Author Information

Articles by this author:

  • An aviation law expert hired by the East Hampton Town Board will attend a meeting in Montauk tomorrow to talk about noise control at the East Hampton Airport.
  • Residents alarmed at the East Hampton Town Board’s recent discussion about using part of a 38-acre town property on the Napeague oceanfront for a parking lot.
  • A long saga of legal challenges to a 1998 East Hampton Town law barring most ferries from docking here came to a close this week with a United States Supreme Court decision.
  •     As discussion of the East Hampton Airport continues — with aircraft noise reduction and whether or not to take Federal Aviation Administration grants shaping up as a key campaign issue in the upcoming town election — Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione last week distributed a 2010 report by the State Department of Transportation and the F.A.A. on the economic impacts of aviation in the state.

  • A 2012 East Hampton Town budget calls for a slight increase in spending of 2 percent, but would result in a tax decrease for residents.
  •     The East Hampton Town Board will hold a hearing tonight on a proposal to hand the oversight of buildings on active farmland, such as temporary greenhouses or “hoop houses,” and farmstands, to the town architectural review board, eliminating the need to go through town planning board site plan review before a building permit is issued. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

  •     Oktoberfest continues at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, with a special featuring weinerschnitzel on the menu today and tomorrow. Starting Saturday, the $24 Oktoberfest prix fixe dinner menu will feature kassler rippchen — smoked pork chops — with braised red cabbage and house-made applesauce, plus a Black Forest trifle for dessert. The special Oktoberfest dessert is available a la carte as well. The restaurant’s German-style celebration, which includes beer specials, will conclude at the end of next week.

  • The East Hampton Airport took center stage in the coming town election as the Democratic candidates for town board pledged not to take Federal Aviation Administration grants.
  •     When I moved to the East End 30 years ago, I never intended to stay. In my post-high school hippie days, I had left Long Island’s suburbs behind, eventually headed west, and embraced a life different from the one my parents lived. Access to wilderness, an alternative culture, and a rural setting were key. But after two years in Washington State, following one in Maine, I got sick and somehow it made sense to return.

  •     This week brings the final opportunity till spring to purchase produce and other edibles directly from farmers, fishermen, and local producers at both the East Hampton and Springs farmers markets.

Blogs by this author: