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  • A report on housing in East Hampton, prepared by a group of volunteers, outlines the challenges faced here, where the rise in housing costs has far outstripped increases in income and the population of schoolchildren has resulted in a heavy tax burden in certain districts
  • Prominent Democrats pressed the town board about its response to a lawsuit that could privatize a stretch of Napeague beach.
  • According to the New York State Unified Court System, Carl Irace, East Hampton Town’s deputy town attorney, is late in renewing his registration with the state as a practicing attorney, resulting in his status being designated as “delinquent.”
  • Chris Jones, one of two principals organizing the MTK: Music to Know festival, got the attention of everyone at an East Hampton Town Board meeting on Tuesday when, kidding, he dropped the name Stevie Wonder...
  • Pizza rustica, an Italian Eastertime specialty — a savory pie made with eggs and Italian meats and cheeses — is available this month at Food and Co. in East Hampton, where Pasquale’s Home­­made has set up shop and is offering all kinds of traditional homemade foods, including roast chicken and pizzas.
  • Montauk has been chosen by the United States Commerce Department to be one of six port communities participating in a study to determine how it might be given development assistance
  • East Hampton Town’s 2009 financial audit is complete, and a 2010 audit has begun, an accountant for the town told the East Hampton Town Board at a work session on Tuesday. That not only brings the town up to speed financially after years of financial mismanagement and inadequate recordkeeping, but puts things ahead of the game this year.
  • In response to an outpouring of community opposition, followed by a lawsuit seeking cancellation of a town permit, the organizers of the MTK: Music to Know festival, slated for Aug. 13 and 14, are seeking Federal Aviation Administration and East Hampton Town permission to move the event to an unused runway at East Hampton Airport. Should that effort fail, they plan to go ahead with the concert at its original proposed site, on farmland in Amagansett.
  • A growing number of food trucks peddling their wares at East Hampton’s beaches and other public sites has prompted the town board to revamp the rules governing those sales.

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