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Three days after closing Georgica Pond because a bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, had been confirmed, a long-simmering disagreement among the East Hampton Town Trustees over the recognition of state and federal jurisdiction came to a boil.
East Hampton Town and Friends of the East Hampton Airport have submitted legal briefs to the United States Supreme Court in the matter of East Hampton Town’s petition asking the court to review an appeals court decision against the town last fall.
Decisions made now about the look and function of the business areas of East Hampton Town could gradually shape the hamlet centers and how residents shop, work, and live here in the future, consultants said during five recent presentations.
A forthcoming addition to the municipal parking lot behind Amagansett Main Street was the focus of Monday night’s meeting of the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee.
The East Hampton Town Board agreed this week to allocate $3 million toward the completion of the Montauk Playhouse.
The Hampton Hopper, a private bus service that has operated between East Hampton and Montauk for three years, will run a free Montauk shuttle route for East Hampton Town this summer.
The East Hampton Town Trustees’ harbor management committee met yesterday with officials of Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company that seeks to construct the proposed South Fork Wind Farm approximately 30 miles off Montauk.
Three water quality improvement projects in Springs are set to become the first to be funded by the community preservation fund, after voters last fall approved using up to 20 percent of the fund to save ground and surface water from pollution....
Fred Havemeyer, who served as a Southampton Town trustee for more than 10 years, announced this week that he plans to challenge Supervisor Jay Schneiderman for the Democratic line in a September primary.
The expansion of the restaurant at the Montauk Manor, La Fine, was opposed by some of the condominium’s residents during an East Hampton Planning Board hearing on May 17.
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to operate statewide — including here on eastern Long Island — just before the July Fourth weekend following the approval by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday of a bill passed by state legislators that will speed up the process.
Restaurateurs and their supporters showed up at East Hampton Town Hall en masse last Thursday to protest changes to the town code governing outdoor dining which, they said, were ill-timed and would hurt their businesses.
Consultants hired by the town to study its economic picture report that 63 percent of houses in East Hampton Town belong to second-home owners who, in 2015, paid 72 percent of the property taxes.