Government

Democratic candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and town board defended the present board’s environmental policies and accomplishments at a forum last Thursday at Scoville Hall in Amagansett, while their Republican challengers criticized the Democrats’ record and offered their own proposals.
The first of two public hearings on Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman’s proposed $99.4 million budget for 2018 will be held on Tuesday. It reduces taxes for the second straight year even with a 5-percent spending increase.
Southampton Town officials are discussing code enforcement operations in the rest of the town after a weeklong code enforcement safety check of residences and hotels in Hampton Bays resulted in 215 code violations.
The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum, a grassroots organization that identifies, recruits, endorses, and supports pro-environment candidates for public office, has announced its 2017 endorsements.
The main committee supporting East Hampton Town Republicans missed a Friday deadline to provide a required campaign finance report to New York State regulators.
The communitywide debate about the South Fork Wind Farm, a proposed 15-turbine installation approximately 36 miles from Montauk, continued on Oct. 4 when the East Hampton Town Trustees’ harbor management committee and the town’s energy sustainability advisory committee hosted a forum that featured speakers both in favor of and opposed to the...
A New York State Supreme Court justice has rejected a lawsuit that sought to halt construction by the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club of a sports center on Daniel’s Hole Road near the town airport. In a ruling dated Sept. 29, Justice Denise F...
An East Hampton Town Board vote last week to purchase the Wainscott property was a step in the right direction, according to a number of Wainscott residents who spoke in favor of the buy, but it was not the final hurdle in obtaining the 1.1-acre lot.
A recent appeals court ruling in a case that grew out of PSEG Long Island’s expansion of an electrical substation on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett, represents a mixed decision for East Hampton Town, which had sought to hold the utility provider to local zoning laws that would have required planning board review of the project.
Legislation to outlaw bump stocks proposed.
Voters in East Hampton Town will have at least three chances in the coming week to hear from the candidates for East Hampton Town trustee.
Suffolk County Health Department officials testing water from private wells near East Hampton Airport have found levels of chemicals at one residence above the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable level for lifetime exposure.
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination to run for election to New York's First Congressional District, a move he had considered for several months.