviation Administration dollars, with enough income over the next five years to take on additional debt for repairs, an airport finance subcommittee has told the East Hampton Town Board.
New electric transmission lines in East Hampton are needed to “ensure reliability of the electric system,” the State Department of Public Service has concluded following its review of projects here and in North Hempstead.
“They’re enjoying their vacation time, or the solitude of sitting in a quaint area of our village. It looks good for the village itself.”
From the low end to the high, the rental season is off to a slow start, or so brokers say. Some blame it on the weather, others on the strong sales market.