Three fish kills in the Peconic River last summer were the result of rising water temperatures, elevated levels of nitrogen, and harmful algal blooms, according to a study by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, and researchers at Stony Brook and Cornell Universities.
Recent news reports alleging that the Wounded Warrior Project, the country’s largest veteran-care organization, spends an inordinate amount of its donations on travel, hotels, and meals have been angrily challenged by some East Hampton residents who have devoted their time and effort to the charity.
Days after he was asked to co-sponsor a bill that would ban methoprene, the mosquito larvicide that is suspected of harming nontarget species including lobster and crabs, in coastal areas, State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle did just that.
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.