Government

East Hampton Town, which took a pledge in 2009 to become a state-designated “climate smart community” and has been taking various actions in relation to climate change and sea level rise, has been certified under the state program, the first of more than 170 participating communities to achieve that designation.
Local Government Notes
The question may be when rather than if a 7-Eleven chain store will open in the long moribund Italian restaurant off the Montauk Highway in Amagansett.
Although the quality of waterways overseen by the East Hampton Town Trustees is generally excellent the negative effects of housing density and inadequate septic systems are evident.
When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective parties’ presidential primaries in New York State Tuesday, Mr. Trump received 60.5 percent of the Republican vote and Mrs. Clinton 57.9 percent of the Democratic tally.
Plans are moving forward to replace East Hampton Town’s senior citizen center on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton with a new, larger building on the same site.
Despite its many nature trails through preserved tracts of woods, East Hampton Town lacks even one for people who need a smooth, flat surface — the wheelchair-bound, the elderly, those who are injured or less agile — can enjoy the outdoors, Mario Bladuell, an East Hampton resident, told the town board this week.
The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals seemed to be navigating through a foggy sea regarding businesses in residential districts Tuesday night, after a public hearing on an unusual Wainscott proposal.
A Southampton Town Highway Department employee was suspended and new laws for Uber in Southampton.