New initiatives take on a pressing problem: the nitrogen from septic waste
County Legislator Bridget Fleming, center, was among the officials who support County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposal for a referendum to tax water bills to create a water pollution abatement fund. Suffolk County Executive’s Office

Napeague data may solve mystery, aid restoration

The size of a house in the village will now be tied to the size of the property

In addition to designating the beach private, the sign asserts a prohibition on vehicles, driving, fires, and fishing.
The East Hampton Town Trustees say that the sign on the beach at Barnes Landing in Amagansett is misleading. The area below the high-water line is public land, the trustees say, and fishing is therefore an allowable activity. Morgan McGivern

The negotiated agreement is described in a memo to the planning board
Cyril's Fish House, which has been a traffic-stopping hot spot, has agreed to limit the number of customers at the road-side bar and restaurant at one time. David E. Rattray

A “full steam ahead” plan
Montauk’s Second House, built to house one of the keepers of stock that once grazed surrounding pastureland, will undergo a historically accurate restoration. Janis Hewitt

A state-designated “climate smart community”
East Hampton Town Hall Christine Sampson

Local Government Notes

The 7-Eleven that opened in 2010 in Montauk was reportedly the nation’s busiest in a chain of almost 8,000 stores in 2014
Speaking before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, Gregory R. Alvarez of the Amato Law Group counted off the reasons why he believes the former Villa Prince Ristorante in Amagansett does not require site plan review before it can be converted into a 7-Eleven. T.E. McMorrow