The test refusal movement has picked up momentum on the South Fork, with the number of students refusing to take the English language arts state tests in local schools this week up dramatically from last year.
A vote is expected on three measures restricting access to the East Hampton Airport, the first local regulations designed to reduce regional disturbance from flights and to target “noisy” aircraft, particularly helicopters.
The lure of waterfront living, the stratospheric value of most South Fork real estate, and fear that a catastrophic weather event could destroy it all were starkly illustrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees.
Supporters of the Breakwater Yacht Club packed the meeting room at Sag Harbor Village Hall and spilled out onto the stairs Tuesday night to press the board on why the community sailing center’s lease was not being renewed.
In a packed courtroom on Tuesday, the woman, known only as D.D., gave a graphic and tearful description of the alleged attack in the early morning of Aug. 20, 2013, at an East Hampton house Jason Lee was renting for the month.
The house, built in 1824 and transformed in 1840 into one of the state’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, is in the early stages of a $6 million restoration project being undertaken by the Bridgehampton Museum with help from Southampton Town and New York State.
The president of the teachers association favors students refusing to take state assessment exams as a way to send a message to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in opposition to a key element of his education reform package.