Government

The Suffolk Department of Health Services apparently is the only local agency that can enforce an 11-year-old Environmental Protection Agency requirement that large-capacity cesspools are illegal and should be removed. 

The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to suspend Bill Taylor, the town’s waterways management supervisor, for 30 days without pay.
Changes in the East Hampton Town zoning code that would set limits on the size of houses in keeping with the properties they are on, and other construction details, will be the subject of a hearing before the East Hampton Town Board at Town Hall next Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
In his victory speech on election night, Donald Trump called on America to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people,” but with his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail still resonating, his election has struck a note of fear and uncertainty for many.
The atmosphere at LTV Studios in Wainscott, which the East Hampton Town Democrats rented Tuesday night for an election-watching celebration, was far from celebratory.
Representative Lee Zeldin, a first-term Republican serving New York’s First Congressional District, has won re-election over former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

A list of polling places in the Town of East Hampton.
A public hearing on a plan to demolish a 3,800-square-foot house at 261 Marine Boulevard in Amagansett and replace it with a larger one brought a series of strict land-use regulations before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night.
Citing recently reported results of tests on water from Suffolk County Water Authority wells throughout East Hampton Town, which showed the presence of chromium-6, a resident of Wainscott, where a well had the highest reading, is urging town...