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Declines in terrapin populations have prompted New York to consider banning their harvest.
Susan Vorpahl, a daughter of the late Stuart Vorpahl, a former town trustee and town historian, will join two incumbents on the Republican ticket. Democrats will run five incumbents and three new candidates.
The Coast Guard rescued people from a small folding e boat that was drifting out to sea near Montauk Point on Saturday afternoon.
Long Beach Road, which runs between Noyac and North Haven, was shut down after a suspicious package was reported Saturday afternoon.
Tyler Armstrong was arrested on drunken driving charges early Saturday morning.
National Grid Generation plans to construct a five-megawatt battery facility on an undeveloped parcel on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton.
South Fork firefighters were busy last week, with three blazes damaging buildings and two brush fires. No injuries were reported.
On its front page, The Independent, a weekly newspaper based in East Hampton, announced last week that it had a new owner, Ronald Perelman, a name well known here although the famously private Mr. Perelman is not.
A representative of the Rhode Island company that is planning a 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles off Montauk faced sharp questions from fishermen and other residents at the East Hampton Town Trustees meeting on Monday.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promoting a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen.
Howard Lutnick, the chairman and chief operating officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, may soon have a permit to build a one-and-a-half-story, 11,850-square-foot barn and a basketball court on his Bridgehampton estate, following a settlement with the Town of Southampton that ends a decade-old dispute.
At its meeting on Monday night, the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee was given a window into the current pedestrian and traffic safety analysis of the hamlet’s Main Street.
A project started last fall to improve the water quality of Town and Hook Ponds in East Hampton should be expanded slightly, not only to be more effective but to set an example for residential property owners, a landscape architect told the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.