Government

East Hampton Town's petition to have the Supreme Court review a lower court decision that struck down takeoff and landing restrictions at the East Hampton Airport for noise abatement, including an overnight curfew, got some support this week.
Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town’s deputy supervisor, said in an email on Monday that he would seek the office of supervisor in the Nov. 7 election.
Kimco Realty, which owns the Bridgehampton Commons, is hoping to make way for a new discount retailer in the 220,000-square-foot shopping center, which would offer men more options when it comes to clothing and shoes.
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing state legislation that would strip East Hampton Town’s authority to hold Uber car operators to town taxicab regulations town officials are investigating other solutions to the problems caused by the annual summer influx of out-of-town drivers.
A draft three-year capital budget discussed by the East Hampton Town Board this week calls for $5.2 million in spending on capital projects this year, an estimated $8.3 million next year, and $7.9 million in 2019.
East Hampton Town will work with the Army Corps of Engineers to have the Lake Montauk inlet dredged, but will drop a plan to pair that project with beach reconstruction work to the west side of the inlet, which the Corps could have done under a post-Hurricane Sandy funding program.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced a package of legislation intended to aid the commercial fishing industry.
A recent audit by the New York State comptroller’s office of the East Hampton Housing Authority, covering 2015 and part of 2016, is critical of a number of the authority’s financial practices and calls for better oversight and tighter controls.
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The Southampton Town Board has agreed to purchase enhanced development rights on a property that is under an acre, but next to two larger farm fields, for $958,000 from the community preservation fund.
Anthony Ingrao, the principal of an architecture and design firm in New York City who with his partner, Randy Kemper, owns extraordinary properties in East Hampton Village and elsewhere, also owns a slightly over one-acre parcel along Old Montauk Highway in Montauk, east of Deep Hollow Ranch.
When officials of Deepwater Wind presented its plans to the community on March 9, several commercial fishermen in attendance voiced opposition, fearing a negative impact on their livelihood. That concern resurfaced on Monday night, when the East Hampton Town Trustees heard from several residents.
The public could soon be invited to the Foster family’s new vodka distillery to sample and buy vodka, as the Sagaponack Farm Distillery’s application for a tasting room is poised for approval by the Southampton Town Planning Board.