Residents and visitors to the South Fork may know that both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have spent time here, the latter an annual visitor to his house in Amagansett. Another member of the Beatles’ orbit, Peter Brown, who worked for their manager, the late Brian Epstein, has long summered in East Hampton.
A state court has ruled that private property owners do not own two disputed portions of ocean beach on Napeague and rejected a claim that people who used four-wheel-drive vehicles to get there to swim, picnic, or sunbathe were a public nuisance.
Philip O’Connell, the chairman of the East Hampton Village Planning Board, was welcomed as a member of the village board at a work session last Thursday, replacing Elbert Edwards, a longtime board member who died last month.
Members of the village board learned that a traffic roundabout long planned for the intersection of Buell and Toilsome Lanes is likely to be constructed in the spring and heard plans to create a soft barrier at the south end of Town Pond to protect the Hedges Inn property.
In his victory speech on election night, Donald Trump called on America to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people,” but with his anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail still resonating, his election has struck a note of fear and uncertainty for many.
Coastal retreat, however politically unpopular it may be, is the only logical response to sea level rise, an environmental advocate told an audience at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday.
Representatives of the Maidstone Club continued to press the contention that constructing a wooden bridge spanning a narrow section of Hook Pond north of Dunemere Lane is essential to public safety when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday.