With weekends quieter than in the summer, when taxis swarm downtown hamlets seeking passengers buzzing about for a night of festivities, the East Hampton Town Board is taking time to review legislation that regulates taxicab companies here.
A law put in place before last season required taxi operators to obtain licenses from the town clerk after providing proof of insurance and driver’s license information.
New at Rowdy
At Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, new on the menu at lunchtime is a “roast turkey gobbler,” which is a sandwich of fresh turkey breast on toasted eight-grain bread with stuffing, gravy, and onion-cranberry marmalade. It is served with baby field greens. Also new on the lunch menu is a chicken salad sandwich and a pastrami sandwich. At dinnertime, the Rowdy menu now offers a baked brie appetizer, and, as entrees, local swordfish, salmon, an all-natural pork chop, beef short ribs, coq au vin, and butternut squash lasagna.
A vote is expected this evening on East Hampton Town’s budget for 2013, after a few last-minute changes were approved by a majority of the town board on Tuesday.
As originally proposed, the budget totaled slightly more than $69 million and would result in tax rates of $27.86 per $100 of assessed value to most town properties, a 4.6-percent increase, or a rate of $10.93 per $100 of assessed value for properties in the incorporated villages of East Hampton and Sag Harbor, a decrease of 1.7 percent.
An electric-vehicle charging station, newly installed at East Hampton Town Hall, will be unveiled at 9 a.m. Friday at an event sponsored by the town board and the Natural Resources Department. The public has been invited.
The station is in front of the police annex at the town hall campus on Pantigo Road. It use will be demonstrated, using electric vehicles provided by Buzz Chew Chevrolet and Tesla Motors, whose representatives will be on hand to answer technical questions.
East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.
A dynamic trio of East End songstresses, Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton, rocked a sold-out Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night for "Way Out East," the East Coast precursor to an upcoming mini-tour out west.