Government

The first section of the Army Corps of Engineers’ sandbag “dune” on the downtown Montauk beach has been finished.
The Springs Fire District is suing the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, challenging its determination over the district’s 150-foot tall communications tower
While an organizational meeting followed the swearing-in ceremony, Mr. Schneiderman postponed a number of important appointments, deciding to wait until after a special election later this month to fill an unexpected vacancy on the town board.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell laid out a comprehensive agenda for 2016 at the town board’s annual organizational meeting.
Patti Leber, a Montauk resident, real estate professional, and onetime town board candidate who has been serving on the architectural review board, will replace Bob Schaefer on the planning board.
The requirements of East Hampton Town’s recently enacted rental registry law, and what landlords must do to comply with the new regulations, will be reviewed at two information sessions later this month.
A new majority replaces Republican clerk and longtime attorney.
The East Hampton Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and move ahead at a meeting next Thursday at 6:30 p.m., also at Town Hall, with hearings on matters including community preservation fund land and development-rights purchases.
As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.