East Hampton Town has joined a lawsuit brought by a citizens group in 2014 against the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG-Long Island over the installation of high-voltage transmission lines and poles along a six-mile route from East Hampton Village to an Amagansett substation.
With the zoning process over, the ball was thrown back to the planning board. On Wednesday at Town Hall, the public will have the chance to chime in on the final site plan that has resulted from this epic real estate saga.
According to Steve Levy, a former county executive for Suffolk who is now the director of the Center for Cost Effective Government in Bayport, state legislation is needed to mandate that any increases in property taxes, whether due to capital improvements or standard operational costs, must be presented to the voter at one time in May, during the annual school budget vote.
Feeders and birdbaths took on a special significance in the last few days of 2017 when the temperature outside plummeted and never rose above the freezing mark — and there is little sign of its letting up as we look into the first few weeks of January.
Remarks delivered by Peter Van Scoyoc, the new supervisor, clearly aimed to demonstrate continuity with the board that was led by his predecessor, Larry Cantwell, who has retired after more than four decades in public service.
The Town of East Hampton has agreed to extend the current scheduling of its police force, avoiding a conflict that could have pitted the Police Benevolent Association against the town board and police chief.
The offices of tax receivers around the country were crowded this week with residents seeking to prepay property taxes before recently passed limits on deductions take effect, and offices on the South Fork were no different.
During a 48-hour period in June, roughly 22 people suffered opioid overdoses in Suffolk County, a figure that gives proof to a recent statement by Legislator Sarah Anker, a member of the county’s opiate advisory panel, who said, “Suffolk County is struggling with an overwhelming opiate epidemic of unprecedented proportions.”
“There’s certainly nostalgia and reminiscences . . . a certain amount of sadness, and a certain amount of euphoria,” said Larry Cantwell, sitting in his office at Town Hall on one of his final days as East Hampton Town supervisor. Mr. Cantwell’s successor, Peter Van Scoyoc, will be sworn in on Tuesday.
A man who was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Saturday on a felony charge of drunken driving had been issued a license to drive a taxi in the town earlier this year despite having two prior convictions for drunken driving, one of which was a felony.