The First Flush

The saga about building the thing has gone on for more than 12 years

Dare we say it? Amagansett shoppers will soon have a place to pee. With a long-sought Suffolk County Health Department okay finally in hand, the town has begun work on a public restroom in the hamlet’s downtown parking lot. This might not seem like much, but considering that the saga about building the thing has gone on for more than 12 years, is big news. 

Of course, there have been more than a few times previously when construction was believed to be imminent, so it might be prudent to wait for East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell or whomever to make the ceremonial first flush before breaking out the champagne. There’s no saying yet just when that might actually be.