With time running out before the busy summer season, an $8.4 million sandbag project planned for the Montauk oceanfront has been postponed. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said on Thursday that the United States Army Corps told him that work could begin in October.
The test refusal movement has picked up momentum on the South Fork, with the number of students refusing to take the English language arts state tests in local schools this week up dramatically from last year.
A vote is expected on three measures restricting access to the East Hampton Airport, the first local regulations designed to reduce regional disturbance from flights and to target “noisy” aircraft, particularly helicopters.
The lure of waterfront living, the stratospheric value of most South Fork real estate, and fear that a catastrophic weather event could destroy it all were starkly illustrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees.
Supporters of the Breakwater Yacht Club packed the meeting room at Sag Harbor Village Hall and spilled out onto the stairs Tuesday night to press the board on why the community sailing center’s lease was not being renewed.