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East Hampton Town’s shores were spared the brunt of a winter storm that grazed the East End last weekend, but the storm did take away a significant amount of sand from the downtown Montauk beach where contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers are building a sandbag wall.
Legal bills were on the town board’s agenda last Thursday night as the board resolved to hire outside lawyers as counsel in matters related to the East Hampton Airport.
Kevin McAllister’s campaign to ban methoprene, a mosquito larvicide that is believed to harm lobsters, crabs, and other nontarget species, is proceeding, in the face of the Suffolk County Legislature’s approval of its continued use this year.
Two Democratic hopefuls who will face off in a June primary to determine that party’s next Congressional candidate for eastern Long Island’s First District will discuss the issues at a forum in Amagansett on Wednesday.
Julie Lofstad has won a seat on the Southampton Town Board in a special election held Tuesday, giving Supervisor Jay Schneiderman the Democratic majority on the board.
The Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are under a state of emergency as snow forecast and wind increases Saturday morning.
Protecting ground and surface waters, and repairing damage already done by pollution from things such as septic waste and road runoff, has risen to the top of East Hampton Town officials’ agenda.
In a move that could further East Hampton Town’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, a study is under way on the feasibility of creating a local energy network that would generate power here for critical facilities and have the ability to separate from the electrical grid in the event of power outages.
A hearing will be held before the East Hampton Town Board tonight on a request to change the zoning on 4.2 acres of oceanfront property in Montauk — the East Deck motel site at Ditch Plain — from resort to half-acre residential zoning so that it may be subdivided into four house lots.