With arms ready to work and full of letters of care and concern, 10 members of the Montauk Rugby Football Club took a road trip to the Rockaways to provide physical labor and emotional support to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Administrators and faculty in the East Hampton School District and at surrounding schools have begun reviewing existing safety measures following the shooting deaths at a school in Connecticut last week.
The town’s local waterfront revitalization plan, crafted over a number of years and approved by New York State, and other sections of the town code, as well as trustee regulations, govern what may or may not be done on shorelines.
Volunteers such as Brian Lydon of East Hampton are struggling to continue their efforts in the Rockaways. “I am simply exhausted beyond the beyond . . . yet tomorrow there will be many waiting for hope and sustenance.”
The future of East Hampton Town’s individual hamlets can best be addressed by the residents appointed to the citizens advisory committees for the each of them, Councilwoman Theresa Quigley suggested at a board meeting on Tuesday.
A draft report may lead to a deer-management plan — the first of its kind in the state — to find short-term as well as long-term and compassionate solutions to a problem that many say has reached “an emergency level.”