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In response to the flood of big houses being built here on modest lots that almost disappear beneath them, and following the recent examples of Sag Harbor and East Hampton Villages, the town board has been discussing new rules that would limit a house’s size relative to the size of its lot.
It’s not all chill vibe and aloha spirit on these hot August days at Ditch Plain beach in Montauk. Friction ignited this week at the popular beach, a premier East Coast surfing spot, pitting old-guard surfers against the crowds flooding in in the wake of Montauk’s newfound popularity.
Political fund-raising for the presidential race heats up on the South Fork this weekend, with an event for Donald Trump to take place in East Hampton on Saturday and several fund-raisers for Hillary Clinton scheduled for the end of the month.
A proposed East Hampton Town law that would allow and regulate the use of up to 20 percent of the community preservation fund for projects intended to improve water quality drew the unanimous support of more than two dozen people at a hearing at Town Hall.
In the last month differences among the East Hampton Town Trustees have erupted into shouting matches and accusations of politicization and grandstanding, all over the Trustee Waters Improvement and Management Task Force, a.k.a. the harbor management committee.
They will be raising the rafters for a barn on Long Lane soon, if the East Hampton Town Planning Board gives its stamp of approval for a site plan regarding the former Damiecki farm at the corner of Stephen Hand’s Path.
East End citizen activists focused on the problem of aircraft noise are keying in to a new online plane-tracking system that provides real-time information about planes overhead and allows complaints to be lodged about aircraft noise.
New rules limiting the size of houses that can be built on different-size properties in East Hampton Town are under discussion following a tightening of house-size rules in East Hampton Village last year and a recent discussion of similar issues in Sag Harbor resulting in a law setting house-size limits in the village for the first time.
About a dozen Montauk residents showed up for a hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night when a proposed new house at 6 Prentice Place in the Ditch Plain neighborhood of the hamlet was on the agenda.