Government

Duel Over the Green     Two Montauk groups hoping to receive mass-gathering permits for use of the Montauk hamlet green over Memorial Day weekend will have to wait another week for a decision from the East Hampton Town Board.
    After setting a minimum price of $3 million for the sale of seven town-owned office condominiums at Pantigo Place in East Hampton — or $428,571 per condo — the three members of the East Hampton Town Board’s...
    Randy Altschuler has gained the endorsement of the Suffolk County Republican Committee in his Congressional run against Representative Tim Bishop, a Democrat seeking re-election in November.
    Southampton Town officials announced this week that they had raided a private 10-bedroom house in Water Mill that was, they said, being operated as a resort. On Sunday, police officers and town code enforcement officers entered...
An announcement by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the Federal Aviation Administration will for the first time mandate Long Island helicopter routes.

New York State LaValle Tapped for Library Committee     State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, who represents New York’s First District, has been named to the newly formed Senate Select Committee on Libraries. The committee is...
It is a national and state election year and more people than just the candidates are throwing their hats into the ring.
    A concrete and gunite plant found to have been operating illegally on part of a five-acre property behind the Agway site on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton has been removed following a successful lawsuit against its owners by...
With two new members sitting at the table for the first time on Jan. 25, the East Hampton Town Planning Board presented a unified front as it reached several significant decisions.

East Hampton Town Constable’s Case Upheld
    The East Hampton Town Board recently appointed new members to the East Hampton Town Planning Board, Town Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Architectural Review Board, bringing a number of new names into Town Hall.
    After serving on the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals for 32 years and as its chairman for 12, Philip Gamble is ready for a vacation.     Mr. Gamble’s service to the town was recognized at a Z.B.A...
    East Hampton Town’s longtime director of natural resources, Larry Penny, confirmed reports this week that he has been absent from the department’s offices for several weeks, ever since town officials announced they...