After some 15 years of what East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell called “fits and starts,” a public restroom in the municipal parking lot of Amagansett’s commercial district may finally be constructed in the early spring. If, that is, separate but related issues can be resolved.
The historic Dominy clock and woodworking shops that were moved decades ago to the Further Lane property now owned by the investor Barry Rosenstein will soon begin a journey back to North Main Street, where they were constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Andy Sabin, the president of the Sabin Metal Corporation and a philanthropist who founded the South Fork Natural History Museum, has given $30 million to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
The almost yearlong negotiation between the East Hampton Town Trustees and residents of Lazy Point in Amagansett, who lease the land on which their houses stand from the trustees, was finally completed on Nov. 10 with the trustees voting 6 to 1 to adopt new rules and regulations.
In a small victory for dark-sky advocates, the East Hampton Village Board bowed to opposition from residents of the village agreeing to modify proposed amendments to its lighting code with the aim of reducing sky glow.
An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor, from the 5-4 expected on election night, to 6-3.
East Hampton Town Board members and the town trustees have reached an agreement under which the two governing bodies will jointly pursue and finance the acquisition and condemnation of approximately 4,000 feet of the ocean beach on Napeague, the subject of two lawsuits.
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 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.