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East Hampton officials moved Wednesday to shut down a Montauk oceanfront residence used as a party spot for the app-based dating site Tinder, authorizing the town attorney to seek an injunction against using the house as hook-up central.
On Wednesday, Montauk was named this summer's most expensive beach destination in the United States.
A private study has found that one in five South Fork waterways tested between 2013 and 2016 had bacteria levels above a federal health standard at least 40 percent of the time. In some locations, results have been more than 100 times an Environmental Protection Agency safe level for coastal recreational waters.
The Town and Country report, which compares home sales reports year to year, was released on July 18.
In an 11:30 a.m. ceremony, members of the Everit Albert Herter Veterans of Foreign Wars post in East Hampton will officially conclude a duty they have fulfilled on behalf of the L.V.I.S. for many years: the placing of American flags at sites throughout the village on national holidays and other important dates.
Efforts to preserve farming in East Hampton, and the outcome of previous preservation efforts, were at the root of wide-ranging opinions expressed at Town Hall last Thursday during a hearing on whether the town should buy what are known as enhanced development rights on the Dankowski farm in Wainscott.
On Sunday, Tinka Topping's relentless pursuit of a less authoritarian approach to education will be recognized as she is honored at the 13th annual Chefs Dinner fund-raiser for the Hayground School and its kitchen and garden programs.
In swift decision, judge rules against the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals; business can remain at Shagwong Marina on Three Mile Harbor.
A plea to the East Hampton Town Trustees to allow expanded research of Wainscott Pond in order to develop remedies for its degraded water quality was approved at a meeting on Monday.
East Hampton Town’s new port security and firefighting vessel, the John L. Behan, was officially commissioned yesterday in a ceremony at the United States Coast Guard Station in Montauk.
Perry Gershon, a businessman and entrepreneur who is a Democratic candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District, announced on Monday that he has raised $102,700 since July 15.
“Technology is the engine of innovation and job creation today,” said Christina Lewis Halpern, the founder and executive director of All Star Code, an organization that helps African-American and Latino boys learn about computer science and coding, in anticipation of its fourth annual benefit on Saturday at the Lewis residence in East Hampton.
“Are these art?” asked more than one visitor to a recently vacated gallery space in Amagansett. No, they're Budnitz bicycles.