Elation brought on by last week’s surprising near-disappearance of the cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, bloom that appeared in Georgica Pond in East Hampton in June was dashed by a dramatic resurgence of the toxic algal bloom on Monday and Tuesday, which in turn was quickly followed by an order-of-magnitude decline.
Amagansett farmland north of the hamlet’s Main Street appears to be on the drawing board for development. Discussions of its purchase and preservation by East Hampton Town, using the community preservation fund, have apparently come to naught.
More than 60 Sag Harbor parents turned out on Monday night for a school board meeting that gave many a forum to show their support for the Sag Harbor School District’s superintendent, Katy Graves, whose employment contract has been the subject of recent community discussion.
Saturday is the day for the Springs Fisherman’s Fair, which will offer lots of its traditional pleasures but include some new ones, and will take place during the afternoon and early evening hours, for a change, this year.
I’ve avoided writing a column about fishing with drones because, quite frankly, I think it’s an idiotic pursuit. But recently I’ve been getting reports from tackle shops that more and more customers are inquiring about using a drone rather than a surf rod to deliver a baited hook.
Detectives are investigating an accident involving a motorcyclist and another vehicle on Route 114, near Goodfriend Drive, in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon, according to East Hampton Town Police Lieutenant John Claflin.
In response to the flood of big houses being built here on modest lots that almost disappear beneath them, and following the recent examples of Sag Harbor and East Hampton Villages, the town board has been discussing new rules that would limit a house’s size relative to the size of its lot.