East Hampton Town
Chain Store Law Takes Effect
A new law requiring chain stores hoping to open here to obtain a special permit and undergo particular planning board review was passed by a majority vote of the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday. Councilman Fred Overton voted against it.
Pentachlorophenol, a chemical preservative on the utility poles PSEG Long Island recently erected in East Hampton Town to support a 6.2-mile high-voltage electric line, has been found in significant levels in the water from a well at the East Hampton Village Firehouse on Cedar Street, Rebecca Singer, a co-chair of Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy, which has sued PSEG over the installation, told the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk will remain open daily through the Columbus Day weekend for customers to order and eat on the Fort Pond Bay-front deck starting at noon. The takeout seafood market will be open through the Christmas holidays. Seafood can be pre-cooked for customers, upon request.
Champagne at Gig Shack
A draft comprehensive wastewater management plan for East Hampton Town, developed by a consultant who has analyzed the waste treatment and water quality issues throughout the town from an environmental and economic standpoint, will be the subject of upcoming discussions by the town board and of several hearings at which the public may comment.
Increased parking this summer on side streets between Old Montauk Highway and Route 27, in a residential area of Montauk, led to a number of complaints to the East Hampton Town Police Department, not only about the cars along the sides of winding roads but about littering.
An investigation “led to Gurney’s Inn,” Lt. A.J. McGuire told the East Hampton Town Board at a meeting in Montauk on Tuesday. Board members had been asked to consider enacting a parking ban on the affected streets.
East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.
A dynamic trio of East End songstresses, Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton, rocked a sold-out Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night for "Way Out East," the East Coast precursor to an upcoming mini-tour out west.