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Hopper to Provide ‘Last Mile’ Shuttle

The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to authorize an agreement with Hampton Hopper to provide the town’s “last mile” shuttle service when the Long Island Rail Road expands East End service on March 4.

Jan 24, 2019
The Danish company now behind the South Fork Wind Farm is seeking approvals to bring its transmission cable ashore deep under the Wainscott oceanfront. Assemblyman Thiele Withdraws Support for Wind Farm Off Montauk

As recently as May, Fred Thiele backed a smaller offshore project run by an American company. Since then, a Danish takeover, a new plan for far-larger turbines, and commercial fishing objections have changed his mind.

Jan 24, 2019
Oyster Program to Expand

East Hampton Town’s community oyster garden program, under which individuals and families can grow up to 1,000 oysters and keep half of them, will expand further this year, if the town trustees agree to a request made on Monday.

Jan 31, 2019
Review Gansett Housing Complex

Changes to the site plan for the 37-unit affordable housing complex to be built at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett were discussed by the East Hampton Town Planning Board on Jan. 16.

Jan 24, 2019
Devon Yacht Club Aquaculture Lawsuit Is Settled

A lawsuit filed one year ago by the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett that sought to bar leaseholders in Suffolk County's Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program from conducting oyster farming activity was settled last week, a county official said.

Jan 14, 2019
The proposed South Fork Wind Farm's transmission cable would land at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott. Wants Permission for Survey

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has asked East Hampton Town for permission to conduct surveys related to its proposed South Fork Wind Farm and the installation’s transmission cable, which it plans to land at the ocean beach at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott.

Jan 17, 2019
Dems Call for Drilling Ban

Seven members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation last week that would block the Trump administration’s plan to expand gas and oil drilling off most of the nation’s coastline. They are seeking a moratorium on new offshore oil and gas drilling.

Jan 17, 2019
Eye Path to Energy Choices

A program that is getting increasing attention on the South Fork could allow local municipalities to band together and leverage their pooled demand to choose their energy supply and possibly negotiate lower prices for electricity.

Jan 17, 2019
Sagaponack Subdivision Under Microscope

The division of one of the most familiar stretches of remaining South Fork farmland, a 41-acre parcel on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Monday, when the Sagaponack Village Board accepted what is called a pre-application report.

Jan 17, 2019
Kathy Cunningham and Sam Kramer were sworn in as officers of the East Hampton Town Planning Board last Thursday. On Water and Weather Woes

The establishment of an erosion control district for downtown Montauk is being studied. It would fund a sand-only beach replenishment project as an interim step while the town awaits the Fire Island to Montauk Point reformulation project.

Jan 10, 2019