Government

Word has been received that the so-called 2-percent cap on how much the town may increase property taxes will be less than 1 percent next year unless a majority of the town board votes to pierce it.
Republican candidates for office gathered at East Hampton Point restaurant last Thursday, promising if elected to deliver the effective leadership they said is now in short supply.
East Hampton Town today appealed a federal court injunction that barred the implementation of a law adopted in April that would have restricted the noisiest aircraft to one trip per week at East Hampton Airport.
Responding to concerns about burning embers left under the sand and the debris left behind after nighttime beach fires, the town board has proposed a new requirement that all beach fires be built in metal containers.
After reports of overcrowding and other problems at Harbor Raw Bar and Lounge near the Montauk Docks, East Hampton Town got a judge on Wednesday to agree to put the clamps on the party.
Hundreds of Montauk residents gathered Tuesday morning at the Montauk Firehouse to vent their fury over the anarchic party scene that has overwhelmed their hamlet this summer.
An incident early this month in which two dogs that swam in Fort Pond in Montauk experienced subsequent gastrointestinal illness is raising questions about the water body’s ecological wellness and whether or not a monitoring program should be implemented.
East Hampton Town’s Public Safety Division reported last week that the Ordinance Enforcement Department had opened cases on 1,076 alleged code violations during the first half of 2015, up from 621 cases opened during the first six months of...
Complaints about garbage cans and trash on the beaches brought East Hampton Village officials to a meeting of the town trustees on Tuesday, with the village beach manager defending Main Beach, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s finest, and one of the trustees defending her unilateral action to tag cans on the beaches for removal.