Recent Stories: Government

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee was poised to screen its final candidate to run for town board last night, just days after officially endorsing Gerard Larsen for one of the two seats.

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee was poised to screen its final candidate to run for town board last night, just days after officially endorsing Gerard Larsen for one of the two seats.

Mr. Larsen, known as Jerry, was until recently the East Hampton Village police chief. He retired in late December after 13 years in the position and 32 years with the department.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 23, 2017
A decades-long East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department practice of reusing industrial metal barrels for trash cans in public places has been halted after an employee, who felt ill after clearing barrels of chemical residue, raised questions about it.

A decades-long East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department practice of reusing industrial metal barrels for trash cans in public places has been halted after an employee, who felt ill after clearing barrels of chemical residue, raised questions about it.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 16, 2017
East Hampton Town is continuing its focus on achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy, and an expected $100,000 state grant will give a boost to those efforts.

East Hampton Town is continuing its focus on achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy, and an expected $100,000 state grant will give a boost to those efforts.

Christopher Walsh
March 16, 2017
Six weeks after several baymen insisted that Accabonac Harbor had to be dredged, and quickly, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed on Monday to hire Patrick Bistrian, an East Hampton excavation contractor, to get the work done. Excavation began yesterday.

Six weeks after several baymen insisted that Accabonac Harbor had to be dredged, and quickly, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed on Monday to hire Patrick Bistrian, an East Hampton excavation contractor, to get the work done. Excavation began yesterday. 

Joanne Pilgrim
March 16, 2017
A settlement has been reached between East Hampton Town and Jay Jacobs, an owner of the Hampton Country Day Camp in East Hampton, who was cited by East Hampton Town for using a house he owns at 17 Ocean Boulevard in East Hampton as a dormitory for camp staff.

A settlement has been reached between East Hampton Town and Jay Jacobs, an owner of the Hampton Country Day Camp in East Hampton, who was cited by East Hampton Town for using a house he owns at 17 Ocean Boulevard in East Hampton as a dormitory for camp staff. 

Christopher Walsh
March 16, 2017
More than 150 people crowded into Clinton Academy in East Hampton last Thursday for a look at the future of electricity generation, as representatives of Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island company, presented its recently approved plan to construct a wind farm 30 miles offshore.

More than 150 people crowded into Clinton Academy in East Hampton last Thursday for a look at the future of electricity generation, as representatives of Deepwater Wind, a Rhode Island company, presented its recently approved plan to construct a wind farm 30 miles offshore. 

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
Local Government Briefs

East Hampton Town

Resident Parking Only

New parking regulations along Landing Lane in Springs, a dead end on Accabonac Harbor that is often used by companies renting paddleboards and kayaks, will restrict parking to residents with permits.

Judy D’Mello
March 16, 2017
Walker Bragman, 28, is spearheading a rally against drug addiction and a call for more teen space at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.

Tonight, Walker Bragman has promised, “the town board will be delivered a strong message.” 

Mr. Bragman, 28, is spearheading a rally against drug addiction called The Kids Need a Space, to be held at 6 this evening in front of Town Hall, half an hour before the East Hampton Town Board begins its regular Thursday-night meeting there.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 13, 2017
With ominous weather expected to descend on the Northeast overnight, officials are gearing up for what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said will be "a massive storm."

With ominous weather expected to descend on the Northeast overnight, officials are gearing up for what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said will be "a massive storm." Many local government offices will be closed on Tuesday, and some schools have begun announcing closures.

Star Staff
March 13, 2017
As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Tuesday, the event cancellations and business closures have begun.

As the South Fork braces for a snowstorm Tuesday, cancellations and business closures are already being announced. The Star will keep a running list below, but we'll need your help. Please email announcements and information to TKV@ehstar.com for meetings and other events that have been canceled or postponed. 

Government

Joanne Pilgrim
March 9, 2017
East Hampton Town followed through this week on its promise to take the fight over local control of the East Hampton Airport all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

East Hampton Town followed through this week on its promise to take the fight over local control of the East Hampton Airport all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 9, 2017
The Southampton Town Board is closing in on a much-anticipated pedestrian and traffic safety analysis of Bridgehampton’s Main Street.

The Southampton Town Board is closing in on a much-anticipated pedestrian and traffic safety analysis of Bridgehampton’s Main Street. During a work session last Thursday, the board discussed how best to fund a study, and while the town comptroller was not able to find money from the source some board members would have preferred, funding has been identified.

Star Staff
March 9, 2017

Southampton Town

Shelving the C of O Update

Joanne Pilgrim
March 9, 2017
Improvements to septic waste systems in downtown Montauk, in order to limit the release of pollutants that could have a negative effect on ground and surface waters, including Fort Pond, were a topic this week at a meeting of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee.

Improvements to septic waste systems in downtown Montauk, in order to limit the release of pollutants that could have a negative effect on ground and surface waters, including Fort Pond, were a topic this week at a meeting of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 9, 2017
The November election in East Hampton Town, when seats for East Hampton Town supervisor and at least two town board members will be open for takers, is on the minds of a number of would-be candidates, including some new to town politics.

The November election in East Hampton Town, when seats for East Hampton Town supervisor and at least two town board members will be open for takers, is on the minds of a number of would-be candidates, including some new to town politics.

T.E. McMorrow
March 9, 2017
The facility primarily serves wealthy clients with drug addiction problems, while also offering grants to other residents with similar issues. It opened for business in November 2010, and within a year was met by opposition from neighbors.

The controversial residential drug treatment facility called the Dunes, at 26 Bull Run in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods, took center stage at the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night. The hearing, however, turned out to be just another act in a very long play, the end of which is still not in sight.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 6, 2017
The state has launched a $1.5 million program enabling residents to test for lead in their drinking water free of charge.

The state has launched a $1.5 million program enabling residents to test for lead in their drinking water free of charge. 

Christopher Walsh
March 2, 2017

The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee elected Ilissa Meyer to serve as co-chairwoman with Jeanne Frankl, its longtime leader, last week. Ms. Frankl will retire following the Nov. 7 election.

The committee also elected Afton DiSunno as treasurer at its Feb. 22 meeting.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 2, 2017
The Town of East Hampton is auctioning off items deemed as surplus through an online auction that is open until March 13.

The Town of East Hampton is auctioning off items deemed as surplus through an online auction that is open until March 20. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 2, 2017
Bridgehampton residents want South­­­ampton Town officials to tighten the reins on the owners of a horse farm who are looking for retroactive planning board approval of work done without permission.

Bridgehampton residents want South­­­ampton Town officials to tighten the reins on the owners of a horse farm who are looking for retroactive planning board approval of work done without permission.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 2, 2017
A plan to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along Bridgehampton’s Main Street is moving ahead, albeit slowly.

A plan to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along Bridgehampton’s Main Street is moving ahead, albeit slowly.

Christopher Walsh
March 2, 2017
A proposed expansion of the community oyster garden that was launched in Three Mile Harbor last year took a step forward on Monday when the East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously to put in motion a process that would double the size of that garden while establishing another in Hog Creek.

A proposed expansion of the community oyster garden that was launched in Three Mile Harbor last year took a step forward on Monday when the East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously to put in motion a process that would double the size of that garden while establishing another in Hog Creek.

Christopher Walsh
March 2, 2017
Representative Lee Zeldin answered questions from several constituents in a “telephone town hall” last Thursday, following the cancellation of an April in-person event at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

Representative Lee Zeldin answered questions from several constituents in a “telephone town hall” last Thursday, following the cancellation of an April in-person event at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

T.E. McMorrow
February 28, 2017
The site plan review for a controversial proposal to build a car wash at East Gate Road and Montauk Highway in Wainscott has been pulled from the Wednesday night East Hampton Town Planning Board agenda at the request of the applicant, James Golden.

The site plan review for a controversial proposal to build a car wash at East Gate Road and Montauk Highway in Wainscott, at the site of a former nightclub, has been pulled from the Wednesday night East Hampton Town Planning Board agenda at the request of the applicant, James Golden.