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Just how far the town board can, or should, go to help a local business grow is the subject of yet another developing disagreement among East Hampton officials.
The late John Judge's friends gathered together Monday night, calling for a stiff penalty on Edward Orr, who plead guilty to being the driver in the hit-and-run accident that killed him in October.
Chief argues that further village budget cuts would damage the department
<P>Speaking at a board meeting last Thursday, Bob DeLuca, the president of the Group for the East End, outlined for East Hampton officials a Southampton Town law that gives the town the authority to phase out businesses that no longer conform to zoning, should they continually create community problems.
The area in question is now a driveway that can be accessed from Division Street between Murf’s Backstreet Tavern and the village police headquarters.
<P>An effort to resolve building permit issues and bring aspects of the Chabad House on Woods Lane into compliance with village code, brought representatives of the orthodox synagogue, and some unhappy neighbors, to the zoning board of appeals.
Visitors can come for as long or as short as they like, but silence has been requested.
An informal exploratory committee has been investigating the possibility of bringing paid emergency medical technicians to East Hampton Town.
An erosion control committee appointed in December presented 11 recommendations to deal with the destruction of the beach and dunes on the ocean at Montauk.