Government

Big game hunters who live in East Hampton and have town and state hunting licenses will now be able to get a guest license for a nonresident hunter, following a vote of the town board last Thursday.
Seeking to stop the federal government from auctioning off Plum Island, the 840-acre island that lies off Orient Point on the North Fork, eight organizations and individuals have filed suit.
Auditors who have completed a review of East Hampton Town’s financial status and practices for 2015 strongly complimented town officials when presenting their report on Tuesday.
The East Hampton Town Planning Board looked askance at a site plan application for a 50-foot tall tower at St. Peter’s Episcopal Chapel on Old Stone Highway in Springs at its meeting Tuesday night.
East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky imposed maximum fines on two corporations Monday, one in connection with the controversial Napeague bar and restaurant called Cyril’s Fish House, and the other in a default judgment against the Hampton Land Corp., which owns the Inn at East Hampton on Montauk Highway.
An East Hampton Town-appointed committee on airport planning and its noise subcommittee have reconvened as an independent advisory group that hopes to engage the public in debate about the airport.
Responding to complaints from Montauk residents and town and state elected officials, New York State dispatched a contractor last week to remove seven of the eight "Welcome to New York" signs that went up in Montauk shortly before the July 4 holiday weekend.
The Long Island Power Authority has formally recommended to its board of directors a proposal from Deepwater Wind to construct a 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in federally leased waters approximately 30 miles east of Montauk.
If approved, the referendum would authorize the use of 20 percent of the revenues coming in to the community preservation fund for water quality improvements..
Anna Throne-Holst was declared the winner of the June 28 Democratic Party primary election to represent New York’s First Congressional District after a count of approximately 1,800 absentee ballots gave her a 317-vote margin win.

Thirty years after Dennis D'Andrea first joined the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee he is still an active, dedicated member.
Driftwood Shores residents have complained that their traditional use of the beach there has been questioned by new owners of a bayfront house who insist the public does not have legal access to the beach above mean high water.
The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee is not meeting in the Amagansett Library anymore.