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  • At a hearing next Thursday night, the East Hampton Town Board will take comments on a change to the town code that would clarify restrictions on the expansion of commercial buildings in limited-business zones.

    The zoning district is designed to allow low-intensity uses in places where business areas give way to residential zones. Restrictions on the types of businesses and their size are designed to protect the residential character of the designated areas.

  • East Hampton Town

    151 Signs

    Signs illegally placed on the public rights-of-way have been removed by East Hampton ordinance enforcement officers and other personnel, Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell reported last week. Mr. Cantwell said that to date, 151 signs have been removed.

    Leber on A.R.B.

  • Chefs Dinner

    The annual Chefs Dinner at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton takes place Sunday. A V.I.P. dinner in honor of Tom Colicchio, a four-star chef, and Lori Silverbush, a filmmaker, will be prepared by Alfred Portale and Eric Ripert, among other chefs. Tickets are $1,000. 

    Those cooking will also include Christian Mir of the Stone Creek Inn, Claudia Flemming of North Fork Table and Inn, Jason Weiner of Almond, Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, and Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill.

  • A hearing last Thursday night before the East Hampton Town Board on a proposed law that would subject chain stores seeking to open to additional planning board review drew speakers both for and against the idea.
  • Contractors and tradesmen helped fill Town Hall to standing-room capacity last Thursday night, protesting a new law that would restrict the parking of their commercial vehicles on residential streets.
  • The house and studios of the late James Brooks and his wife, Charlotte Park, both artists associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement, were designated as historic landmarks by the East Hampton Town Board last week.

    The town purchased the artists’ 11-acre property on Neck Path in Springs last March for $1.1 million, intending to take the buildings down and preserve the parcel as open space, but the efforts of a grassroots group that was formed after neighborhood residents happened upon the site resulted in reconsideration of that plan.

  • A ban on daytime drinking on weekends and holidays at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett was approved unanimously last Thursday by the East Hampton Town Board.

    Enforcement will begin as soon as the law is filed with New York State, which will take a number of business days.

    The law will be in effect through September. After that, the town board has said its efficacy at tamping down unruly parties on the beach, which prompted numerous residents to complain, will be assessed.

  • Peter Ambrose, a well-known East Hampton chef and caterer, has moved on from the Hampton Seafood Company and opened Pete’s Endless Summer Taco shop in the former Food & Co. spot on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

  • With a potential Long Island Rail Road strike looming, East Hampton and Southampton officials are discussing what to do if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its L.I.R.R. unions fail to agree by Sunday.
  • Construction of 48 new rental apartments in Wainscott to provide affordable housing would have a “profound impact” on the tiny Wainscott School, according to David Eagan, president of the hamlet’s school board. The proposal was outlined at an East Hampton Town Board meeting on Tuesday.

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