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Balloon Crusade Taken to County

Susan McGraw Keber, an East Hampton Town Trustee, urged the Suffolk County Legislature at its July 16 general meeting to pass legislation that would prohibit the intentional release of balloons, a move intended to protect wildlife and the environment.

Jul 25, 2019
Would-Be Challengers Build Their Coffers

Perry Gershon of East Hampton, who narrowly lost a challenge to Representative Lee Zeldin last year and hopes to be the Democratic Party’s nominee to challenge him in the 2020 race for New York’s First Congressional District, said that he had raised more than $400,000 in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, a rival for the Democrats’ nomination, Nancy Goroff, announced last Thursday that she had raised more than $200,000 in the 72 hours following the July 9 announcement of her candidacy.

Jul 25, 2019
County Tick Infection Rates Mimic Statewide Rates, Study Finds

A three-year study of tick infections in Suffolk County's 10 townships showed them to be consistent with ranges of infection rates in New York State, county officials announced Monday.

Jul 22, 2019
State Awards Contracts for Two More Offshore Wind Farms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday that Sunrise Wind, a joint venture of the Danish energy company Orsted and the Connecticut company Eversource, and Empire Wind, proposed by the Norwegian company Equinor, have each been awarded contracts to develop offshore wind farms — one of them some 30 miles east of Montauk.

Jul 18, 2019
D.E.C. Asks Orsted for More Fish Info

The agency has identified several "deficiencies" — primarily regarding the effect on a variety of fish species — in the South Fork Wind Farm transmission cable plan.

Jul 18, 2019
Airport Is Also a Refuge

“Airports, in particular, are very important refuges because of their continued grassland maintenance, and their exclusion of people and deer,” said Marguerite Wolffsohn, East Hampton Town’s planning director, and the town’s airport, “is a refuge for native plants.”

Jul 18, 2019
Southampton Makes Big Strides on Sustainability

The Town of Southampton is making significant progress on a range of sustainability initiatives to protect the environment, members of the town’s sustainability advisory committee told the town board last Thursday.

Jul 18, 2019
Shellfish Hatchery May Move

The East Hampton Town Board moved forward Tuesday on a plan to relocate the town’s shellfish hatchery from Fort Pond Bay in Montauk to a property at the corner of Gann Road and Babe’s Lane in Springs that was acquired for $2.1 million last year.

Jul 11, 2019
Effort to Avert Another Amagansett Dust Bowl

The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing next Thursday on proposed legislation that would require the planting of a cover crop on agricultural fields. 

Jul 11, 2019
Town Republicans Re-Elect Officers

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee re-elected the group’s executive board to two-year terms at its 2019 organizational meeting on Friday. 

Jul 11, 2019