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Close to $1 million from East Hampton’s community preservation fund is to be allocated to restoration work at several historic sites this year, according to a draft budget that was the subject of a Jan. 15 town board hearing.
The congregation of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett voted unanimously on Sunday to become a Reconciled in Christ congregation, meaning it is publicly welcoming to all, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
The biggest Long Island snowstorm that I can remember was the one that occurred in 1947, two days after Christmas. My family was visiting my Aunt Esther and Uncle Jake’s family in West Hills for the holidays.
East Hampton Town remains in a state of emergency, and officials are asking residents to stay at home if they can so highway workers can clear the roads without additional traffic.
A travel restriction remains in place in East Hampton Town for Wednesday, while the highway departments work to clear snow of the nearly two feet dumped during the blizzard.
The hope of life returning to normal will have to wait another day, as schools throughout East Hampton and Southampton Towns have announced a second day of cancellations due to double-digit snowfall.
A blizzard that dumped approximately 15 inches of snow on the South Fork may bring another foot more by late Tuesday.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a travel ban on all state and local roads throughout New York, including in Suffolk County, after 11 p.m. on Monday.
Driving in the Town of Southampton is illegal after 7 p.m. on Monday, according to a state of emergency order issued by Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst ahead of the blizzard the South Fork is expecting.