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A year after being placed on an administrative leave with pay, following disciplinary charges, Arthur Bloom, an East Hampton Town ordinance enforcement officer, was fired Tuesday by a vote of the town board.
Deepwater Wind, which is planning to construct 15 offshore wind turbines 30 miles east of Montauk, has selected Beach Lane in Wainscott as the best spot for its power cable to come ashore.
The East Hampton Republican Committee honored Mary Vorpahl at a gathering of the Suffolk County Republican Women in Holbrook last Thursday.
Suffolk County Water Authority has taken on companies that manufactured products with potentially cancer-causing industrial chemicals.
County Executive Steve Bellone said the tax bill would be a catastrophic multibillion-dollar tax increase for Long Islanders, driving down property values, and resulting in residents fleeing the region.

Representative Lee Zeldin was among the officials who on Monday announced that 31 grants totaling $2 million are to be awarded to municipalities and community groups to improve the health and vitality of Long Island Sound.
New York State has extended its open enrollment period for qualified health plan coverage through Jan. 31, according to the Department of Health.
For the second time in four years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have led to state official recognition of the Montaukett Indian Nation.
Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company that plans to construct a 15-turbine wind farm approximately 30 miles east of Montauk, will present the conclusions of surveys on potential impacts at the East Hampton Town Trustees’ meeting on Monday.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced an online petition yesterday that is intended to galvanize opposition to the federal tax-policy legislation that he said would result in significantly higher taxes for Long Island residents and businesses.
Georgica Pond has been afflicted by toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in recent years, which can cause serious health problems. But 2017 turned out to be an excellent year for the water quality of the pond.
A committee formed to assess water quality improvement projects that could be paid for with East Hampton Town’s community preservation fund brought two new proposals to the town board’s table last week: replacement of an aging septic system, and the replacement of a 1930s-era stormwater drainage pipe that channels runoff into Georgica Pond.
Southampton Town Board will consider the Hills proposal A Southampton Town Board meeting will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon. The board will consider the zone change application for the Hills at Southampton, a proposed mixed-used planned...