The departure of Uber, the app-based car service, following a blitz of tickets given its drivers for lacking the required town taxi licenses, has two East End taxi company owners jumping into the breach.
Everyone knows about K9s, dogs that help the military and police save lives and chase suspects, among other heroic missions, but who knew the East Hampton Town Animal Control Department had two dogs as auxiliary staff members?
The 21 Uber drivers facing misdemeanor charges of operating a car for hire without being licensed by the Town of East Hampton agreed Monday to pay fines of $400 each in return for the town lowering the charges to simple violations.
The East Hampton Town Trustees, who manage many of the town’s beaches, waterways, and bottomlands on behalf of the public, have asked the public to help fight aerial spraying of the mosquito larvicide methoprene on waters under their jurisdiction.
A proposed law that would limit the ability of East Hampton motels to add a restaurant or bar drew support, critique, and criticism last Thursday night during a hearing before the East Hampton Town Board.