Government

Overcrowding leads to live music prohibition at Montauk hot spot
The hip-hop artist Smino at the Surf Lodge in Montauk in August 2018. The New York State Liquor Authority has revoked the restaurant and inn’s right to host live music, citing overcrowding and numerous other violations. Adelia Rattray
Comptroller urged to rescind 1099s for homeowners in county grant program
The county attorney's office received a ruling from an outside law firm that said 1099s should go only to installers and designers of the new high-tech septic systems, and not to homeowners. Tim Sheehan
The East Hampton School District has agreed to purchase a three-acre property on Springs-Fireplace Road from the town for a new bus depot, but a lot-line modification is necessary before the sale can be finalized. Durell Godfrey
Nancy Atlas, a Montauk singer-songwriter who is a fixture of the East End music scene, asked the town board to "consider the side effects" of proposed changes to East Hampton's music entertainment permits.
A federal court decision last week means the town will not be required to undertake a court-imposed beach restoration project that property owners west of the Montauk inlet jetties had demanded. Jane Bimson
Under a settlement reached between the owner of the Sand Land mine in Noyac and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, reclamation of the site would be pushed back to at least 2029; an earlier ruling would have provided for closure of the mine and its reclamation by 2020. Doug Kuntz
Feeling ‘zapped’ by unexpected county 1099s
By taking advantage of two programs, a county grant and a town rebate, Tim Sheehan and Kate Rossi-Snook were able to install a new nitrogen-reducing septic system at their Shelter Island property. Now they are among the county residents finding out that the grant counts toward their taxable income. Tim Sheehan
Climate change forces big questions in hamlet
Doug Kuntz
Outside law firm to review town deal with Rowan
A settlement signed by the East Hampton Town attorney and Marc Rowan, owner of Duryea's Lobster Deck in Montauk, will be reviewed by an outside law firm on behalf of the town, following a town board vote on Tuesday. Doug Kuntz