government

Despite the objections of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees, the East Hampton Town Board, many South Fork residents, and one very determined activist, the Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 1 to approve the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Department of Public Works 2016 vector control effort.
Demand for electricity on the South Fork has far outpaced the rest of Long Island, with particularly high usage in the summer and on weekends and holidays.
A 40-unit housing complex proposed to be constructed at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett would add an estimated 37 students to the Amagansett School District.
Over objections from members of its nature preserve committee, the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday adopted an altered management plan for the South Flora preserve on Napeague, omitting parking along the preserve.
East Hampton voters will have an opportunity to weigh in next fall on whether to authorize the use of up to 20 percent of the town’s community preservation fund for projects that would improve water quality.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has invited public comment on a draft environmental assessment called White-tailed Deer Damage Management in New York.
The new law, vigorously debated for some time, will require property owners to file with the town Building Department before advertising or entering into leases.
Following up on an agreement with the town board to share costs leading up to condemnation, the East Hampton Town Trustees delivered a check last Thursday for half the bill for the property survey.
Mid-Atlantic fishermen and their advocates told four members of Congress on Monday that inaccurate stock assessments needlessly limit their catch and endanger their livelihood.
On Dec. 1, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing that the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre would have appreciated.
The owner of Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe received approval to dredge the 22 slips at his Lake Montauk marina.
Santa Claus is due to arrive soon, and children and adults alike who hope to find drones under the tree will have no restrictions on flying them in the Village of Sag Harbor, at least until after the new year.
In a fast turnaround, the two major parties have selected candidates for the upcoming special election in the Town of Southampton to fill the vacancy left by Brad Bender, who resigned late last month after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge.