The toxic element made infamous by Erin Brockovich's fight against Pacific Gas and Electric and labeled carcinogenic by the federal Department of Health and Human Services has been found in 93 percent of Suffolk County Water Authority Wells, including a number in East Hampton.
East Hampton Town and the town trustees have lost their appeal of a State Supreme Court decision against granting summary judgment in two lawsuits seeking to prohibit vehicles on two stretches of the ocean beach at Napeague.
Dozens of residents of the South Fork’s easternmost hamlet gathered last week for a slate of workshops as planning consultants sought to pin down a “consensus vision for the future of Montauk,” as Peter Flinker, a principal in the firm Dodson and Flinker, put it.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod, became the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean through designation by President Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.
The Bridgehampton School, constructed in 1939, is the only local school to have never undergone a major building expansion. It has instead used a handful of portable buildings, which were added more than 40 years ago.
While negotiations are ongoing between the Village of Sag Harbor and the owners of property where the village would like to create a waterfront park — to the south of the North Haven bridge —Greystone Development, the Manhattan real estate company that owns the land, has brought a nearby project for 11 condominiums into play.