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- Musicians and owners of venues that host live music fear that proposed changes to East Hampton Town Code could silence them and stifle performance opportunities, and the revenue that comes with them.
A 2018 jury trial and verdict concluding that the Town of East Hampton was responsible for erosion west of the jetties at Montauk Harbor was overturned on Friday, when a judge granted the town's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, overruling the $356,000 in damages awarded to seven property owners.
Nothing less than “an incredible impact” on iconic oceanfront residences is at stake in a hearing before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, board members were told as they considered an application for a third time on Friday. But a largely skeptical board called that characterization extreme, and with an environmental report from a consultant to the village still pending, the application will be considered for a fourth time next month.
Over some objection during last Thursday’s public hearing, and one nay vote among five, the East Hampton Town Board amended the town code to change the permitting scheme for driving on beaches. A related change to parking at beaches was unanimously approved.
The 2019 slates announced by East Hampton Town’s political parties in recent weeks have set up a three-way race for supervisor in November and blurred political affiliations as minority parties strive to overcome a sizable Democratic majority in both town government and voter registration.