Government

An Eco Smorgasbord at Fair

The Eco Fair scheduled for Saturday on the grounds of East Hampton Town Hall, the town’s first-ever such event, will happen amid a steady drumbeat of dire predictions of climate-related threats to coastal communities, including sea level rise and more extreme weather.

May 30, 2019
Locals Join in Global Climate Strike

In solidarity with Friday’s Global Climate Strike, in which citizens of more than 100 countries demanded action on the looming climate crisis, around 45 people gathered outside Southampton Town Hall, where members of the group Drawdown East End and others urged adoption of policies outlined in “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” commonly referred to as Project Drawdown.

May 30, 2019
Wind Farm Critics Step Up Efforts

As offshore wind moves toward reality along the Mid-Atlantic and New England coastline, its critics have stepped up the effort to prevent or at least alter its implementation.

May 30, 2019
Maidstone Ball Field Repaired

Weeks after the baseball field at Maidstone Park in Springs was severely damaged by a vandal, rendering it unusable and disrupting the East Hampton Little League season, the field has been repaired.

May 30, 2019
Borsack to Run for East Hampton Village Mayor

Barbara Borsack, who became the first woman elected to the East Hampton Village Board in 2000, is hoping to be the first woman elected village mayor in 2020.

May 23, 2019
Town Board Supports Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

As it had indicated earlier this month, the East Hampton Town Board resolved last Thursday to support the goals of proposed New York State legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

May 23, 2019
Block Island Cable Revamp

With the first public statement hearing on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm’s Article VII application approaching, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and National Grid have been ordered to reinstall the transmission cables serving Orsted’s Block Island Wind Farm at their landfall site, Block Island’s Town Beach, after they became exposed.

May 23, 2019
‘Blood Feud’ Over Duryea’s?

Attorneys for Marc Rowan, the billionaire investor who bought Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk in 2014, and his neighbors in the Tuthill Road Association disagree sharply over jurisdiction.

May 23, 2019
C.P.F. Slowdown Continues

In April, for the fourth month in a row, revenues for the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund were down from last year. Thus far in 2019, $23.94 million has been collected, over 24 percent less than in 2018, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced on Tuesday.

May 23, 2019
Affordable Housing Stimulus

In an effort to provide more affordable housing for year-round residents, the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday introduced a proposal to change minimum lot area requirements for detached affordable accessory structures.

May 16, 2019
To Bolster Horseshoe Crabs

A research project to test an alternative bait in Long Island bays could result in almost 100,000 fewer horseshoe crabs harvested, which would significantly bolster the breeding population, the East Hampton Town Trustees were told on Monday.

May 16, 2019
A Professor Eyes Congress

Nancy Goroff, a professor and chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s chemistry department, told The Star this week that she will soon decide whether to seek the party’s nomination.

May 9, 2019
East Hampton Town Board Supports Driver’s License Bill

The East Hampton Town Board is poised to adopt a resolution supporting the goals of proposed New York State legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

May 9, 2019
Wind Farm Forum in June

The Public Service Commission of the New York State Department of Public Service has announced an informative forum and public statement hearing on the proposed South Fork Wind Farm to be held on June 11 at the Emergency Services Building in East Hampton.

May 9, 2019
Town Urged to Pursue New Energy Model

East Hampton Town’s Energy Sustainability and Resiliency Committee is urging the town to aggressively pursue community choice aggregation and battery storage to meet its goals to fully transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources across all sectors.

May 9, 2019