Government

East Hampton Town Time to Buy Recycling Permits New East Hampton Town recycling permits for 2016 have been needed since April 1, for dropping off garbage and recyclables at the town’s two centers in Montauk and East Hampton.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent remarks about establishing a statewide licensing system for taxi and livery businesses, including services like Uber and Lyft that are summoned by an app, have prompted East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell to send a letter to Albany, weighing in.
A settlement between the Southampton Town employees’ union and Supervisor Jay Schneiderman has not only split the town board but also has the town highway superintendent calling for reconsideration.
The Town of Southampton is working to come up with $5.1 million to elevate Dune Road from Hampton Bays to Quogue. Parts of the road can be impassable during high tides.
The East Hampton Town Trustees gave formal support on Monday to a state bill that would grant the Village of Sag Harbor authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary, expanding its jurisdictional reach into areas that fall within East Hampton Town.
Whether that golden touch can give him a third floor on his Montauk house will be determined over the next few weeks by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
Work will be complete on the Army Corps of Engineers downtown Montauk beach project within days, but it remains to be seen what the changes on the beach will mean for the summer season, when throngs of locals and visitors head to the downtown shore for a day of sun, surf, and sand.
The breakup of the Sloppy Tuna ownership group has continued a sloppy downward spiral that began when the partners in the limited liability company, 148 South Emerson Associates, launched countersuits against each other early last year.
An overnight curfew on takeoffs and landings enacted at East Hampton Airport last summer had the hoped-for effect, consultants told the town board on Friday, not only quieting the hours during the curfew but curtailing the use of the airport by aircraft defined as noisy and reducing complaints about them.