The multi-tiered bureaucracy, from the Environmental Protection Agency on down to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the County Health Department, and local-level agencies, has relaxed its guard.
In a sign of a maturing domestic offshore wind industry, Eversource, New England’s largest energy company, has acquired a 50-percent interest in two of the Danish energy giant Orsted’s proposed installations, including the 15-turbine South Fork Wind Farm to be constructed 35 miles off Montauk.
The suit alleges that the inn, a pre-existing business in a residential district, was illegally targeted by a law the village passed last April that prevents such properties from having mass gatherings outdoors or in tents. It also accuses the village of “arbitrary and capricious” enforcement of the zoning code.
Representative Lee Zeldin was at the heart of a heated exchange on Twitter last week that laid bare the hyper-partisan atmosphere in Washington, accusing a newly elected colleague in the House of Representatives of “anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hate.”
A matter before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals is an assault on the town code, which allows residents to run some businesses out of their homes, according to Carl Irace, an East Hampton attorney. In addition to the code, however, the matter is of widespread interest because it concerns dogs.
While overall activity at East Hampton Airport decreased slightly last summer from the same period in 2017, operations — and particularly helicopter activity — were up sharply from 2016, when laws imposing curfews were in effect, according to a report delivered to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday.
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. last week introduced legislation to allow the five East End towns to establish community housing opportunity funds using money from a .5-percent increase in real estate transfer taxes.
A coalition of environmental groups called Win Wind NY is “deeply disappointed” that Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has withdrawn his support for the South Fork Wind Farm, the 15-turbine installation proposed to be constructed 35 miles off Montauk by Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind.
A celebration of East Hampton Village’s centennial, scheduled for Sept. 26, 2020, will include a parade, a fair, and a tour of historic houses on Main Street, which will be shut down from the post office on Pantigo Road to Mulford Farm.