The State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday that due to the detection of a marine biotoxin the harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods, such as whelks, conchs, and moon snails, was temporarily prohibited in approximately 3,900 acres in the Town of Southampton.
New high-voltage electric transmission lines that run through narrow residential streets of East Hampton Village could be removed and instead installed underground, according to a recent proposal by PSEG Long Island.
A customer was said to be injured at the Riverhead Building Supply yard in East Hampton when pallets of wallboard fell on him Friday morning.
Christina DeSanti, Liz Pucci, and Deme Minskoff are incumbent East Hampton School Board members who are running together to retain their seats, while John Ryan Sr., a former teacher and board member, is hoping to return to the board.
Mary Lownes seeks to hold on to her school board post. Her challenger is Steve Graboski.
Sag Harbor’s school board race has five candidates vying for three seats. Two incumbents, Chris Tice and Tommy John Schiavoni, are being challenged by James Ding, James Sanford, and Stephanie Bitis.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation that would authorize the five East End towns to create a work-force housing fund to help residents achieve homeownership through zero-interest loans of up to $250,000.
A court hearing will be held next Thursday on a bid by helicopter and aviation companies and a group called Friends of the East Hampton Airport to block the East Hampton Town Board from implementing an overnight curfew.
An April 22 meeting for parents of Latino students about New York State math tests has aroused controversy, with some saying they were misled by the East Hampton School District administration.