Despite the objections of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees, the East Hampton Town Board, many South Fork residents, and one very determined activist, the Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 1 to approve the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Department of Public Works 2016 vector control effort.
Over objections from members of its nature preserve committee, the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday adopted an altered management plan for the South Flora preserve on Napeague, omitting parking along the preserve.
East Hampton voters will have an opportunity to weigh in next fall on whether to authorize the use of up to 20 percent of the town’s community preservation fund for projects that would improve water quality.
Santa Claus is due to arrive soon, and children and adults alike who hope to find drones under the tree will have no restrictions on flying them in the Village of Sag Harbor, at least until after the new year.
In a fast turnaround, the two major parties have selected candidates for the upcoming special election in the Town of Southampton to fill the vacancy left by Brad Bender, who resigned late last month after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge.