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Attorney says food cart request may be pulled
The Surf Lodge
The Surf Lodge is appealing the senior building inspector, Tom Preiato’s, determination that the food cart and the covered wait service area, back right, are an expansion of a nonconforming use. Both structures require a natural resources special permit and a variance since Fort Pond is at the edge of the deck. Morgan McGivern

Fire at Cozy Cabins spread too quickly for a tenant to be saved
The shell of Cabin 11 at the Cozy Cabins
The shell of Cabin 11 at the Cozy Cabins complex in Wainscott in which William Bauer, 78, died in a ball of fire Friday T.E. McMorrow

Seaward property lines threaten public access
East Hampton Town and Village are cracking down on sand fences when they are placed to extend private property
East Hampton Town and Village are cracking down on sand fences when they are placed to extend private property, in the guise of growing dunes, onto public beach. Russell Drumm

Want more study before quick sale of town plant
Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby
Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby called for more deliberation over what to do with the town’s scavenger waste plant during a discussion on Tuesday. Morgan McGivern

School turns to community as it looks to trim costs and programs in 2012-13

The East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals is considering an application to tear down and rebuild a house on Mulford Lane in Amagansett
The East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals is considering an application to tear down and rebuild a house on Mulford Lane in Amagansett, along with the construction of a rock revetment to prevent further erosion. Morgan McGivern

A Texas family gave full rein to their architect and designers
Conrad and Josie Goerl’s East Hampton house
Conrad and Josie Goerl’s East Hampton house, a 13,800-square-foot model of green energy and custom design. Durell Godfrey

Changes in school leadership, curriculum stoke parents’ frustration
The Ross School
Recent changes in curriculum and administration at the Ross School, that have both parents and students confused led to a meeting on Jan. 27 with Courtney Ross, the school’s founder and primary benefactor. Morgan McGivern

Lawsuit could have broad implications
Tom Ferreira
Tom Ferreira, outside his house on Navy Road in July of 2010, says the town illegally removed vehicles from his property, added the $19,700 hauling cost to his taxes, then placed a lien on his property when he couldn’t pay. Morgan McGivern

Now, placement could be regulated, too