Members of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee were left stunned and confused Monday night following an often tense meeting, eight months after Connecticut developers had presented to them their proposal for the market-rate senior citizen housing complex known as 555 Amagansett.
A conservation easement on property near Georgica Cove and the effect of prospective federal flood insurance rate increases on oceanfront properties enlivened discussion at the East Hampton Village Board’s work session last Thursday.
Following concern expressed at last month’s meeting of the Springs School Board that not enough parents have been involved in decision making, the board voted unanimously at its meeting on Monday night to reinstate a site-based planning committe.
The East Hampton Town Trustees plan to seek a change in the town code so that anyone breaching a designated “special district,” such as the shellfish sanctuary in Napeague Harbor, is charged with a misdemeanor rather than a low-level violation.
Following the counting of absentee ballots, the Suffolk County Board of Elections has confirmed that Brian Byrnes, who was endorsed by the Democratic and Independence Parties, and William Taylor, who ran as a Democrat, were elected to the East Hampton Town Trustees.
With a Dec. 31 deadline looming, East Hampton Town taxpayers are lagging behind other New Yorkers in registering, as required by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, to keep their School Tax Relief, or STAR, exemption.
As both the Village and Town of East Hampton move to reduce the deer population through a culling program developed by the Long Island Farm Bureau and the Wildlife Services division of the United States Department of Agriculture, angry residents are organizing in opposition.
In 2008, East Hampton Town’s nature preserve committee, under the leadership of Eileen Roaman, who died earlier this year, put together a list of the historic gravesites scattered about town, and members are updating it this year.