Government

In swift decision, judge rules against the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals; business can remain at Shagwong Marina on Three Mile Harbor.
The United States Navy is planning a new round of sonar and weapons testing and training exercises in its Atlantic Training and Testing Study Area, which covers some 2.6 million nautical miles of inshore and offshore waters, extending from the coastline of New England to the Gulf of Mexico.
Perry Gershon, a businessman and entrepreneur who is a Democratic candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District, announced on Monday that he has raised $102,700 since July 15.
The Southampton Town Democratic Committee has challenged almost all the signatures on Fred Havemeyer’s petition to force a primary in September against Supervisor Jay Schneiderman — 95 percent of them.
The Long Island Power Authority has declined a proposal from Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island company that plans to construct a 15-turbine wind farm some 30 miles off the Montauk shore, to significantly expand that installation.
Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, a former member of the Southampton Town Board, announced on Friday her intention to seek re-election to the Legislature for a second two-year term.
The new owner of the former Oceanside Motel in Montauk, now called Hero Beach Club, has sued East Hampton Town over its adoption last month of a law that prohibits resorts from having takeout food shops.
East Hampton’s new port security vessel, a 42-foot boat that will be stationed in Montauk to fight fires and assist the Coast Guard with its duties under the Department of Homeland Security, will be christened in a ceremony on Wednesday.
East Hampton officials are set to enact a law and establish a rebate program designed to get septic systems that contribute to water pollution out of the ground and replace them with newer ones that reduce emissions of nitrogen.
The facility, which would store power drawn from the grid when demand is low and release it back at peak hours, is planned for a half-acre site on North Shore Road, which connects Industrial Road and Navy Road in Montauk.
Wind farm officials hear fishermen's pleas and are exploring an alternative to an initial plan to route the installation's transmission cable through Gardiner's Bay.
Planned development districts, or P.D.D.s, which were designed to allow flexible use of residential, mixed use, commercial, and industrial areas in the Town of Southampton, are no more.
A $4 million purchase of enhanced development rights on almost 30 acres of farmland in Wainscott would be the first East Hampton Town acquisition under which only food farming would be permitted.