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East Hampton Town Board members and the town trustees have reached an agreement under which the two governing bodies will jointly pursue and finance the acquisition and condemnation of approximately 4,000 feet of the ocean beach on Napeague, the subject of two lawsuits.
The East Hampton Town Board will hold a hearing tonight on the proposed establishment of a rental registry. According to draft legislation, owners of properties to be rented would be required to file with the town and receive a rental registry number before advertising for tenants.
A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, East Hampton Town officials insisted Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest that arose after work by the Army Corps of Engineers got under way early this month.
East Hampton Town has dropped a charge against the manager of the Surf Lodge on Edgemere Street in Montauk for putting up a sign without consulting with the town’s architectural review board, according to the manager’s lawyers.
A few hours before two of the first protestors appeared in East Hampton Town Justice Court yesterday morning on charges of disorderly conduct for refusing to move away from the Army Corps construction site on the downtown Montauk ocean beach, Kim Wells became the 14th protester arrested.
With a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board adopted a $73.7 million town operating budget for 2016, up from $71.5 million this year.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public meeting to discuss Hurricane Sandy fishery grants on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Montauk Downs State Park.
Seven years after Larry Rivers’s 16-foot-tall “Legs” sculpture first strode onto Janet Lehr and Vered’s Sag Harbor property, a State Supreme Court justice has ruled that the legs must split.
A sandbag seawall being built to armor the downtown Montauk ocean shore will be completed, town officials said Monday, despite a swell of vehement protest and opposition that arose after beach excavation and pile driving for wooden access walks got under way early this month.