Faced with increasing concerns about collisions between cars and deer, diseases that can be transmitted by ticks that deer carry, and the toll that grazing deer take on farmers’ fields and home plantings, the East Hampton Town Board has been reviewing a draft deer management plan.
Several residents and their representatives spoke both for and against East Hampton Village’s plan to designate two dozen houses and a windmill as timber-frame landmarks at a village board meeting on Friday.
For the second time this year, the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals is deliberating on an application from Christine Lemieux and Joshua Young to build a stone revetment to protect their bayfront property.
Serious beach erosion in Montauk following two recent severe storms prompted a vigorous discussion at a town board meeting on Tuesday about efforts the community should take to prepare for the next oceanic assault.
Several Montauk residents quickly organized East End Cares to help victims after the Oct. 29 storm struck the Northeast. Both the Sag Harbor and Montauk Fire Departments sent teams to stricken areas on Saturday.
Until very recently, even the scientific community that has issued ever-more dire warnings about the perils of inaction was reluctant to tie a singular weather event to climate change. After Hurricane Sandy, that reluctance is fading.