Government

The East Hampton Town Trustees and the Georgica Association, a 100-acre private enclave on the west bank of Georgica Pond, have reached a memorandum of understanding that will allow the trustees to traverse the association’s property in order to conduct dredging at the pond’s south end.
An effort to encourage East Hampton Town business and residential property owners to replace septic systems that release untreated effluent into the environment with one of four wastewater treatment systems recently approved by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services will begin tomorrow, when applications for rebates will be accepted.
The Harry Miller, a 50-foot vessel that recently conducted surveys of the sea floor both in Gardiner’s Bay and off the south shore of the Town of East Hampton, illustrates Deepwater Wind’s engagement with stakeholders as the Rhode Island company plans the construction of a 15-turbine, 90-megawatt wind farm approximately 30 miles off Montauk.
“Somebody has to be the figure to stand up and say this is right, this is wrong,” Howard Dean, the one-time presidential candidate and former Vermont governor, said this week in a discussion of President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., following a white supremacist rally there.
Fire up the ovens, get the chickens primped and pretty, and keep practicing those tricks with Fido — the Springs Agricultural Fair takes place on Saturday, with all kinds of contests to enter and prizes to win.
A cocktail party fund-raiser to help elect Tommy John Schiavoni to the Southampton Town Board will be held in Sag Harbor on Sunday evening from 5 to 7.
Jerry Larsen, a former East Hampton Village police chief seeking a seat on the East Hampton Town Board, cannot participate in a primary election to be a candidate on the Independence Party line, a judge in the State Supreme Court Appellate Division has ruled.
Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
Following through on its agreement last month to allow expanded research in Wainscott Pond, with the goal of developing remedies for its degraded water quality, the East Hampton Town Trustees heard an overview on Monday night of the protocol that will assess the water body.
Eight years after facing a financial deficit that required issuing bonds totaling $22 million to balance its budget, East Hampton Town has achieved Moody’s Investors Service’s highest bond rating
The East End’s representatives in Albany, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, are jointly sponsoring a law that would require the Long Island Power Authority to provide public notice of its intent to install new above-ground electric transmission lines, before determining the project’s environmental significance.
Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District has echoed President Donald Trump’s assertion that several groups were responsible for the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., in which one woman was killed and 19 others seriously injured when a car was intentionally rammed into a crowd.
Two fund-raisers for candidates for Southampton Town Board taking place over the next week.