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Although recycling has been reported as declining on Long Island in recent years, officials in East Hampton, Southampton, and Shelter Island report their towns are doing a good job. Just what happens to the garbage collected by commercial carters is, however, less understood.
Over the course of lengthy and sometimes combative remarks, the board listened quietly as speakers cited a deep bond with their pets and “the old bucolic, wonderful ways of East Hampton” as grounds to table a measure they called misguided and pointless. It was even suggested that board members retire or be voted out of office should they act to...
After two decades, Justice Cahill, the first woman ever to preside over the local court, has decided to step down. She will retire on Dec. 31. “I had a difficult time with the decision,” she said on Monday, explaining that for several months she’s been weighing her love of the job against a very real feeling that 20 years was enough.
   Esther Laufer, who turned 100 on Tuesday, remembers trolley cars and horse-drawn wagons, silent movies, spinning tops in the gutter on the street, and egg creams at the local soda fountain.     Mrs. Laufer, who lives in...
Montauk Highway roadwork, set to resume as pre-summer laborer and delivery traffic reaches its peak, will slow drivers through East Hampton Village until at least May 20.
A gateway to Ditch Plain, Montauk, may have a very different look if the East Hampton Town Planning Board approves a subdivision proposed for the residential site.
   The East End is heading back to the future to harvest deer. Figures compiled by the State Department of Environmental Conservation show that of the 1,451 deer harvested in Suffolk County during the regular hunting season that began last...
   The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals ruled on two controversial matters on April 9 with a voting pattern unusual for this board.     Members voted 4-1 to grant several variances and a natural resources special...
East Hampton Town’s Fort Pond House, which sits on four acres and provided, with the exception of a boat launching ramp, the only public access to the pond, will remain for sale despite a lack of viable offers and a recent attempt, for the second time, by the town board’s two Democrats to withdraw it from the market.
   After approving a three-year capital spending plan last Thursday, which includes projects totaling $12.4 million, the East Hampton Town Board decided to issue $2.7 million in bonds to kick-start a number of projects.
East Hampton Town Town Hall’s New Phone System     A new phone system at East Hampton Town Hall allows callers to use a central number, 324-4141, for transfer to most town departments and employees. It also provides access to...
With little public discussion of the matter among Sag Harbor Village Board members or residents, two police officer positions were written out of the village budget.
   Words of wisdom from Margaret Mead warned to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”     Save Sag Harbor,...