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.