Government

The residents of the Northwest Woods Main Street requested that the name be changed for obvious reasons, such as police, ambulance, and fire department services, but also because visitors and deliveries are inconvenienced by accidentally going to Main Street in East Hampton Village.
A politically damaging 2005 recording of Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, released after the poll was conducted could affect turnout in New York’s First Congressional District.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ plans for the downtown Montauk beach could include adding enough sand to create a 50-foot-wide beach along an expanse roughly double the length of the area where the corps has installed a sandbag wall, representatives said last week.
The first national marine monument in the Atlantic, designated last month by President Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act, has been criticized by commercial fishermen who say it will harm their livelihoods while failing to achieve its intended purposes.
A plan to cut down sections of the woods near the East Hampton Airport, removing trees that have grown tall enough to intrude on a runway clear zone, has some environmentalists and airport watchdogs up in arms.
The conversation at Monday’s meeting of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee focused on the fate of Montauk’s beaches and downtown business area, and who would foot the bill for future erosion-control projects.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed state legislation that will allow the Town of East Hampton to create tax districts to pay for the underground installation of public utility lines.
After a hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night, Fred and Joanne Wilson’s plan to build a family compound in Amagansett appears poised to clear its last hurdle.
A preliminary report to the town board on East Hampton Airport operations says that noise complaints from Jan. 1 through August were down by 53 percent from the same period last year.