Recent Stories: Government

Christopher Walsh
Carissa Katz
May 21, 2015

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, a Democrat, has won the endorsement of the East Hampton Independence Party for a second run.

Christopher Walsh
May 21, 2015
Owners of large properties in East Hampton Village gave no quarter in their collective denunciation of the graduated formulas the village has proposed for limiting the square footage of houses and accessory structures.

Owners of large properties in East Hampton Village, many of them communicating through attorneys, gave no quarter in their collective denunciation of the graduated formulas the village has proposed for limiting the square footage of houses and accessory structures according to the size of the lots they sit on. 

T.E. McMorrow
May 21, 2015
After recent contentious public hearings, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals rejected several applications.

After recent contentious public hearings, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals rejected applications from the owners of two mobile homes on the oceanfront in the Montauk Shores Condominiums at Ditch Plain and another from the owner of a lot with two houses on it between Indian Wells Highway and Further Court in Amagansett.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 21, 2015
The East Hampton Town Board is preparing to revise the town code to prohibit new motel-based bars and restaurants in residential zones.

In response to the recent transformation, particularly in Montauk, of motel bars and restaurants into popular stand-alone destinations, the East Hampton Town Board is preparing to revise the town code to prohibit new motel-based bars and restaurants in residential zones.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 20, 2015
A mental health provider inappropriately charged more than $150,000 to the state Office of Mental Health, according to the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

A mental health provider inappropriately charged more than $150,000 to the state Office of Mental Health, including for a "booze and sunset cruise" at a conference that was held at the Montauk Yacht Club Resort and Marina, according to the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 18, 2015
Federal judge wants more time to consider the raminifcations of East Hampton’s new restrictions on helicopters and other noisy aircraft.

It will be another three weeks before a federal judge decides whether new access restrictions at East Hampton Airport can take effect. In the meantime, it will be business as usual at the airport.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 14, 2015

East Hampton Town

New Summer Event Fees

Christopher Walsh
May 14, 2015
Tom Knobel, the chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee and a former member of the town board and town trustees, intends to challenge the incumbent, Larry Cantwell.

Tom Knobel, the chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee and a former member of the town board and town trustees, intends to challenge the incumbent, Larry Cantwell, for the position of town supervisor in the election in November. The Republican committee, which screened candidates last night, will vote on Tuesday.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 14, 2015

Signs prohibiting parking along Dolphin Drive on Napeague, which were removed after a parking ban had been posted there for years, will go back up, according to a resolution passed by the East Hampton Town Board last week.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 14, 2015
The East Hampton Town Board set penalties for violating new laws restricting the use of East Hampton Town Airport last Thursday night despite challengers’ request for a temporary restraining order.

Although three new laws restricting the use of East Hampton Town Airport have been challenged in court — with a hearing Monday on the challengers’ request for a temporary restraining order — the East Hampton Town Board set penalties for violating those laws after holding a hearing last Thursday night.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 14, 2015

In the past year and a quarter, East Hampton Town has kept spending down, reduced costs, and accrued surplus in its various budget funds, Len Bernard, the town’s budget officer, told the town board last week.

Christopher Walsh
May 14, 2015

The scarcity of parking in Amagansett’s commercial district, along with potential remedies and enforcement, were primary topics of discussion at the hamlet’s citizens advisory committee on Monday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 13, 2015
There's a three-way race for Sag Harbor Village Justice, and two are vying for the the title of mayor.

The ballots are set for the upcoming election in Sag Harbor Village, where four seats are up for grabs. 

Christopher Walsh
May 12, 2015
The East Hampton Village Board's tentative 2015-16 budget, unveiled last Thursday, includes money to extend its paid emergency medical services program so that a first responder can be on staff around the clock seven days a week.

The East Hampton Village Board's tentative 2015-16 budget, unveiled last Thursday, includes money to extend its paid emergency medical services program so that a first responder can be on staff around the clock seven days a week.

Christopher Walsh
May 8, 2015
The State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday that due to the detection of a marine biotoxin the harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods, such as whelks, conchs, and moon snails, was temporarily prohibited in approximately 3,900 acres in the Town of Southampton.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday that due to the detection of a marine biotoxin the harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods, such as whelks, conchs, and moon snails, was temporarily prohibited in approximately 3,900 acres in the Town of Southampton.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 8, 2015
New high-voltage electric transmission lines that run through narrow residential streets of East Hampton Village could be removed and instead installed underground, according to a recent proposal by PSEG Long Island.

New high-voltage electric transmission lines that run through narrow residential streets of East Hampton Village could be removed and instead installed underground, according to a recent proposal by PSEG Long Island, the utility company that installed them.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 7, 2015
A court hearing will be held next Thursday on a bid by helicopter and aviation companies and a group called Friends of the East Hampton Airport to block the East Hampton Town Board from implementing an overnight curfew.

A hearing will be held next Thursday at United States District Court in Central Islip on a bid by helicopter and aviation companies and a group called Friends of the East Hampton Airport to block the East Hampton Town Board from implementing an overnight curfew and restrictions on helicopters and other noisy aircraft.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 7, 2015
A 150-foot cellular communications pole erected several weeks ago behind the Springs Fire Department building on Fort Pond Boulevard has angered neighbors.

A 150-foot cellular communications pole erected several weeks ago behind the Springs Fire Department building on Fort Pond Boulevard has angered neighbors, who say they were not told about it. According to Patrick Glennon, the Springs Fire District’s chief commissioner, its purpose is to enhance radio and pager communications for fire and ambulance personnel.

Christopher Walsh
May 7, 2015
A pilot project aimed at reducing the flow of nitrogen into surface waters would see the installation of a permeable reactive barrier at the head of Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton.

A pilot project aimed at reducing the flow of nitrogen into surface waters would see the installation of a permeable reactive barrier at the head of Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. 

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015

The twice-monthly meetings of the East Hampton Town Trustees may soon be recorded and broadcast on LTV, East Hampton’s public access television station.

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015
Alexander Peters of Amagansett, who owns 3.5 acres of vacant land atop the Stony Hill aquifer there and wants to sell the parcel to the Town of East Hampton but has been stymied by a 20-year-old deed giving others a right of first refusal, said this week that a recent development may support his cause.

Alexander Peters of Amagansett, who owns 3.5 acres of vacant land atop the Stony Hill aquifer there and wants to sell the parcel to the Town of East Hampton but has been stymied by a 20-year-old deed giving others a right of first refusal, said this week that a recent development may support his cause.

T.E. McMorrow
April 30, 2015
A controversial proposal for Duryea’s Dock in Montauk — to remove all the structures on the site and replace them with a restaurant and an open deck with a total capacity of 353 patrons — was tabled on April 22 before the East Hampton Town Planning Board could consider it.

A controversial proposal for Duryea’s Dock in Montauk — to remove all the structures on the site and replace them with a restaurant and an open deck with a total capacity of 353 patrons — was tabled on April 22 before the East Hampton Town Planning Board could consider it.

Christopher Walsh
April 30, 2015
A group largely consisting of young Latino adults who are determined to both live on the South Fork and participate in the political process have organized a monthly meeting at which they can discuss the issues important to them and their peers.

A group largely consisting of young Latino adults who are determined to both live on the South Fork and participate in the political process have organized a monthly meeting at which they can discuss the issues important to them and their peers.

Star staff
April 30, 2015
Find out what's happening on the political front.

Seeking Independence Party Candidates

The East Hampton Independence Party will screen candidates for the Nov. 3 election on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 pm. at the community hall of the senior citizens housing complex at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.