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  • Without fanfare and with no public comment, the East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Nov. 20 to adopt amendments to its zoning code establishing parking requirements that could affect motels’ ability to add accessory uses such as a restaurant, bar, or retail store.
  • The last of five public hearings for the Town of East Hampton’s hamlet studies will happen at the town board’s meeting next Thursday and will focus on Montauk. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Town Hall.
  • An Amagansett man who was arrested in July for trespassing on Cartwright Shoal, a tidal peninsula in Gardiner’s Bay, was buoyed by last Thursday’s presentation by the Suffolk County district attorney’s office that he said did not include proof that the shoal is privately owned.
  • Officials of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee are calling for the resignation of Amos Goodman, its chairman, in the wake of an investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
  • The South Fork Wind Farm, initially proposed as a 90-megawatt installation located approximately 35 miles off Montauk, is now expected to deliver up to 130 megawatts because of more advanced turbines than those originally planned for, according to officials of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, the Rhode Island company known as Deepwater Wind until its acquisition, completed this month, by the Danish energy company Orsted.
  • "My story, my relationship with the Hamptons, goes back a long way."
  • The East Hampton Town Board is expected to adopt the town’s 2019 budget at its meeting tonight, which will also include a public hearing on the hamlet study focusing on Springs.
  • Orsted, Denmark's largest energy company and the world's largest offshore wind developer, has completed the acquisition of Deepwater Wind from the D.E. Shaw Group. The $510 million transaction was announced last month.
  • Basil Seggos, the commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has announced that he will step down from that post.
  • A full house greeted officials of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Deepwater Wind at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett on Monday as the bureau took comments on Deepwater’s construction and operations plan for the 15-turbine wind farm it proposes to construct and operate approximately 35 miles from Montauk.

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