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  • In August, after reaching yet another impasse over conflicting assessments and a purchase price, the Bistrians notified the town that they would proceed with development.
  • Even after the state takes regulatory authority over Uber and other ride-hailing services, East Hampton Town will be allowed to apply parking restrictions.
  • With the weather and the resort season warming up, the East Hampton Town Board turned its attention this week to proposed town code changes about seating at takeout food shops as well as outdoor dining at restaurants and on sidewalks in downtown Montauk.
  • Representatives of East Hampton Town’s Fisheries Advisory Committee have asked for a comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic importance of fisheries on the East End.
  • Union Cantina in Southampton will celebrate the Mexican fifth of May holiday by offering free passed hors d’oeuvres during a 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour, along with a variety of drink specials, including a lineup of the restaurant’s new summer cocktails. Beginning today, Westlake Fish House in Montauk will be open weekly from Thursdays through Sundays, noon through dinnertime. They are serving brunch daily and sushi, as well as the regular menu.
  • East Hampton Town finished 2016 firmly in the black with a positive balance of $29 million, a historic high, according to town officials.
  • Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been traveling the county this week promoting a proposal to establish a grant and loan program to help homeowners through out the county replace antiquated septic systems with new ones that remove nitrogen.
  • A new television show created for LTV, the local cable provider, by members of the nonpartisan East Hampton Group for Good Government had begun focusing on key issues through discussions and interviews with public officials, experts, and community leaders.
  • Real estate transactions in the first quarter of 2017 raised less money for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund than they did in the first months of 2016, although the number of sales was virtually the same.

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