(November 18, 2010) The town board will vote tonight on the adoption of a 2011 East Hampton Town budget that trims spending by $8 million and would provide a tax cut of 17 percent for most town residents, and of 20 percent for residents of East Hampton or Sag Harbor Villages.
The close to $64 million budget would set property tax rates at $26.55 per $100 of assessed value, or $12.21 per $100 for village residents.
(04/29/2010) A paintball tournament scheduled for Saturday at an East Hampton Town nature preserve has been canceled, but not before causing consternation and questions about whether such an activity is allowed on preserves and why its environmental impact had not been fully considered. The tournament, which was to have been a charity fund-raiser, was organized by the East Hampton Village Police Benevolent Association.
(June 10, 2010) While concern about how East Hampton Town has used the millions that have flowed into its community preservation fund over the last decade — a dedicated fund earmarked only for land and historic preservation — has focused largely on the years in which former Supervisor Bill McGintee was in charge, when misuse of the fund resulted in charges against Mr.
Colin Ambrose, the chef and owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, will present the next program of “Cooking With East End Chefs” at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Wednesday. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Mr. Ambrose will prepare roasted squash salad, striped bass, and cafe con leche flan, and will discuss his use of East End produce and goods. The requested donation for the event is $30. Wine will be served. Those interested have been asked to call to reserve a place. Payment can be made at the door.
(Aug. 26, 2010) Before the East Hampton Town Board moves ahead with impending employee layoffs, some of which are expected to be unavoidable as part of a response to an approximately $31 million budget deficit, town employees will have an opportunity to join a state retirement incentive program, which was approved by the board at a meeting last Thursday.
The Springs Farmers Market continues post-Labor Day each Saturday morning at the Ashawagh Hall green, at the junction of Fireplace Road and Old Stone Highway.
The market offers vegetables from five different farms, plus specialty mushrooms, cheeses, breads and other baked goods, jam, flowers, homemade dog treats, pickles, coffee, and seafood.
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.