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The owners of waterfront properties are seeing sharp increases in the cost of their federal flood insurance premiums
       “Cautiously optimistic” was the term being bandied about as the East Hampton Republican faithful gathered Tuesday night at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett to await the results of the town elections.
A study of the East Hampton Airport commissioned and paid for by airport users and businesses, has deemed the facility a “vital transportation asset” for East Hampton and an “economic engine” for the East End
The top of the Cedar Point Lighthouse was removed last week for restoration and taken by barge to Sag Harbor.
Fred Overton, a Republican with Independence and Conservative Party backing, was joined in victory by a Democratic newcomer, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, while Larry Cantwell, the Democrat who ran unopposed, cruised to a win as town supervisor.
The new owner of the East Deck Motel, someone local who has not yet been named, has already begun work there, but it will not be a motel, according to its former owner.
Michael S. Bonnet, a registered sex offender who is accused by federal agents of trafficking in child pornography, is being held without bail, facing a possible sentence of 15 years in federal prison if convicted.
Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina state treasurer who had reportedly been contemplating a primary challenge to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, said after his appearance Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court that he does not see a political future for himself in the Palmetto State.
East Hampton Democrats continued to lead in the fund-raising race in the lead-up to the town election on Tuesday, although Republicans have closed the gap in current fund-raising efforts.