Recent Stories: Government

Joanne Pilgrim
August 27, 2015
The question of whether East Hampton Town should continue to bar bedrooms in basements with tighter rules than those in place under the New York State building code was discussed at Town Hall last week.

The question of whether East Hampton Town should continue to bar bedrooms in basements with tighter rules than those in place under the New York State building code was discussed at Town Hall last week.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 27, 2015
Two lots on Squaw Road in East Hampton will be bought by East Hampton Town from the Nature Conservancy, following a vote of the town board last Thursday night.

Two lots on Squaw Road in East Hampton will be bought by East Hampton Town from the Nature Conservancy, following a vote of the town board last Thursday night.

T.E. McMorrow
August 27, 2015
Supreme Court Justice dismissed a countersuit by the restaurant’s lawyers, Jordan & LeVerrier, against the town, which sought damages in connection with an ongoing lawsuit the town has brought against Cyril’s.

Cyril’s Fish House, the ever popular and ever controversial roadside bar on Napeague, is back in the news.

Christopher Walsh
August 27, 2015
Owing to the continued presence of cyanobacteria, Georgica Pond will remain closed to the harvesting of crabs, the East Hampton Town Trustees determined at their meeting on Tuesday.

Owing to the continued presence of cyanobacteria, Georgica Pond will remain closed to the harvesting of crabs, the East Hampton Town Trustees determined at their meeting on Tuesday.

Christopher Walsh
August 27, 2015
Relations between officials of East Hampton Village and the East Hampton Town Trustees, which have been strained by disagreements over garbage cans on the village’s ocean beaches, have been mended.

Relations between officials of East Hampton Village and the East Hampton Town Trustees, which have been strained by disagreements over garbage cans on the village’s ocean beaches, have been mended.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 20, 2015
East Hampton Town’s deer management advisory committee has recommended increased deer hunting on town lands here in order to thin the deer herd.

East Hampton Town’s deer management advisory committee has recommended increased deer hunting on town lands here in order to thin the deer herd, but wildlife advocates are questioning the effects of deer on the environment and asking for better data.

Britta Lokting
August 20, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to arrive at East Hampton Airport in plenty of time for a Saturday fund-raiser, the first of four events in the Hamptons.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to arrive at East Hampton Airport tomorrow in plenty of time for a Saturday fund-raiser, the first of four events in the Hamptons, and to join former President Bill Clinton, who arrived on Sunday for a two-week vacation at the same house they rented in Amagansett last August.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 20, 2015

A Napeague resident has sued the town to prevent parking across the street from his house on Dolphin Drive, alongside a town-owned nature preserve.

T.E. McMorrow
August 20, 2015

The owner of a house at 49 Gannet Drive in Montauk, Eileen Alvaliotis of Massapequa, has received citations from East Hampton Town alleging overcrowding and excessive turnover. She was in Town Justice Court Monday to be arraigned on a total of 27 charges.

T.E. McMorrow
August 13, 2015
A proposed subdivision at 10 Roberts Lane in East Hampton appeared to die a quick death on Aug. 5, during a preliminary review before the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

A proposed subdivision at 10 Roberts Lane in East Hampton appeared to die a quick death on Aug. 5, during a preliminary review before the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

The proposal involves 3.4 acres owned by Madelyn Ewing, in a district zoned for two-acre lots. Ms. Ewing wants to create two lots, the smaller being 1.4 acres.

Star Staff
August 13, 2015
A hearing on a longstanding proposal to put a canopy over the Citgo station pumps on Montauk Main Street happens Thursday at 6 p.m.

The East Hampton Town Architectural Review Board will hold a public hearing Thursday night at 6 at Town Hall on a longstanding proposal to put a canopy over the Citgo station pumps on Montauk Main Street. Richard P. Meyers Jr., chairman of the board, is hoping to hear from Montauk residents.

T.E. McMorrow
August 13, 2015
Two applications before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals brought out strong opposition during public hearings on Aug. 4, in a session that seemed to raise questions that remained unanswered.

Two applications before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals brought out strong opposition during public hearings on Aug. 4, in a session that seemed to raise questions that remained unanswered.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 13, 2015
A lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island, filed by a group of East Hampton residents who claim the installation of a high-voltage transmission line through their neighborhoods is harmful to property values and their health and safety, will move forward on several fronts, in keeping with a July 23 court decision.

A lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island, filed by a group of East Hampton residents who claim the installation of a high-voltage transmission line through their neighborhoods is harmful to property values and their health and safety, will move forward on several fronts, in keeping with a July 23 court decision.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 13, 2015
East Hampton Town’s proposed purchase of two waterfront lots on Squaw Road in Springs, 1.6 acres in all, and the removal of two houses there so that the land can be returned to its natural condition, has aroused opposition.

East Hampton Town’s proposed purchase of two waterfront lots on Squaw Road in Springs, 1.6 acres in all, and the removal of two houses there so that the land can be returned to its natural condition, has aroused opposition. The site was owned by the late Robert Olson.

T.E. McMorrow
August 13, 2015
An 18-year-old former counselor at Hampton Country Day Camp who stayed in the Ocean Boulevard house that was raided last week described on Monday the conditions she lived in.

Two directors at an East Hampton summer camp were charged with multiple safety and crowding violations on Aug. 5 after the town executed a search warrant of a staff house at 17 Ocean Boulevard in East Hampton.

Christopher Walsh
August 13, 2015

The tangled issues of a public restroom, the scarcity of parking, a hamlet study, a proposed rental registry, and the creation of a transportation hub occupied the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee at its meeting on Monday.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 13, 2015
As a clampdown on what Montauk residents have described as out-of-control partying in their hamlet continues this summer, Drew Doscher, an owner of the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, a focus of numerous complaints, has sued East Hampton Town and Thomas Baker, a town fire marshal, for $2 million in damages.

As a clampdown on what Montauk residents have described as out-of-control partying in their hamlet continues this summer, Drew Doscher, an owner of the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, a focus of numerous complaints, has sued East Hampton Town and Thomas Baker, a town fire marshal, for $2 million in damages.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 11, 2015
In an effort to address a dangerous situation caused by patrons of the Surf Lodge parking along South Edgemere Street and then walking alongside and sometimes in the road, the East Hampton Town Board voted Thursday to ban parking on the west side of the road from north of the club to Elwell Street.

In an effort to address a dangerous situation caused by patrons of the Surf Lodge parking along South Edgemere Street, and then walking alongside and sometimes in the road to and from the club, the East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to establish a no-parking zone in the area.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 10, 2015
Fires on the beaches in East Hampton Town will have to be built inside of metal containers rather than directly on the sand according to a new law approved by the town board on Thursday.

Fires on the beaches in East Hampton Town will have to be built inside of metal containers rather than directly on the sand according to a new law approved by the town board on Thursday.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 6, 2015
State lawmakers have approved a bill that would extend the life of the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund and would allow the five East End towns to seek approval from voters to use a portion of it for water quality improvement projects.

State lawmakers have approved a bill that would extend the life of the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund and would allow the five East End towns to seek approval from voters to use a portion of it for water quality improvement projects. The preservation fund has provided more than $1 billion for land preservation on the North and South Forks since it was established in 1999.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 6, 2015
Twenty-one citations for violating East Hampton Town’s new curfew on nighttime landings at East Hampton Airport have been issued since the law went into effect earlier this summer.

Twenty-one citations for violating East Hampton Town’s new curfew on nighttime landings at East Hampton Airport have been issued since the law went into effect earlier this summer, Jemille Charlton, the airport manager, reported this week.

Christopher Walsh
August 6, 2015

Less than a month after two dogs that swam in Fort Pond in Montauk experienced gastrointestinal illness, the State Department of Environmental Conservation reported a persistent bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in the pond and cautioned against swimming or wading in it. Pets and children should also be kept away from the water, according to the D.E.C.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 6, 2015
The idea of allowing cars from outside the area to park along streets in their neighborhood continues to rankle residents of the area, a small square of streets bordered by Montauk Highway and the Atlantic Ocean on Napeague.

The idea of allowing cars from outside the area to park along streets in their neighborhood continues to rankle residents of the area, a small square of streets bordered by Montauk Highway and the Atlantic Ocean on Napeague,  with one charging on Tuesday that the town was making a calculated attempt to open the area up for additional public access to the ocean beaches.

Star Staff
August 5, 2015
After a Wednesday raid, East Hampton Town officials alleged that the Hampton Country Day Camp stuffed 25 counselors into a legally four-bedroom house amid squalid conditions.

Two directors at an East Hampton children's summer camp were charged with multiple safety and crowding violations on Wednesday after a search of a staff house at 17 Ocean Boulevard in East Hampton.