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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.
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.
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...
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.
There are 35 Middle and Near East countries on a map offered as a free test on the Internet by Rethinking Schools, an organization dedicated to progressive education that publishes a magazine of that name, as well as books designed for, in the organization’s words, “educators who want to enlist students in thinking deeply and critically about the...
Comments that Americans have all but forgotten about the great outdoors are every where these days, from children’s television to the White House Council on Fitness. An e-mail newsletter from the Renewable Energy Long Island group brought notice this week of a new effort to get people off their duffs and doing something to connect with nature.
I have read with interest articles about Matias Pulgar Alfaro cooling his heels at his cousin’s home in Springs while the Springs School District, which has denied his request to attend East Hampton High School, and his guardian’s attorney wrangle over whether he is, in fact, a resident of the district.
I recently read that Tiger Woods is selling his yacht, Privacy, for $25 million. He bought it as a wedding present for his wife, Elin Nordegren, for a mere $20 million. He offered it to her in their divorce settlement, but she declined. Perhaps there were too many sequins and boa feathers and sticks of Orbit gum and bikini bottoms left on it from...

A judgment is coming down to the wire, and unless there’s some out-of-the-box thinking and quick action, a very dangerous precedent regarding privatization of public beaches may be set.

After years of trying to pretend there was no problem, and letting potential solutions drop, Sag Harbor officials under a new mayor have gotten serious about potential health risks at the only bathing beach within village limits.

Down in Miami a couple of years ago, they banned the use of residential property for commercial purposes. This came as a surprise to a wealthy couple who had rented a house for a 40th-birthday party in February, and then faced the threat of a police blockade.

In all, nearly a mile of East Hampton’s oceanfront shoreline could become off limits to the public if parallel lawsuits brought by a group of property owners prevail. There is a great risk that stretches of beach in Amagansett and on Napeague would be, in effect, privatized after centuries of being open to all who wished to pass. The property...
Let’s see. The ospreys are back on their nests. The alewives are running in droves from North Sea Harbor to Big Fresh Pond in Southampton. Wild cherries are beginning to leaf out. I’ve yet to see the first shad in bloom. Daylily leaves and wild onions are popping up here and there. Spring is grudgingly showing its colors.