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East Hampton Town will work with the Army Corps of Engineers to have the Lake Montauk inlet dredged, but will drop a plan to pair that project with beach reconstruction work to the west side of the inlet, which the Corps could have done under a post-Hurricane Sandy funding program.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced a package of legislation intended to aid the commercial fishing industry.
A recent audit by the New York State comptroller’s office of the East Hampton Housing Authority, covering 2015 and part of 2016, is critical of a number of the authority’s financial practices and calls for better oversight and tighter controls.
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The Southampton Town Board has agreed to purchase enhanced development rights on a property that is under an acre, but next to two larger farm fields, for $958,000 from the community preservation fund.
Anthony Ingrao, the principal of an architecture and design firm in New York City who with his partner, Randy Kemper, owns extraordinary properties in East Hampton Village and elsewhere, also owns a slightly over one-acre parcel along Old Montauk Highway in Montauk, east of Deep Hollow Ranch.
When officials of Deepwater Wind presented its plans to the community on March 9, several commercial fishermen in attendance voiced opposition, fearing a negative impact on their livelihood. That concern resurfaced on Monday night, when the East Hampton Town Trustees heard from several residents.
The public could soon be invited to the Foster family’s new vodka distillery to sample and buy vodka, as the Sagaponack Farm Distillery’s application for a tasting room is poised for approval by the Southampton Town Planning Board.
Cynthia Rowley, a trendsetter who designs everything from handbags to lifestyles and has a number of Montauk properties, including a shop downtown, owns a small lot consisting mostly of wetlands at 69 Seaside Avenue, which is at the western tip of Ditch Plain.
A report to the East Hampton Town Board last week by LTV, the nonprofit cable TV organization that provides public access and government and education programming on Channels 20 and 22 in East Hampton Town, laid to rest questions about how well it was handling its budget, a large portion of which comes from the town.
Rebates that could cover the full cost of new, nonpolluting septic systems for property owners in areas considered environmentally sensitive are outlined in draft legislation now before the East Hampton Town Board.
While the local Republicans cannot hold an official nominating convention until the Suffolk County Republican Committee holds its own, the party’s slate of candidates for town board is set.
After designing a pilot program approved by the East Hampton Town Board through which restaurants in downtown Montauk can apply for approval to offer sidewalk dining within a set of guidelines, the town’s business advisory committee has turned its sights to the practice by some takeout food shops of offering a handful of seats for customers.