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The first national marine monument in the Atlantic, designated last month by President Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act, has been criticized by commercial fishermen who say it will harm their livelihoods while failing to achieve its intended purposes.
A plan to cut down sections of the woods near the East Hampton Airport, removing trees that have grown tall enough to intrude on a runway clear zone, has some environmentalists and airport watchdogs up in arms.
The conversation at Monday’s meeting of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee focused on the fate of Montauk’s beaches and downtown business area, and who would foot the bill for future erosion-control projects.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed state legislation that will allow the Town of East Hampton to create tax districts to pay for the underground installation of public utility lines.
After a hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night, Fred and Joanne Wilson’s plan to build a family compound in Amagansett appears poised to clear its last hurdle.
A preliminary report to the town board on East Hampton Airport operations says that noise complaints from Jan. 1 through August were down by 53 percent from the same period last year.
Frank MacKay, chairman of the New York State and Suffolk County Independence Party, has endorsed Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking re-election in New York’s First Congressional District.
Jay Schneiderman has completed his first proposed Southampton Town budget since becoming supervisor, a $94.7 million operating budget for 2017 that falls below the allowed 1-percent cap. The budget calls for a 1.6-percent reduction in the property...
An application for permission to build a 3,602-square-foot house in and on top of the dunes on the last undeveloped oceanfront lot on Shore Road near Marlin Drive on Napeague was the focus of a two-and-a-half-hour hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on Sept. 20.
A tentative 2017 budget for East Hampton Town presented this week by Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell calls for $75.1 million in spending, a 1.8-percent increase over 2016. The budget relies on $50.4 million in taxes. If it is adopted, the tax levy...
Paddle Diva has appealed to the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to reverse a decision by the town’s head building inspector in March that her operation at the Shagwong Marina on Three Mile Harbor constitutes an illegal expansion of its use.
A new East Hampton Town clean water and community preservation committee will meet and parking at the East Hampton Airport will cost $10 per day.
Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican seeking re-election in New York’s First Congressional District, hailed the unanimous passage in Congress of the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act.