A water sports enthusiast and manager of Main Beach Surf and Sport in Wainscott, Rick Drew, a Democrat, is a former information technology consultant. That experience, he said, “can help a new trustee board craft a vision for the trustees that will more effectively manage our natural resources, particularly with respect to clean water.”
A Democrat who chairs the town’s nature preserve committee, Zachary Cohen of Springs lost the 2011 race for town supervisor by 15 votes. His run for trustee, he said, is an effort to move from an advisory to a decision-making role and a natural extension of his efforts to balance preservation and public use.
Francis Bock is a former trustee, having served two terms including a year as clerk. A Democrat, Mr. Bock works for the town’s Department of Housing and Community Development. Since leaving the trustees in 2009, “I don’t see that they’ve advanced at all,” he said. “I see the condition of the harbors, the channels, the ponds that are being poisoned.
A former three-term trustee, Joe Bloecker, a Republican, made an unsuccessful bid for town assessor in 2013. He has thrown his hat into the ring once again because “the trustees need experienced help. There’s a lot of stuff going on that I don’t think should be.”
A native of East Hampton from the Damark family, Tyler Armstrong, a Democrat, said that his study of ecology led to an understanding of “how much everything is connected, and how much people rely on the environment, especially here, where our economy depends on it too.” The abundance of marine life can be greater still, he said, with cleaner waters.
Time limits on parking in and around the municipal parking lot in Amagansett should be reduced as a short-term measure to alleviate the parking deficit in the hamlet, the new rules should be enforced aggressively, and, in the long term, the town should acquire more land for parking. So said Tina Piette at an Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Monday.
Members of East Hampton Town’s energy sustainability advisory committee presented a draft climate action plan to the town board on Tuesday, urging its swift adoption and implementation to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Zoning code amendments adopted by the East Hampton Village Board in June, which added graduated formulas for lot coverage and maximum floor areas of structures for parcels larger than one acre, caused a number of construction plans to become noncompliant and led to the revocation of several building permits.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will close most of the beach above the mean high tide line at the National Wildlife Refuge west of Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett and the Jessup's Neck peninsula at the Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac from April 1 through Aug. 31.
Registered Democrats who hope to see Senator Bernie Sanders on the ballot in New York State's April 19 presidential primary have been asked sign two petitions at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
A standing-room-only crowd including many of the South Fork's musicians packed into Crossroads Music at Amagansett Square on Saturday night for a free concert that served as an informal send-off for the store, which will close at year's end.
Edwin L. Sherrill, a native son of East Hampton who served on the village board for 33 years, was honored by that board on Thursday morning when a plaque renaming the Main Beach pavilion in his honor was unveiled.