Members of East Hampton Town’s energy sustainability advisory committee presented a draft climate action plan to the town board on Tuesday, urging its swift adoption and implementation to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Zoning code amendments adopted by the East Hampton Village Board in June, which added graduated formulas for lot coverage and maximum floor areas of structures for parcels larger than one acre, caused a number of construction plans to become noncompliant and led to the revocation of several building permits.
Georgica Pond in East Hampton, which the town trustees have closed to the harvesting of crabs for part of the last two years due to dense blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, was opened to the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 7.
John Berg, a longtime art director for Columbia Records who oversaw the design of iconic album covers by artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, and Santana, died on Sunday at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton.
The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Shellfisheries Section has downgraded approximately 20 acres of bottomland in Accabonac Harbor in Springs from seasonally uncertified to uncertified year round, meaning that the harvesting of shellfish is prohibited. The areas were previously uncertified from May 1 through Nov. 30.
As they have in recent years, the guitarist G.E. Smith and the musician Taylor Barton-Smith, who live in Amagansett, will liven up the South Fork’s off-season with a host of special events at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, starting on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the launch of the Portraits series.