Recent Stories: Lake Montauk

Joanne Pilgrim
April 3, 2014
Some of East Hampton Town’s efforts to preserve land have taken a new tack lately, honing in on environmentally sensitive or threatened areas and seeking to prevent development or even remove houses

Some of East Hampton Town’s efforts to preserve land have taken a new tack lately, homing in on environmentally sensitive or threatened areas and seeking to prevent development or even remove houses.

Russell Drumm
August 18, 2011
Health Department looks for contaminants by popular Lake Montauk beach at Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinsons request.

    On Tuesday morning, a public health sanitarian from the County Health Department went to the south end of Lake Montauk to test the water at the popular beach there, as well as the water in two streams that enter the lake nearby.

Janis Hewitt
July 21, 2011

    A motion by the Town of East Hampton to throw out a case filed against it by the Ellis family over establishing further access to Lake Montauk was dismissed by New York State Supreme Court Justice W. Gerard Asher on June 28.
    Harry Ellis sued after the town attempted to clear a parcel just south of his house on East Lake Drive in Montauk and open it to the public. “I didn’t want to file a suit against the town that would cost the taxpayers money, but the gun was put to my head,” he said.

Russell Drumm
April 28, 2011
The wheels were spinning and there were lots of ideas about improving water and habitat quality, but the 21 people who attended the second meeting of the ad hoc Lake Montauk Watershed Committee agreed after a lengthy discussion that traction was...
Janis Hewitt
April 7, 2011
The former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is seeking a natural resources permit and a variance to extend the dock and legalize an existing boatlift.