The most toxic form of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was present among the bacteria that were first detected in July in Georgica Pond in East Hampton. The finding was the result of research conducted by Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University on behalf of the East Hampton Town Trustees, who closed the pond to the harvesting of marine life through the summer and fall.
An environmental engineering firm tasked with developing a water-quality management plan for the Hook Pond watershed area should be selected by next month.
Becky Molinaro, the East Hampton Village administrator, delivered an update on the Hook Pond Water Quality Improvement Project to the village board at a brief work session last Thursday. The initiative is a collaboration with the town, the East Hampton Town Trustees, and community organizations.
Citing recent heavy rainfall and stormwater runoff, the State Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed several waterways in East Hampton and Southampton to the harvesting of shellfish.
The Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee voted on Monday to inform the East Hampton Town Board that it is considering whether to request a hamlet study in which problems related to housing, wastewater, transportation, utility lines, and beaches would be identified and addressed.
In the wake of highly publicized police shootings of young African-American men, and the subsequent refusal of grand juries to indict the officers involved, a silent vigil for racial justice will happen tomorrow from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton war memorial. Those in attendance plan to hold placards with the name of a victim of such incidents.
An Oct. 8 letter from the Wainscott School Board to the district’s taxpayers about a proposed affordable housing development was called “inflammatory” and “a blindside” from “a very small but very vocal group” at a meeting on Friday at the senior citizens housing complex at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett.
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.