After a winter hiatus, a $13.8 million project to repave and repair 15 miles of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Montauk is under way again.
The New York State Department of Transportation’s project, stretching between Buell Lane in East Hampton and South Etna Avenue in Montauk, started up again this week. In the fall, state contractors had repaved some of the worst sections between East Hampton and Amagansett, with the exception of both downtown areas. They are now working west to east on the remaining sections ane expect the project to be complete by May.
Montaukers will soon have a new doctor to call their own. Southampton Hospital has announced that Michael Genereux, a doctor of osteopathy, will work out of the Meeting House Lane Medical Practice’s offices on Montauk Main Street this summer, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Dr. Anthony Knott late last year.
The new South Fork Behavioral Initiative, which would provide immediate mental and behavioral health care to those in need, particularly students here, will be a focus of the upcoming 12th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day, which is slated for April 11. While the workshops and panel discussions are free, advance registration is required.
In a continued effort to build understanding among people of all faiths, the East End Clericus sponsored a trip to a mosque in Selden on Sunday for people from various houses of worship.
The trip grew out of a gathering on Feb. 8 that was held in response to the radical Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical tabloid in Paris, in January, the Rev. Denis Brunelle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton said on Tuesday morning. "Our own take on it was that violence in the name of religion is not acceptable for any branch."
Temperatures in the 30s and 40s practically feel like a heat wave after a miserably cold winter. Spring fever is a given, but before you get to brazen and venture out into the water, heed some advice from the Coast Guard.
The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will continue interviewing possible candidates for political offices on Wednesday evening at 7.
The committee will screen for highway superintendent, justice, assessor, and trustee at the American Legion in Amagansett. Town Justice Lisa R. Rana, Town Highway Superintendent Stephen K. Lynch, and Jill Massa, a town assessor, are expected to run for re-election, Tom Knobel, the committee chairman, said Monday by email.