The off-season may be quiet, but East Hampton Town officials, well aware that sun-seekers will return with the climbing roses as usual next summer and businesses will be back in full swing to serve them, are putting new teeth in existing laws to better control potential chaos, particularly in Montauk.
The fire that ripped through a section of Sag Harbor’s Main Street on Friday morning — the worst on the South Fork in 22 years — destroyed two buildings, including the Sag Harbor Cinema, badly damaged others, devastated businesses, and displaced two people from second-story apartments.
Despite reports that cigarettes were blame for the fire on Friday that destroyed several Main Street buildings in Sag Harbor, including the lobby of the Sag Harbor Cinema, fire investigators have yet to pinpoint a cause.
Long-running negotiations between East Hampton Town and the Bistrian family over the town's possible purchase and preservation of a large tract of farmland in Amagansett have reached yet another impasse.
With a “yes” vote on the Bridgehampton School District’s $24.7 million bond proposition on Tuesday, its 86-year-old school building is set for major expansion and renovation over the next few years, which school officials say will give students in kindergarten through 12th grade what they need in today’s world.
After considering but rejecting the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on town-owned land in Wainscott as a site for a new senior citizens center, the East Hampton Town Board is poised to build a new center on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton behind the existing building, which would be razed.