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Politics makes strange bedfellows, and in East Hampton, this year there may be no stranger political couple than East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana, a lifelong Republican, and David Gruber, a Democrat who is running for town supervisor but not on the Democratic line.

Oct 17, 2019
Eyes on New Home for Ball Fields

The two Pantigo Place East Hampton Little League baseball fields that will be displaced by construction of the Southampton Hospital Association’s planned emergency care facility could be relocated to the grounds of the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons on Stephen Hand’s Path.

Oct 17, 2019
Campaign Diary: Bambrick Ready to ‘Change Things’

If she is elected to the East Hampton Town Board, Elizabeth Bambrick said last week, it will be “because people want me to change things.”

Oct 17, 2019
Nearing the Tipping Point on Clean Water?

Suffolk County’s still-pure water sources are irreplaceable resources that must be preserved and protected, State Assemblyman Steve Englebright told a gathering in Amagansett on Oct. 4.

Oct 17, 2019
Water Quality Grants Likely for Springs and Montauk

The Springs School and the Springs General Store, as well as the West Lake Inn complex in Montauk and a modular floating structure intended to remove nitrogen and phosphorous in Montauk’s Fort Pond, should receive grant funding from the portion of the community preservation fund allocated to water quality improvement, the East Hampton Town Board was told on Tuesday.

Oct 17, 2019
Candidates Face Off

The first debate between candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor and town board — at the East Hampton Library on Saturday — was a mostly civil discussion, the three incumbent Democrats fending off criticism from their challengers while making a case for their own re-election.

Oct 10, 2019
Ground Zero in Toxic Algae Fight

Calling Long Island “the test case for the greatest environmental challenges in the state,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, along with a host of New York State and Suffolk County officials, visited South­ampton last Thursday to announce a pilot project aimed at extracting harmful algal blooms from water bodies.

Oct 10, 2019
Celebrate New Solar Plant

Members of the East Hampton Town Board and the town’s Natural Resources Department celebrated operation of the first megawatt-scale solar power plant on the South Fork last Thursday.

Oct 10, 2019
Seek Proposals for Fisheries Mitigation Plan

Commercial fishermen have long voiced the concern that an offshore wind farm might disrupt their work by altering fish migration patterns, injuring or killing marine life, or posing a hazard to them and their equipment.

Oct 10, 2019
Wind Farm Settlement Meeting Postponed

Tuesday’s meeting to begin negotiations on a settlement between the developers of the proposed South Fork Wind Farm and the New York State Public Service Commission was canceled after East Hampton Town and state officials objected to its location and to what an attorney representing the town said was unreasonably short notice.

Oct 10, 2019