An application for a 10,561-square-foot house in the Huntting Lane Historic District is “exactly the type of project the village had in mind” last year when it enacted new limits on floor area and lot coverage, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals said on Friday.
Just as the two-hour limits in the Reutershan and Barns Schenck municipal parking lots in East Hampton Village were lifted from Monday through Thursday, available parking on Newtown Lane became a little less abundant as the Suffolk County Water Authority began a water main replacement project.
What do a Betsey Johnson yard sale, the fire at Gosman’s in Montauk, and the cracked axle on a sport utility vehicle not meant for off-roading have in common? Subjects of articles in The Star, they were among our most-read online stories of 2015.
The new year, it is often hoped, will bring many new things. As 2016 begins, one of them is medical marijuana, which research has shown can provide respite from pain, seizures, and anxiety for those struggling with debilitating diseases.
Medical marijuana is a cure, maybe not of cancer, but of its dehumanizing effects. For cancer patients, marijuana is hot on the trail in the pursuit of happiness. New York State has done the right thing by bringing our pursuit within reach.