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Heavy traffic on Bridgehampton’s Main Street now a safety issue, Southampton Town supervisor says.
Jay Jacobs, the owner of an East Hampton house that was cited last summer for being used as a dormitory for counselors at Mr. Jacobs’s Hampton Country Day Camp, is ready to challenge the town law that says no more than four unrelated people can live in a single-family house.
The East Hampton Town Trustees were well into a second consecutive meeting that would surpass the three-hour mark, much of the previous meeting’s agenda similarly held hostage to long and acrimonious public comment over claims to private ownership of beaches.
Years of squabbles, town code violations, and animosity in Montauk after the Surf Lodge broke ground in transforming the hamlet’s low-key bars and restaurants into overcrowded and trendy night spots, may have come to an end this week with an agreement between East Hampton Town officials and the business and property owners.
A deck, shed, and brick patio at 12 Deerfield Lane in the Beach Hampton area of Amagansett, all of which allegedly were built without permits next to, or even in, wetlands, received critical scrutiny Tuesday night at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
Moody’s Investors Service, which evaluates municipalities, schools, businesses, and other entities on their ability to repay short-term debt, has upgraded the Town of Southampton’s credit rating to the highest level possible, AAA.
The winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary between Anna-Throne Holst and David Calone will come down to the absentee ballots.
Democratic voters are getting primed for Tuesday's primary, in which they will choose a candidate to face Lee Zeldin, the first-term Republican incumbent in the House of Representatives from the First Congressional District.
A State Supreme Court justice may take until fall to determine the ownership of and access to parts of the Napeague ocean beach, but East Hampton Town is moving ahead in the meantime, come what may, with the process of condemnation, or eminent domain.