Government

In the wake of $231 million in rate overcharging by the Long Island Power Authority over the past few years, and what he views as a weak effort to address the problem, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. signed on as a co-sponsor this week of legislation to replace LIPA’s appointed board with an elected one.
A proposal to move a two-day August music festival from a field in Amagansett to an area at the East Hampton Airport
Erosion has spawned a multi-million-dollar lawsuit by residents of Montauk’s Soundview community.
After a second request for proposals for a restaurant concession at the Poxabogue Golf Course drew no bidders, Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi introduced a new request for proposals at last week’s town board meeting.
<p> Senator Charles Schumer has called on federal agencies to stop dawdling and make good on the their promises to provide disaster assistance for beaches ravaged by the Dec. 27 storm.</p>
The East Hampton Town Board filled a vacancy on the planning board this week, appointing Nancy Keeshan of Montauk, a real estate broker.</p>
<p> Sales through October yielded slightly more than $15 million for the preservation fund this year, an 89-percent increase from the 2009 revenue during the same time, which were $7.9 million.</p>