After giving the South Fork Wind Farm qualified support in May, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. reversed his position last week and now opposes the 15-turbine installation proposed for construction approximately 35 miles off Montauk.
Former Starbucks C.E.O., a lifelong Democrat critical of ideological extremes in both major parties, told The New York Times he would travel the country for three months before deciding whether to run for president as an independent.
Beachgoers were surprised on Friday to find a few hundred feet of hydraulic dredge pipe stretched out on the surf at Georgica. It left police and government officials scratching their heads for several hours.
As recently as May, Fred Thiele backed a smaller offshore project run by an American company. Since then, a Danish takeover, a new plan for far-larger turbines, and commercial fishing objections have changed his mind.
The East Hampton Town Board last Thursday authorized the $900,000 purchase of an approximately 3.92-acre parcel on Route 114 just outside Sag Harbor on which up to 27 units of affordable housing will be constructed.
Sixth to eighth-grade student “ambassadors” in the Springs School’s Diversity Institute on Thursday will welcome a Holocaust survivor who was only 12 when Nazi soldiers came to her Budapest home and took away her parents and brother.
The East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to authorize an agreement with Hampton Hopper to provide the town’s “last mile” shuttle service when the Long Island Rail Road expands East End service on March 4.
During an East Hampton Town Board public hearing on a prohibition of polystyrene, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, on Jan. 17, nine people, some of them members of the Surfrider Foundation, spoke in support.
A Sag Harbor man was said by East Hampton Town police to be driving drunk and going 80 miles per hour in Wainscott last Thursday evening. Fernando S. Gonzalez, 36, was driving a 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in a 30 m.p.h. zone on Daniel’s Hole Road, near Wainscott Northwest Road, at about 11:20 p.m. He also failed to dim his high-beam lights, police said. Once stopped, police said he seemed under the influence of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Gonzalez was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned him on Friday and released him on his own recognizance. In Sag Harbor, while on a routine patrol on Saturday night, a village police officer saw a Mercedes Benz swerving over the double-yellow line on Hampton Street several times. The driver, Dwight M. Garcia, 46, of East Hampton was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and unsafe lane change and improper lane usage, violations. When he was stopped on Ham