Shoppers who have grown accustomed to taking their own reusable bags into the grocery store will have to put those hard-working totes to more extensive use as a ban in East Hampton Town on the use of thin, “single-use” plastic bags goes into effect Tuesday.
Harvesting shellfish was halted on much of Long Island following heavy rain on Thursday. News of when it will be safe to resume clamming will be posted on the state Department of Environmental Conservation website.
Students in the East Hampton School District were among the thousands of kids across Long Island who returned to classes on Tuesday morning, but unlike most of those peers, they started out with a two-hour delay.
The East Hampton Village Board considered expanding the requirements for large groups to obtain permits for events on public property, including beaches, at a work session last Thursday, focusing on litter and suggestions from the village beach manager and town trustees.