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.
The time has arrived for Southampton Town voters to select a new member of the town board, and make it whole again after the abrupt departure of Brad Bender, who resigned amid drug charges in late November.
With East Hampton Town’s rental registry law to go into effect before the summer season, landlords can learn about how to obtain the required registration number, and more about the law, at a pair of upcoming workshops organized by town officials.
In a move on Tuesday to buy additional restrictions on nearly 25 acres of south-of-the-highway land in Bridgehampton, the Southampton Town Board continued its efforts to ensure farm fields remain as such, authorizing the $2.46 million purchase of the enhanced development rights on Hayground Farms in Bridgehampton.
A representative of the Sag Harbor Village Board’s waterways advisory committee asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to support a bill that would grant the village authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary.