An aquatic weed harvester that is to begin removing macroalgae from Georgica Pond this month is of concern to the East Hampton Town Trustees, who own and oversee many of the town’s waterways and bottomlands on behalf of the public.
The Long Island Commercial Fishing Association has joined the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in the latter group’s motion to oppose the designation of an offshore marine monument in the Northeast Atlantic, which environmental groups support.
The need for seasonal work-force housing is a crisis that only a multifaceted approach will resolve, according to those who spoke yesterday at a breakfast symposium organized by the East Hampton Business Alliance.
“This storefront is more my style,” Beth Eckhardt said last week, as her business, Amagansett Flowers by Beth, began to blossom in its new home at 255 Main Street. “I’ve had my eye on this building for a long time, and it just so happens. . . .”
With winter flounder said to be almost nonexistent, Anne McElroy of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to endorse the collection of data this summer in Napeague Harbor to find out why.
While Congress moves toward providing emergency funding to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus, an East Hampton Town trustee is urging residents to be proactive in preventing the proliferation of the mosquito that carries it.