East Hampton Town
EECO Farm Lease Extended
The East Hampton Town Board voted on Dec. 20 to renew the East End Community Organic Farm’s lease of town-owned farmland on Long Lane in East Hampton for five years, following the expiration of the current lease in April. Rental of the 42 acres of farmland will cost $150 per acre per year.
Come January, the East Hampton Town Department of Human Services will lose two part-time social workers who work with senior citizens, along with a part-time homemaker and a “community relations assistant.”
At a meeting on Dec. 8, the town board voted to abolish the positions, and the 2012 Human Services Department budget does not contain salaries for the posts.
For the Holidays
Stuart’s Seafood in Amagansett has the makings of the traditional Italian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes: all kinds of seafood, including bacalao, eels, smelt, sole, calamari, scallops, and clams.
Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton will be closed on Christmas day, but will serve dinner beginning at 6 p.m. from Tuesday through New Year’s Day.
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.