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While traditional cesspools have been prohibited in the county since 1973, replacing them in kind has until now been allowed. The new law will prohibit that as of July 2019.
In the new year, the leadership of the East Hampton Town Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals will remain the same.
With the zoning process over, the ball was thrown back to the planning board. On Wednesday at Town Hall, the public will have the chance to chime in on the final site plan that has resulted from this epic real estate saga.
Remarks delivered by Peter Van Scoyoc, the new supervisor, clearly aimed to demonstrate continuity with the board that was led by his predecessor, Larry Cantwell, who has retired after more than four decades in public service.
The offices of tax receivers around the country were crowded this week with residents seeking to prepay property taxes before recently passed limits on deductions take effect, and offices on the South Fork were no different.
As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, Democrats in New York’s First Congressional District, stretching from Montauk to Brookhaven and most of Smithtown, are feeling that Representative Lee Zeldin is vulnerable, despite the Republican’s re-...
With a vote last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board approved the $4 million purchase of an additional layer of development rights over almost 30 acres of farmland in Wainscott, allowing restrictions to be placed on the land that will permit its...
A plan to add a 16-seat restaurant at the Hero Beach Club in Montauk is drawing mixed reactions from the East Hampton Town Planning Board.
The Suffolk County Legislature approved a 2018 vector control plan on Tuesday that includes use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, but also acknowledges a pilot program launched this year at Accabonac Harbor that is intended to reduce and possibly...
It was Montauk night at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Tuesday as members considered an application for cellphone antennas on the six-story fire control tower at the Montauk Lighthouse and learned that an expert has been...
As 2018 approaches, so does Deepwater Wind’s plan to submit applications to more than 20 federal, state, and local permitting agencies for the South Fork Wind Farm, an installation of up to 15 turbines it plans to construct approximately 30 miles...
Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District was 1 of 12 Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote against the Republicans’ sweeping overhaul of the tax code.
Amagansett’s perennial parking problems will get some relief. In a plan being prepared by town officials, the commercial district parking lot would be expanded to an adjacent parcel and the existing lot reconfigured. East Hampton Town...