Government

Bowing to criticism, Southampton may look to downsize mixed-use development
Bonnie Verbitsky of Bridgehampton Action Now, a group that formed in opposition to the Bridgehampton gateway project, spoke of environmental and traffic concerns at a hearing Tuesday night before the Southampton Town Board. Taylor K. Vecsey
A proposal for the properties across the street from the Bridgehampton Commons is different from most other planned development districts in that it was the town, not the developer, that initiated it.David E. Rattray

To consider ‘coastal resiliency’ over long term
Georgica Pond in East Hampton, which has remained open to the ocean for much of February, will increasingly be inundated as sea level rises. Morgan McGivern


Endorsed two projects aimed at restoring Georgica Pond to health
Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University sought and received the East Hampton Town Trustees’ endorsement of a proposal to remove macroalgae from Georgica Pond. Christopher Walsh



Steven A. Cohen’s fence will receive full planning board hearing
A fence Steven A. Cohen had built in front of his renovated building on Pantigo Road, East Hampton, was the subject of a planning board discussion on Feb. 9. T.E. McMorrow

Taxi licensing would be extended to other on on-call transportation

Focus is on business needs and community desires