Government

Town supervisor says he will not seek a third term.
The owners of a 2,529-square-foot vacation house on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett, which is on a lot identified by the East Hampton Town Planning Department as “pristine dune land,” sought a permit Tuesday before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals to add another 1,464 square feet plus decking.
Parking along Landing Lane in Springs, which leads to an Accabonac Harbor access used by paddleboarding and kayaking businesses, could be restricted to those with town parking permits, both resident and nonresident, according to an East Hampton Town Board discussion this week.
Clean water, both to drink and in ponds and bays, is high on the 2017 agenda for local and state lawmakers.
Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced on Friday that he would not seek a third term in the November election.
In an unusually lively first meeting of the year, the East Hampton Town Trustees heard an appeal from Sara Davison, executive director of the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, for permission to conduct a survey of the pond’s marine life.
Gina Bradley, the owner of Paddle Diva, is taking on the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, challenging the board’s ruling that its paddle-boarding classes, held at the Shagwong Marina in East Hampton, as well as its rental and sale of boards, are illegal under the town code.
The winds of change blew stronger on Tuesday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the goal of 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power to be harvested annually by 2030.
East Hampton Town Building Code Revisions After holding hearings on changes to the town building code, the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday approved several revisions, including one that would reduce the size of houses that can be built...
Jay Jacobs, chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee and an owner of the Hampton Country Day Camp in East Hampton, who had challenged the East Hampton Town Code’s limits on the number of people sharing a house as unconstitutional, lost his motion to dismiss a town case against the camp in State Supreme Court, Riverhead, last month.
A 3,100-foot-long sandbag sea wall installed last year by the Army Corps of Engineers on the downtown Montauk beach is included in the latest edition of “Wastebook,” an annual survey of “government pork and boondoggles” produced by Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.
As the 115th Congress was sworn in Tuesday morning, more than 60 voters from the North and South Forks visited the Riverhead office of Representative Lee Zeldin, who was re-elected in November to serve a second term.
A recent Moody’s credit rating upgrade, to the Aa1 category, restores East Hampton to its highest credit rating ever.