Police were called to Riverhead Building Supply on Railroad Avenue Friday afternoon to check on a possible counterfeit $100 bill. It turned out to be a false alarm because the firm’s “detector pen was low on ink, making the bill appear counterfeit.”
The East Hampton Town Board approved a management and stewardship plan for properties acquired with the community preservation fund at its meeting last Thursday, a plan that includes an estimated $850,000 for the restoration of studios on Neck Path in Springs.
Consultants engaged by the town board to conduct studies and make recommendations for the commercial districts of Wainscott, East Hampton, Springs, Amagansett, and the downtown and harbor areas of Montauk proposed dramatic changes for Montauk, including a coastal retreat in the face of sea level rise.
Last Thursday’s meeting of the East Hampton Village Board began with a plea to change zoning to allow expanded uses of historic inns and reached a crescendo when one village business owner asserted that the business district was in the midst of an existential crisis.
A new Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force will consist of school officials from East Hampton, Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, and Sag Harbor, as well as clergy and representatives of police departments.
An outcry over implementation of Suffolk County’s Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bay, in which parcels are leased for private, commercial shellfish cultivation, is getting louder.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who bought a house in East Hampton last year, object to a house and swimming pool planned on an adjacent property that their attorney says will block their view of the preserved field that both properties abut.