Government

This week's government briefs
A hearing before the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday on a management plan for a town nature preserve on Napeague, which abuts Dolphin ­Drive on its western edge, rekindled a debate over parking on Dolphin Drive.
A proposed change in how landing fees are calculated for aircraft using East Hampton Airport will result in a 15-percent increase in revenue to the airport this year.
Beach fires on East Hampton Town beaches might soon have to be built only in containers.
The growth of solar power generation in New York State increased by more than 300 percent from 2011 to 2014.
Acute summer headaches have engendered talk of civil disobedience by members of a new Facebook group called Montauk Locals — people who, says its page, “do not want our town destroyed or abused by out-of-towners that have no respect for our town and the locals, workers, and beaches.”
Anti-hedge fund, pro-labor advocates plan to "take the Hamptons" on Saturday in protest of Gov. Andrew M. Coumo's fund-raiser at the East Hampton residence of Daniel Loeb, a hedge fund manager.
Helicopters and other “noisy aircraft” that fly into and out of East Hampton Airport will be subject to a nightly curfew.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the reopening of approximately 4,000 acres of shellfish habitat in the Towns of Southampton, Riverhead, and Southold.