Government

The East Hampton Town Trustees will apply this week for an emergency permit to open Georgica Pond to the Atlantic Ocean, according to Francis Bock, the governing body’s presiding officer.
Southampton has established the East Coast’s first “green zone” in a town-owned East Quogue park, where it is using electric-powered maintenance equipment only, to reduce noise levels and eliminate carbon emissions and toxic pollutants.
A court decision last fall prohibiting barns and other structures on farmland protected by a Suffolk County program may play into a lawsuit challenging a barn on Peconic Land Trust acreage in Amagansett.
The aerial application of mosquito larvicide over marshlands in East Hampton Town could be reduced if a proposed new protocol demonstrates less need for it.
The Town of East Hampton learned on Monday that the United States Supreme Court will not review a lower court decision that struck down three 2015 laws restricting access to the East Hampton Airport in order to reduce aircraft noise.
Two laws adopted last Thursday revise the rules for restaurants and for retail takeout food shops, giving restaurants the ability to seek permission to accommodate more outdoor diners and legalizing seating in food shops.
Under the proposed law, installation of one of the new nitrogen-reducing systems would be required for new construction, when undertaking a substantial expansion, when an existing system fails and needs replacing, and when commercial sites require new site plan review.
Tiina Laakkonen and Jonathan Rosen face an uncertain future in their effort to expand Tiina the Store, their Amagansett Main Street retail shop, after the site plan, reviewed by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on June 14, seemed to raise more questions than it answered.
Neighbors express concern about NextEra Energy Resources' proposed battery facility near the Dune Alpin subdivision in East Hampton.
Within 24 hours of Southampton Town’s having launched a new online tool that allows residents to report nonemergency complaints and submit service requests, two requests had been logged.
Three days after closing Georgica Pond because a bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, had been confirmed, a long-simmering disagreement among the East Hampton Town Trustees over the recognition of state and federal jurisdiction came to a boil.
East Hampton Town and Friends of the East Hampton Airport have submitted legal briefs to the United States Supreme Court in the matter of East Hampton Town’s petition asking the court to review an appeals court decision against the town last fall.
Decisions made now about the look and function of the business areas of East Hampton Town could gradually shape the hamlet centers and how residents shop, work, and live here in the future, consultants said during five recent presentations.