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Party’s Over at High-End Springs Rental

East Hampton Town officials obtained a temporary restraining order last week to stop parties, photo shoots, product launches, and other commercial activities at a 10,000-square-foot house in Springs.     

Aug 8, 2019
Old Town Hall Gets Demoed

Demolition of the old East Hampton Town Hall building on the Town Hall campus at 159 Pantigo Road began on Monday.     

The building has been unoccupied since 2010, when the main Town Hall  offices were moved into the complex built from donated 18th and 19th-century buildings. The old building, constructed in the early 1960s, was already in disrepair and left to deteriorate.     

Aug 8, 2019
To Protect Drinking Water

The East Hampton Town Board adopted a resolution last Thursday supporting the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council’s recommendation of a maximum level of 10 parts per trillion for perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. The move follows the 2017 and 2018 detection of the perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, in more than 150 residential wells south of East Hampton Airport.     

Aug 8, 2019
Town Shuts Down High-End Party House

East Hampton Town announced that officials obtained a temporary restraining order to stop promoters' parties, photo shoots, product launches, and other commercial activities at a 10,000-square-foot house at 145 Neck Path in Springs.

Aug 1, 2019
CBD Lattes, Gummies, Teas Off the New York Menu

New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets has issued a clarification of its rules pertaining to cannabidiol, or CBD, as a food, food additive, or ingredient — saying, specifically, that CBD cannot be used in those ways in New York.

Aug 1, 2019
No One in Charge of Handicapped Parking on State Roads

For years, drivers with handicapped placards have favored a space for easy access to the library and Guild Hall across the street. Now, suddenly, the Handicapped Parking sign was no longer there.

Aug 1, 2019
Fresh Pond, Amagansett County Issues Long-Term Plan to Tackle Wastewater

Suffolk County officials have unveiled a $4 billion, 50-year wastewater plan to rid the county of environmentally unfriendly cesspools and outmoded septic systems.

Aug 1, 2019
Equinox Gym Plan Floated for Bridgehampton

The environmental and traffic impacts of a proposed 27,000-square-foot fitness center across from Bridgehampton Commons on Montauk Highway were discussed last Thursday at a Southampton Town Planning Board public hearing.

Carol Konner, the principal owner of an eight-acre parcel, is seeking to subdivide the land into three lots. One lot, adjacent to Kellis Pond, would be in a residential zoning district, the other two  zoned for highway businesses.

Aug 1, 2019
Cell Tower Proposed for Springs Chapel

A proposal from AT&T to build a freestanding 50-foot-high structure at St. Peter’s Chapel on Old Stone Highway in Springs, to house cellphone antennas and associated equipment, was discussed at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Planning Board.

Aug 1, 2019
Authors Night Event Is Out of the Legal Woods, for Now

An attorney who had threatened to sue the Town of East Hampton over its allowing the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night benefit to be held on an Amagansett field purchased with community preservation fund money, said yesterday that he has reached an agreement with the town, under which officials will adopt a “suitable” management plan for the 19-acre site, popularly known as 555 Montauk Highway, by the end of this year.

Aug 1, 2019