Building political will for a livable world is a work in progress, according to Don Matheson, a builder who lives in East Hampton, but if his observations from last week’s international conference of Citizens Climate Lobby are accurate, that undertaking is nearing a tipping point.
Music has filled the air from one end of the South Fork to the other in the late spring and early summer of 2015. With the Independence Day weekend’s arrival, the rock ’n’ rollers will kick it up several notches as the crowds settle in.
In an era in which too much is never enough — as ostentatiously expressed in new and reconstructed residences built to the absolute maximum size allowed by zoning — a wooded one-acre-plus parcel in Springs is an oasis of playfulness.
The East Hampton Town Trustees, who manage many of the town’s beaches, waterways, and bottomlands on behalf of the public, have asked the public to help fight aerial spraying of the mosquito larvicide methoprene on waters under their jurisdiction.
A month after the board faced a small army of attorneys and owners of large properties who were nearly unanimous in their fierce opposition, the board brushed aside a predicted legal challenge and adopted new restrictions on gross floor area and lot coverage on residential properties.
The sterilization in early January of what was reported to be 114 female deer, for which the East Hampton Village Board paid $140,000 to White Buffalo, a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut, is under scrutiny in light of the recent, gruesome deaths of three of the animals and confirmation that three others died as a consequence of capture or surgery.
A week after the East Hampton Republican Committee announced that Len Czajka had dropped out of the East Hampton Town Board race, the party’s other candidate for town board, Nancy Keeshan, announced her withdrawal from the race, as well.
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.