Meetings of the East Hampton Town Trustees are not broadcast on LTV, in contrast to those of the town board, many of the town’s other governing bodies, and the East Hampton Village board and zoning board of appeals.
In an effort to improve the water quality of Hook Pond, which the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has listed as impaired, the Village of East Hampton is planning projects to reduce stormwater runoff and contamination from aging or malfunctioning septic systems.
The lure of waterfront living, the stratospheric value of most South Fork real estate, and fear that a catastrophic weather event could destroy it all were starkly illustrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees.
School boards in Amagansett, Sagaponack, and Montauk have finalized their proposed 2015-16 budgets.
In Amagansett, the budget totals $10.5 million, with a tax levy of $8.75 million. Members of the school board were unanimous in voting to adopt it, said Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent. It represents “a slight decrease in the tax levy,” she said.
Armed with evidence of sleeping accommodations in a finished storage space over a garage and pool house on Cove Hollow Road — something prohibited under East Hampton Village Code — the village’s zoning board of appeals appeared ready Friday to deny a request to keep the storage space, which includes a full bathroom.
“They’re not using the upstairs portion for any kind of sleeping or habitable space,” Karen Hoeg, an attorney representing Lawrence and Lisa Cohen, told the board. “The bathroom is used very infrequently.”
Thomas A. Twomey’s sudden death in November came just five months after the grand-opening ceremony commemorating the East Hampton Library’s $6.5 million expansion and renovation. Mr. Twomey, a lawyer, civic leader, and chairman of the library’s board of managers, had played an integral part in the yearslong project, which added 6,800 square feet and houses the new children’s reading room and the Baldwin Family Lecture Room.
“The two bands complement each other. I really dig what they do, and love the fact that they sing, their vocals are big. I asked Gary if we could do a double bill, and he went for it. I called Telly, they were psyched to do it, and here we are.”
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.
Neither a six-week delay nor an Election Day shakeup could dampen spirits at the East Hampton Town Trustees' 25th annual Largest Clam Contest, to which a few hundred members of the community flocked on Sunday.