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Well before a March 11 earthquake led to a partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, local antinuclear activists and elected officials were warning of the potential for disaster if a hurricane or other unusual weather event damaged the Millstone nuclear complex in Waterford, Conn.
In response to an outpouring of community opposition, followed by a lawsuit seeking cancellation of a town permit, the organizers of the MTK: Music to Know festival, slated for Aug. 13 and 14, are seeking Federal Aviation Administration and East Hampton Town permission to move the event to an unused runway at East Hampton Airport. Should that...
East Hampton Town’s 2009 financial audit is complete, and a 2010 audit has begun, an accountant for the town told the East Hampton Town Board at a work session on Tuesday. That not only brings the town up to speed financially after years of financial mismanagement and inadequate recordkeeping, but puts things ahead of the game this year.
Neighbors of a proposed three-lot development in Springs continued to rail against improvement of the properties at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on March 22, even though the board had already approved a house on each lot three years ago.
In her quarterly state of the town address at Southampton Town Hall on Friday, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst painted a picture of a town on the comeback, with organized labor, local businesses, and the town board working in harmony.
A resurfacing project originally planned for this year to address potholes and other problems that have plagued the stretch of Route 27 between Southampton and East Hampton will not go out for bids until the summer of 2012.
Consternation has grown in Springs in particular over what has been perceived as a glut of illegal housing there and a lack of enforcement.
In an effort to provide town ordinance enforcement officers with a way to identify and eliminate illegally overcrowded housing, the East Hampton Town Board has been talking about placing limits on the number of cars that can be parked overnight on residential properties.
In the wake of $231 million in rate overcharging by the Long Island Power Authority over the past few years, and what he views as a weak effort to address the problem, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. signed on as a co-sponsor this week of legislation to replace LIPA’s appointed board with an elected one.