Government

In a fast turnaround, the two major parties have selected candidates for the upcoming special election in the Town of Southampton to fill the vacancy left by Brad Bender, who resigned late last month after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge.
A request for an update on what one Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee member called “the big dig” prompted a heated hourlong discussion that had tempers flaring at a committee meeting.
The nine-person board will include five new members when it reconvenes next month.
East Hampton Town Pay Taxes Online Town of East Hampton property owners can pay their property tax bills online for the first time this year. The option, which allows access to current bills and prints receipts, will be available starting Dec....
A committee established to review East Hampton Town wastewater management has recommended accepting a plan developed by Pio Lombardo of Lombardo Associates and using it as “a basis for moving forward” on water quality protection initiatives.
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.
Following a drone crash in Sag Harbor Village in October, officials are considering how to regulate the unmanned aircraft.
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."
A crowd of close to 300 turned out last Thursday night for a much-anticipated hearing before the East Hampton Town Board on a proposed town law establishing a rental registry.
Four oceanfront house lots rather than town park. A different proposal for the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk was before the East Hampton Town Planning Board last week.