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The East Hampton Town Trustees gave formal support on Monday to a state bill that would grant the Village of Sag Harbor authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary, expanding its jurisdictional reach into areas that fall within East Hampton Town.
Work will be complete on the Army Corps of Engineers downtown Montauk beach project within days, but it remains to be seen what the changes on the beach will mean for the summer season, when throngs of locals and visitors head to the downtown shore for a day of sun, surf, and sand.
The breakup of the Sloppy Tuna ownership group has continued a sloppy downward spiral that began when the partners in the limited liability company, 148 South Emerson Associates, launched countersuits against each other early last year.
Following the recent finding of a rabid raccoon in Nassau County, Suffolk health officials have advised the public to be on the lookout for sickly raccoons.
Amid continued opposition from parents and community members to the installation of an artificial turf field at Pierson Middle and High School, the Sag Harbor School Board on Monday rejected two bids from companies trying to obtain a contract to do the work.
The driver of a pickup truck was reportedly found unconscious after an accident on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett on Thursday night.
A single-stall, handicapped-accessible restroom at East Hampton High School, outside the cafeteria and near a pair of boys and girls bathrooms, has been designated as “gender neutral” thanks to the efforts of two students.
In response to an invitation from the Amagansett School Board, a crowd of about 100 gathered at the school on Saturday morning for a discussion of the East Hampton Housing Authority’s plan to build a 40-unit affordable housing complex in the hamlet.
Harvesting offshore wind energy would go a long way toward meeting the South Fork’s growing demand for electricity while reducing or eliminating the need for fossil-fuel-burning power plants.
The East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance joined animal-rights activists at an East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday in opposing the sterilization of deer to reduce the local herd.
An overnight curfew on takeoffs and landings enacted at East Hampton Airport last summer had the hoped-for effect, consultants told the town board on Friday, not only quieting the hours during the curfew but curtailing the use of the airport by aircraft defined as noisy and reducing complaints about them.
Groundwork for a study of the core commercial areas of each hamlet in East Hampton Town continued on March 16 with a Town Hall session focused on Springs and East Hampton.
The owner of a 28,000-square-foot oceanfront property on Surfside Avenue in Montauk was before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday seeking a permit for a 10-year maintenance program for a rock revetment on the property’s eastern border.