The East Hampton Town fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in the basement of a house at 21 Old Stone Highway in Springs on Sunday afternoon. Officials are looking into whether there was an electrical problem in the area, because the Springs Presbyterian Church and Ashawagh Hall, which are nearby, reported electrical problems.
Without fanfare and with no public comment, the East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously on Nov. 20 to adopt amendments to its zoning code establishing parking requirements that could affect motels’ ability to add accessory uses such as a restaurant, bar, or retail store.
A renter found a handgun while walking on the beach directly behind the house he was renting on Redwood Road last Thursday afternoon. An officer took the gun, a Colt .380-caliber with a magazine and holster attached, into evidence. The gun appeared to have been in the water for some time, according to Chief Austin J. McGuire.
An Amagansett man who was arrested in July for trespassing on Cartwright Shoal, a tidal peninsula in Gardiner’s Bay, was buoyed by last Thursday’s presentation by the Suffolk County district attorney’s office that he said did not include proof that the shoal is privately owned.
Marshall Prado is 73 — or, as he says, old enough to remember when Montauk had only 50 or so families living there year round and everyone relied on everyone because life in such a remote place wasn’t easy.
Andrew Malone said he knew exterminators were coming six weeks ago to remove everyone’s belongings in the six-unit apartment building at Windmill Village II, the senior housing complex where he lives, to get rid of bed bugs. But exactly what happened then is in dispute and has left him threatening to sue the nonprofit management company that runs the complex.
Springs residents turned out last Thursday for an East Hampton Town Board hearing on the future of their hamlet, however their comments were dominated by worries about the future of a commercial area just beyond the official Springs line.