An application for a 10,561-square-foot house in the Huntting Lane Historic District is “exactly the type of project the village had in mind” last year when it enacted new limits on floor area and lot coverage, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals said on Friday.
Just as the two-hour limits in the Reutershan and Barns Schenck municipal parking lots in East Hampton Village were lifted from Monday through Thursday, available parking on Newtown Lane became a little less abundant as the Suffolk County Water Authority began a water main replacement project.
Despite the objections of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees, the East Hampton Town Board, many South Fork residents, and one very determined activist, the Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 1 to approve the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Department of Public Works 2016 vector control effort.
The local laws adopted on Friday that concluded the East Hampton Village Board’s business for 2015 were overshadowed by a moment of silence observed for Karen Rickenbach, the daughter of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who died on Dec. 12.
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.