Government

East Hampton Town’s 2009 financial audit is complete, and a 2010 audit has begun, an accountant for the town told the East Hampton Town Board at a work session on Tuesday. That not only brings the town up to speed financially after years of financial mismanagement and inadequate recordkeeping, but puts things ahead of the game this year.
In response to an outpouring of community opposition, followed by a lawsuit seeking cancellation of a town permit, the organizers of the MTK: Music to Know festival, slated for Aug. 13 and 14, are seeking Federal Aviation Administration and East Hampton Town permission to move the event to an unused runway at East Hampton Airport. Should that...
In her quarterly state of the town address at Southampton Town Hall on Friday, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst painted a picture of a town on the comeback, with organized labor, local businesses, and the town board working in harmony.
A resurfacing project originally planned for this year to address potholes and other problems that have plagued the stretch of Route 27 between Southampton and East Hampton will not go out for bids until the summer of 2012.
Consternation has grown in Springs in particular over what has been perceived as a glut of illegal housing there and a lack of enforcement.
In an effort to provide town ordinance enforcement officers with a way to identify and eliminate illegally overcrowded housing, the East Hampton Town Board has been talking about placing limits on the number of cars that can be parked overnight on residential properties.
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.

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.

The East Hampton Town Board filled a vacancy on the planning board this week, appointing Nancy Keeshan of Montauk, a real estate broker.

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.