As the summer heats up, so does the taxi business in East Hampton Town, catering to visitors without cars as well as partying vacationers and locals who, after an alcohol-fueled evening, wisely leave their cars behind and take a cab home.
While a legal decision had been expected on whether three regulations that would restrict access to East Hampton Airport to reduce the impact of aircraft noise will come to bear, town officials announced Wednesday afternoon that the decision has been put off until June 26.
The owners of Montauk’s Royal Atlantic Motel have asked to be included as defendants in Defend H2O’s lawsuit seeking to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from building a reinforced dune along the downtown Montauk beach.
A 150-foot communications tower erected behind the Springs Firehouse on Fort Pond Boulevard has prompted an appeal to the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals that seeks to overturn its building permit.
Using the community preservation fund, the East Hampton Town Board has authorized the purchase of three properties, from which houses will be removed in order to return the lands to their natural states.
The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday night to enact an overnight curfew at East Hampton Airport, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and to extend that curfew from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. for planes that fall into a "noisy aircraft" category.
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.