Recent Stories: Government

Joanne Pilgrim
January 19, 2017
Clean water, both to drink and in ponds and bays, is high on the 2017 agenda for local and state lawmakers.

Clean water, both to drink and in ponds and bays, is high on the 2017 agenda for local and state lawmakers.

Christopher Walsh
January 19, 2017
Town supervisor says he will not seek a third term.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term.

The announcement was made to members of the media who had been invited to join him at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in East Hampton. Mr. Cantwell, a Democrat, said that after weighing his options over the holidays, he decided he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Star Staff
January 19, 2017
Parking along Landing Lane in Springs, which leads to an Accabonac Harbor access used by paddleboarding and kayaking businesses, could be restricted to those with town parking permits, both resident and nonresident, according to an East Hampton Town Board discussion this week.

East Hampton Town

Launch-Site Parking at Issue

Christopher Walsh
January 13, 2017
Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term in the November election.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term.

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
In an unusually lively first meeting of the year, the East Hampton Town Trustees heard an appeal from Sara Davison, executive director of the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, for permission to conduct a survey of the pond’s marine life.

In an unusually lively first meeting of the year, the East Hampton Town Trustees heard an appeal from Sara Davison, executive director of the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, for permission to conduct a survey of the pond’s marine life. The trustees also reappointed Francis Bock as clerk, or presiding officer, without dissent. Mr.

Christopher Walsh
January 12, 2017
The winds of change blew stronger on Tuesday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the goal of 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power to be harvested annually by 2030.

The winds of change blew stronger on Tuesday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the goal of 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power to be harvested annually by 2030, enough to power 1.25 million residences.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017

East Hampton Town

Building Code Revisions

After holding hearings on changes to the town building code, the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday approved several revisions, including one that would reduce the size of houses that can be built throughout the town.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
Jay Jacobs, chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee and an owner of the Hampton Country Day Camp in East Hampton, who had challenged the East Hampton Town Code’s limits on the number of people sharing a house as unconstitutional, lost his motion to dismiss a town case against the camp in State Supreme Court, Riverhead, last month.

Jay Jacobs, chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee and an owner of the Hampton Country Day Camp in East Hampton, who had challenged the East Hampton Town Code’s limits on the number of people sharing a house as unconstitutional, lost his motion to dismiss a town case against the camp in State Supreme Court, Riverhead, last month.

T.E. McMorrow
January 12, 2017
Gina Bradley, the owner of Paddle Diva, is taking on the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, challenging the board’s ruling that its paddle-boarding classes, held at the Shagwong Marina in East Hampton, as well as its rental and sale of boards, are illegal under the town code.

Gina Bradley, the owner of Paddle Diva, is taking on the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, challenging the board’s ruling that its paddle-boarding classes, held at the Shagwong Marina in East Hampton, as well as its rental and sale of boards, are illegal under the town code.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
A 3,100-foot-long sandbag sea wall installed last year by the Army Corps of Engineers on the downtown Montauk beach is included in the latest edition of “Wastebook,” an annual survey of “government pork and boondoggles” produced by Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

A 3,100-foot-long sandbag sea wall installed last year by the Army Corps of Engineers on the downtown Montauk beach is included in the latest edition of “Wastebook,” an annual survey of “government pork and boondoggles” by Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Star Staff
January 12, 2017
The quality of the Long Island water supply will be the topic of a program on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

The quality of the Long Island water supply will be the topic of a program on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. The session will be the first of a Suffolk County Water Authority 10-year public education initiative focusing on groundwater quality.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 5, 2017
A recent Moody’s credit rating upgrade, to the Aa1 category, restores East Hampton to its highest credit rating ever.

“The overall state of the town is good, with positive progress on many fronts, and much more work to be done,” Supervisor Larry Cantwell said Tuesday at the East Hampton Town Board’s first meeting of the new year.

Christopher Walsh
January 5, 2017
As the 115th Congress was sworn in Tuesday morning, more than 60 voters from the North and South Forks visited the Riverhead office of Representative Lee Zeldin, who was re-elected in November to serve a second term.

As the 115th Congress was sworn in Tuesday morning, more than 60 voters from the North and South Forks visited the Riverhead office of Representative Lee Zeldin, who was re-elected in November to serve a second term. Their message was one of “extreme concerns” regarding the incoming administration of Donald Trump as well as Congress.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 5, 2017
The filming permits issued by East Hampton Town to producers, filmmakers, and still photographers seeking to use local sites for TV shows, movies, and ads are expected to take center stage before the town board in the coming days of this new year.

The filming permits issued by East Hampton Town to producers, filmmakers, and still photographers seeking to use local sites for TV shows, movies, and ads are expected to take center stage before the town board in the coming days of this new year.

Christopher Walsh
January 5, 2017

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will celebrate the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump and Mike Pence as president and vice president of the United States with a party at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 3, 2017
Randall Parsons, a former Democratic East Hampton Town Councilman from 1980 through '87, was appointed this week to serve a seven-year term on the East Hampton Town Planning Board, through December 2023.

Randall Parsons, a former Democratic East Hampton Town Councilman from 1980 through '87, was appointed this week to serve a seven-year term on the East Hampton Town Planning Board, through December 2023.

Mr. Parsons will replace Reed Jones, who had served as the board's chairman, and whose term has expired. He was appointed by former Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson.

Christopher Walsh
December 29, 2016
Commercial fishermen on the draggers seen offshore last week took advantage of calmer seas and the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s raising of the daily limit on fluke.

Commercial fishermen on the draggers seen offshore last week took advantage of calmer seas and the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s raising of the daily limit on fluke from 70 to 210 pounds. The higher limit was in effect from Dec.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 29, 2016
Proposed changes to the East Hampton Town building code will be the subject of hearings before the town board at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall next Thursday.

Proposed changes to the East Hampton Town building code will be the subject of hearings before the town board at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall next Thursday. It is the second time revisions will be aired, after comments at an earlier hearing prompted some revisions.

T.E. McMorrow
December 29, 2016
A request from the owners of one of the last undeveloped beachfront parcels on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett to add a second story to an already approved one-story residence was denied on Dec. 13, at the year’s final meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

A request from the owners of one of the last undeveloped beachfront parcels on Marine Boulevard in Amagansett to add a second story to an already approved one-story residence was denied on Dec. 13, at the year’s final meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 29, 2016
With the new year approaching, East Hampton Town officials have looked ahead to the $4.6 million they estimate the town will receive annually from the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund for water quality improvement, or $152 million over the life of the program.

With the new year approaching, East Hampton Town officials have looked ahead to the $4.6 million they estimate the town will receive annually from the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund for water quality improvement, or $152 million over the life of the program.

Christopher Walsh
December 22, 2016
A rally hosted by environmental groups, elected officials, labor unions, and civic organizations drew more than 100 people to the Long Island Power Authority’s headquarters in Uniondale on Tuesday.

A rally hosted by environmental groups, elected officials, labor unions, and civic organizations drew more than 100 people to the Long Island Power Authority’s headquarters in Uniondale on Tuesday. Participants sought to build momentum for offshore wind and other renewable, emission-free energy sources.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 22, 2016
A 25-acre tract of land in the Buckskill area of East Hampton will be purchased and preserved by East Hampton Town, and could become a recreation destination, according to a vote of the town board last Thursday.

A 25-acre tract of land in the Buckskill area of East Hampton will be purchased and preserved by East Hampton Town, and could become a recreation destination, according to a vote of the town board last Thursday. The $8.6 million purchase of land fronting on Buckskill Road and Towhee Trail was approved after a hearing.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 22, 2016

East Hampton Town

Organizational Meeting

The East Hampton Town Board will hold its 2017 organizational meeting at Town Hall at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3, just before a work session.

 

Seeking a Perennial Garden

Christopher Walsh
December 22, 2016

A small step toward curtailing the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Town of East Hampton was taken this month when the Suffolk County Department of Public Works agreed to work with the town trustees and other town officials to that end.