Recent Stories: East Hampton

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The amendments, adopted over fierce opposition, set formulas for allowable floor area and lot coverage on residential parcels larger than one acre, basically reducing the maximum allowable.

A lawsuit challenging amendments to the East Hampton Village Zoning Code adopted in June of 2015 was dismissed on Sept. 2 by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Farneti, who called the amendments legal, constitutional, and valid.

Christopher Walsh
September 15, 2016
The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.

The East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals appears likely to grant a variance allowing the owner of adjacent properties to construct a tennis court, retaining wall, and steps on a parcel that does not have a principal building, which the village code requires.

September 9, 2016
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. Services on Sunday will remember the 2,977 killed that day.

Christopher Walsh
August 25, 2016
A rundown of East Hampton Village’s insurance policies, which are due to be renewed, and the impact of cellphone use while driving on insurance rates were topics at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

A rundown of East Hampton Village’s insurance policies, which are due to be renewed, and the impact of cellphone use while driving on insurance rates were topics at a meeting of the East Hampton Village Board on Friday.

Christopher Walsh
August 18, 2016
Two neighbors’ long dispute over a tennis court in East Hampton Village, a quarrel that occupied the zoning board of appeals at many meetings over two years, has been scheduled for yet another hearing because the property of one of the combatants has been sold.

Two neighbors’ long dispute over a tennis court in East Hampton Village, a quarrel that occupied the zoning board of appeals at many meetings over two years, has been scheduled for yet another hearing because the property of one of the combatants has been sold.

Christopher Walsh
August 4, 2016
Building permits are now valid for one year, and can be extended by one year.

The East Hampton Village Board closed its fiscal year on Friday with an amendment to the village code regarding building permits and the appointment of an ordinance officer. Building permits are now valid for one year, and can be extended by one year. The amendment allows them to be extended for up to three additional one-year periods.

Christine Sampson
August 4, 2016
It’s not quite on the scale of San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con, which have evolved into massive, days-long events that feature celebrity guests and draw fans in droves, but lovers of comic books and graphic novels on the South Fork finally have a “con” to call their own.

It’s not quite on the scale of San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con, which have evolved into massive, days-long events that feature celebrity guests and draw fans in droves, but lovers of comic books and graphic novels on the South Fork finally have a “con” to call their own.

Star Staff
July 28, 2016
The booths are set up and preparations are being finalized for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with attractions for children and adults alike.

The booths are set up and preparations are being finalized for the Ladies Village Improvement Society Fair, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with attractions for children and adults alike. The fair will be on the lawn of the Gardiner Brown House at 95 Main Street with some of its activities for children set up in Herrick Park next door.

Christopher Walsh
July 28, 2016
Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.

Hearings that had gone on for months and even years were finally closed when the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals met on Friday, though not before the board heard a lot of scorn and a smidgen of praise from one applicant.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 30, 2016
Food Pantry Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton launched its Working Families community-supported agriculture program this week.

Food Pantry Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton launched its Working Families community-supported agriculture program this week.

Under the pilot program, 25 local families and individuals got the opportunity to join a C.S.A. program — through which members receive a weekly share of things grown at a farm — at an affordable rate.

Christopher Walsh
June 30, 2016
An underground propane tank and a series of variance requests for an oceanfront lot on Further Lane owned by Michael Fisch, the founder and chief executive of American Securities, kept the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals busy on Friday.

An underground propane tank and a series of variance requests for an oceanfront lot on Further Lane owned by Michael Fisch, the founder and chief executive of American Securities, kept the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals busy on Friday.

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016

Running unopposed, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. was re-elected to a four-year term in East Hampton Village’s election on Tuesday. Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack and Richard Lawler of the village board were also re-elected without opposition.

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016

East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. issued pointed comments on the easy availability of assault rifles at the village board’s meeting on Friday, following a moment of silence held in memory of the 49 people killed in the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

Christopher Walsh
June 23, 2016
With no public comment save for a plea that future deer-management efforts be more humane than recent practices, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a 2016-17 budget at its meeting on Friday.

With no public comment save for a plea that future deer-management efforts be more humane than recent practices, the East Hampton Village Board adopted a 2016-17 budget at its meeting on Friday. The fiscal year begins on Aug. 1.

Christopher Walsh
June 16, 2016
Excavation has begun and signs have been approved for a new CVS Pharmacy at the 71 Montauk Highway site of East Hampton Bowl, which closed in 2013 and was demolished last year.

Excavation has begun and signs have been approved for a new CVS Pharmacy at the 71 Montauk Highway site of East Hampton Bowl, which closed in 2013 and was demolished last year.

Christopher Walsh
June 16, 2016
An application from the Everit Albert Herter Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which owns the property on Montauk Highway that the Highway Restaurant and Bar is on, drew a renewed warning from the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer when the zoning board of appeals met on Friday.

An application from the Everit Albert Herter Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which owns the property on Montauk Highway that the Highway Restaurant and Bar is on, drew a renewed warning from the East Hampton Village code enforcement officer when the zoning board of appeals met on Friday.

Christine Sampson
June 9, 2016

When the audiences stood for ovations at band and choir concerts over the last two weeks at East Hampton High School, it was clearly the music directors who were being lauded. That’s because the concerts were the last to be conducted by Marilyn Van Scoyoc, the band director, and David Douglas, the choir director, who are retiring.

Christine Sampson
May 26, 2016
Russell Morgan, the John M. Marshall Elementary School’s newly appointed assistant principal, began his career far from East Hampton.

Russell Morgan, the John M. Marshall Elementary School’s newly appointed assistant principal, began his career far from East Hampton. The Manhattan resident worked in real estate and marketing after graduating with a dual degree in finance and real estate from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Christine Sampson
May 12, 2016

Pleasant Lane is to remain a two-way, dead-end street after East Hampton Village officials said last Thursday they would abandon an idea to make it partly one-way and open it up to the village’s long-term parking lot, which sits on the other side of a fence, a few trees, and a sidewalk at the end of the street.

Christopher Walsh
May 12, 2016
No nominating petitions from others, who might be considering opposing them, had come in by press time, although they can be filed through Tuesday.

With the East Hampton Village Board election coming up on June 21, the news this week is that Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack, and Richard Lawler, a  trustee, are running for re-election. No nominating petitions from others, who might be considering opposing them, had come in by press time, although they can be filed through Tuesday.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Despite the East Hampton Village Design Review Board’s approval in August, and apparent compliance with the village code, lighting at the recently renovated Newtown Lane branch of Capital One Bank is being called excessive and hazardous.

Despite the East Hampton Village Design Review Board’s approval in August, and apparent compliance with the village code, lighting at the recently renovated Newtown Lane branch of Capital One Bank is being called excessive and hazardous.

Christopher Walsh
April 21, 2016
Though the larger issue of ownership of the beach remains, the East Hampton Town Trustees have lost a battle in their lawsuit against a West End Road property owner who constructed a rock revetment in 2013 and ’14.

Though the larger issue of ownership of the beach remains, the East Hampton Town Trustees have lost a battle in their lawsuit against a West End Road property owner who constructed a rock revetment in 2013 and ’14.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Parking remained a sticking point as the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued on Friday to review an application from owners of the property at 52, 54, 56, and 58 McGuirk Street.

Parking remained a sticking point as the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals continued on Friday to review an application from owners of the property at 52, 54, 56, and 58 McGuirk Street.

Christopher Walsh
April 14, 2016
Shortly after the sculpture by Steve Zaluski was erected outside the new Mannix Studio of Art, code enforcement officials informed Karyn Mannix, an East Hampton artist and gallerist, that if she did not remove it she would face a fine.

The East Hampton Village Design Review Board ruled on April 6 that a metal sculpture situated outside a recently opened art studio on Gingerbread Lane must be removed.