In a small victory for dark-sky advocates, the East Hampton Village Board bowed to opposition from residents of the village agreeing to modify proposed amendments to its lighting code with the aim of reducing sky glow.
Participation by East Enders in a planned trip to Lesbos, Greece, to assist in relief efforts for the thousands of refugees flowing through there from countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, continues to grow as a departure date just before Thanksgiving nears.
The extensive plans proposed by David Geffen, the music and film executive who purchased 26 and 30 West End Road for $50 million from Courtney Ross last year, represent a “very sensitive, soft-touch renovation,” his representative told the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
While the village would not confirm dates, White Buffalo, a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut, has returned to East Hampton Village to continue a controversial multiyear program to reduce the deer population through sterilization.
As a public hearing on a revised East Hampton Village lighting code approaches, the village board, meeting last Thursday, increased the proposed Kelvin limit, which measures the hue of a light source, from 3,000 to 3,500. The proposed code will be...