No sooner had the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals denied an application on Friday for an expanded house at 44 Huntting Lane that would have violated a zoning amendment enacted last year, than it considered another request to overrule the amendment, which prohibits cellars from extending beyond a house’s ground-floor exterior walls.
Kevin McAllister’s campaign to ban methoprene, a mosquito larvicide that is believed to harm lobsters, crabs, and other nontarget species, is proceeding, in the face of the Suffolk County Legislature’s approval of its continued use this year.
In a move that could further East Hampton Town’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, a study is under way on the feasibility of creating a local energy network that would generate power here for critical facilities and have the ability to separate from the electrical grid in the event of power outages.
Stuart Vorpahl Jr., a fisherman, historian, former town trustee, secretary of the East Hampton Baymen’s Association, and a descendant of one of East Hampton’s oldest families, died last Thursday at Southampton Hospital.
"He was a man of the ages that we will never see again," said Daniel Rodgers, an attorney and advocate for East End commercial fishermen. "He was very easy to underestimate, but he was absolutely brilliant, one of the smartest men I ever met."
A representative of the Sag Harbor Village Board’s waterways advisory committee asked the East Hampton Town Trustees at a meeting on Monday to support a bill that would grant the village authority over waterways beyond the present 1,500-foot boundary.