Town officials are preparing for a vote in the fall on whether to let a portion of the community preservation fund, now earmarked for land purchases only, be used for water quality improvement projects.
The commercial areas of Amagansett and East Hampton outside the incorporated village were in the spotlight when residents met in discussion and hands-on design sessions with planning consultants last week.
A long hoped-for local shuttle-transport service, involving light diesel trains that would coordinate with buses and taxis, may be in place as soon as next year.
Residents of a neighborhood surrounding a sand-mining pit off Middle Highway in East Hampton asked the town board last week to investigate dumping they said was taking place there.
In their ongoing effort to resolve the dispute over the ownership of stretches of the ocean beach on Napeague, East Hampton Town officials moved ahead this week with eminent domain proceedings.
The Suffolk County Department of Health confirmed on Monday that testing had detected a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom in Wainscott Pond, the first this year in East Hampton Town.
The federal agency is moving forward on plans to bolster the stone revetment around Montauk Point and to dredge the Lake Montauk inlet, as well as taking steps to reverse and stem the erosion on the Block Island Sound-front beaches to its west.
Corps of Engineers plans to reinforce an existing revetment along 840 feet of shore.
A series of planning sessions to chart the future of East Hampton Town’s five hamlets began last week, with Springs and Wainscott leading the charge.