Army Corps contractors who had been expected to complete the construction of a 3,100-foot sandbag seawall on the downtown Montauk beach by the end of January have reported that the project is unlikely to be completed before “sometime in March,” East Hampton Town officials reported this week.
Condemnation of the stretches of oceanfront known as Truck Beach, as well as a smaller area to the east, would represent a town attempt to end lawsuits brought by several homeowners associations and individuals seeking to block access by four-wheel-drive vehicles.
After some 15 years of what East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell called “fits and starts,” a public restroom in the municipal parking lot of Amagansett’s commercial district may finally be constructed in the early spring. If, that is, separate but related issues can be resolved.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4 to 1 this week to revoke a building permit for the construction of a 150-foot-tall communications tower behind the Springs Firehouse, on Fort Pond Boulevard.
A federal judge has denied a court request that would have temporarily halted the Army Corps of Engineers’ downtown Montauk project, notably citing what he said was the corps's conclusion that it would "not have a significant impact on the environment."
The almost yearlong negotiation between the East Hampton Town Trustees and residents of Lazy Point in Amagansett, who lease the land on which their houses stand from the trustees, was finally completed on Nov. 10 with the trustees voting 6 to 1 to...