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Seek Filter for Algae in Wainscott Pond

A Wainscott resident and candidate for the East Hampton Town Trustees has proposed to that body and to the town board a pilot project intended to mitigate the harmful algal blooms that have beset Wainscott Pond in recent years.

May 2, 2019
Beach Driving Sees Changes

Over some objection during last Thursday’s public hearing, and one nay vote among five, the East Hampton Town Board amended the town code to change the permitting scheme for driving on beaches. A related change to parking at beaches was unanimously approved.

Mar 14, 2019
Planners Miffed by Rowan-Town Agreement

A controversial settlement between Marc Rowan, the owner of Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk, and East Hampton Town in a dispute regarding uses of the property requires Mr. Rowan to obtain site plan approval and a permit from the town planning board, but limits the scope of the board’s site plan approval.

Mar 14, 2019
Parking Scrutinized at Resort

The town board recently enacted new parking requirements for resorts and motels. The code now says a resort must meet current parking requirements for its principal use.

Mar 14, 2019
Under a plan put forward by descendants of the original owners of the 1775 Deacon David Hedges House in Sagaponack, the house would become an accessory structure to a new 8,000-square-foot main house. Divide Lot to Save House

As part of an effort to restore the Deacon David Hedges house in Sagaponack, which was built in 1775 by a descendant of one of East Hampton’s founding families, the owners are seeking variances from the Sagaponack Village Zoning Board of Appeals to build a second structure on the property.

Mar 14, 2019
Lazy Point Meeting Rescheduled

Due to a clerical error, the East Hampton Town Trustees canceled a special meeting scheduled for last evening to discuss revising the terms of leases to tenants on trustee land at Lazy Point in Amagansett.

Mar 7, 2019
The Southampton Town Planning Board approved a 17,000-square-foot addition to the rear of the building that houses T.J. Maxx for a new Marshalls store. Bigger T.J. Maxx in Bridgehampton Is a Go

A proposed 17,000-square-foot expansion of T.J. Maxx, a chain store in Bridgehampton Commons, was approved by the Southampton Town Planning Board on Feb. 14.

Feb 28, 2019
A pile of garbage, including mylar balloons, is not a rare sight on East Hampton Town beaches. Targeting Mylar Balloons

On the heels of the East Hampton Town Board’s Feb. 7 vote to ban the intentional release of balloons, the town trustee who was among those drawing attention to their detrimental impact on marine life is now advocating an outright ban on the sale or distribution of Mylar balloons.

Feb 28, 2019
Beach Permits Get Hearing

The East Hampton Town Board has scheduled a public hearing next Thursday at which comment for or against an amendment to the town code that would require residents to obtain new permit stickers for parking and driving on beaches will be heard.

Feb 28, 2019
East Hampton Town residents will be able to grow oysters in a portion of Napeague Harbor, in a program run by the town shellfish hatchery. Town’s Public Oyster Program Expands

The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously to expand the town’s community oyster garden program to Napeague Harbor.

Feb 14, 2019