To Consider Lights and Space

    The East Hampton Town Board will hold a hearing next Thursday on a $60,000 project designed to correct problems with the streetlights in downtown Montauk. The lights, which meet dark-sky friendly standards, have become dimmer over time, prompting complaints to the board that it is difficult to see in the downtown area at night.

    According to Councilman Dominick Stanzione, the globes on the fixtures have been weathered by the elements, causing the problem, and will be the only thing that will be changed.

    The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Two other hearings to be held next Thursday will be on proposed property purchases for open space. The town is considering buying just under three acres on Quality Row in Springs. It is owned by Dana Roman and would cost $575,000, to be paid by the community preservation fund.
The second proposed purchase is of a third of an acre at 8 Soak Hides Road in East Hampton, for $190,000, also through the community preservation fund. Several structures on the site would be removed. The land is owned by Carl Lipomi.