East Hampton Town has dropped a charge against the manager of the Surf Lodge on Edgemere Street in Montauk for putting up a sign without consulting with the town’s architectural review board, according to the manager’s lawyers.
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.
The Springs School District has launched a second search for an architect and engineer, along with a new search for a construction management company, to help it deal with what many people say is an overcrowded and aging school building.
After nearly 20 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, Lt. Austin McGuire, known A.J., is leaving for a new position as Sag Harbor Village’s next police chief. Starting in January, Lieutenant McGuire will take over from Chief Tom Fabiano, who announced his retirement in September.
Caffeine junkies can take comfort in the fact that the Starbucks Coffee Company’s East Hampton location will reopen tomorrow, after an interior expansion and renovation project prompted its closure for almost nine weeks.
A former bookkeeper and teacher’s aid at the Rainbow Preschool in Bridgehampton was charged with stealing more than $35,000 from the school. Lauren E. Comber, 30, of Sag Harbor turned herself in to Southampton Town police on Nov. 10.