The East Hampton Village Board considered expanding the requirements for large groups to obtain permits for events on public property, including beaches, at a work session last Thursday, focusing on litter and suggestions from the village beach manager and town trustees.
Two men escaped injury on Thursday when the 50-foot, 3,300-horsepower racing catamaran in which they were attempting to set a new record for circling Long Island, struck a buoy while going 148 miles per hour.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has moved to protect horseshoe crabs, which have experienced a decline, by giving the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation extended authority for two years to limit the harvesting of females, those at beaches where shorebirds feed on their eggs, and those that are mating, a prevalent practice.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that he had introduced legislation to support a water quality protection project for Hook Pond in East Hampton. The $92,000 project will protect the pond from stormwater runoff and enhance water quality in the watershed.
Decrying what she called a “mini-Versailles” and increased “paverization,” Lys Marigold, vice chairwoman of the village’s zoning board of appeals, spoke for her colleagues about an application for extensive landscaping and the addition of multiple structures at a property on West End Road bordering Georgica Pond.