Students in the East Hampton School District were among the thousands of kids across Long Island who returned to classes on Tuesday morning, but unlike most of those peers, they started out with a two-hour delay.
The East Hampton Village Board considered expanding the requirements for large groups to obtain permits for events on public property, including beaches, at a work session last Thursday, focusing on litter and suggestions from the village beach manager and town trustees.
While those afflicted by airport noise from helicopters and other craft using East Hampton Airport had hoped for relief after an overnight curfew was enacted in July, many told the East Hampton Town Board last week that the measure fell short, and that noise problems continued and had even grown worse this summer.
To hear advocates of salt therapy tell it, regular sessions in a salt room or salt cave can help alleviate symptoms of asthma, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or emphysema, stave off the flu, and improve skin conditions like eczema.
Considering that Saturday’s league-opener with Port Jefferson had been “the first football game that’s been played here in two years,” East Hampton High School’s coach, Joe McKee, told his charges he liked what he’d seen.
Fire department chiefs and captains from Southampton to Montauk got early wake-up calls Tuesday morning when residents called 911 about the smell, which turned out was coming from a massive brush fire in New Jersey.