Government

Residents of the South Fork will add their voices to a clamorous debate on Tuesday when they vote in the first New York State presidential primary in recent memory that is expected to play a substantial role in determining the major parties’ nominees in November.
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and the East End New Leaders will host an open forum on Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary and the Nov. 8 presidential election tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
The East Hampton Town Trustees were briefed Monday evening on the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s plans to revegetate local waterways with native beach and marsh grass species, as well as clams, bay scallops, and oysters.
Food truck vendors chosen in East Hampton and blinking light project starts in Southampton Town.
The need for affordable housing raised a problem for the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday when it considered an application that would require a variance to allow a homeowner to create an accessory apartment.
After lengthy negotiations and a failed attempt to come to terms, East Hampton Town and its union employees have agreed on a new four-year, retroactive contract spanning from 2015 through 2018.
Monday night’s meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee was short, just 45 minutes, and reasonably sweet.
The moribund East Deck Motel will be demolished over the next few weeks, along with its septic system and outdoor pool, as plans for four oceanfront house lots there move forward.
The inlet between Hog Creek and Gardiner’s Bay in East Hampton was dredged on March 30 and last Thursday, after the Army Corps of Engineers modified a permit to allow the work.