With winds still blowing fine topsoil from Amagansett farm fields into the hamlet's adjacent commercial district and anxious residents demanding action, the Town of East Hampton announced a plan on Tuesday that includes the placement of straw atop the barren fields and installation of snow fencing to help keep it in place.
"I think the location, being that accessible, is important for us," said Minerva Perez, executive director of Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island. The office gives the nonprofit a space to further build on its community advocacy work.
At Monday's celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday at Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton, there was talk of how great Dr. King was and concern about the ways America sometimes fails his vision a half-century after his death.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, and Councilman David Lys have announced their intentions to seek the Democratic Party's nomination to run for re-election in November.
An egregious encroachment on waters that have been sailed for generations, or a not-in-my-backyard intransigence that impedes environmental and economic gain for East Hampton residents? Both opinions were aired long and loud at the Jan. 9 informational session on a 10-year review of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program at Town Hall.
Members of the Coast Guard stationed in Montauk and Shinnecock, like others throughout the country, did not receive expected paychecks on Tuesday as a result of the federal government shutdown, which is entering its 27th day today. One-time emergency paychecks went out at the end of last month, but Coast Guard employees are now continuing to work without compensation.
Expanded weekday Long Island Rail Road service is set to launch on March 4, and now the Town of East Hampton is choosing which provider to use for the “last mile” shuttle bus service that is to take riders to and from train stations and places of employment.
Seeking to raze their house in a coastal erosion hazard area and construct a new, larger one, the owners of the oceanfront property at 33 Lily Pond Lane requested permission and 54 variances from the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday.
The division of one of the most familiar stretches of remaining South Fork farmland, a 41-acre parcel on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack, moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Monday, when the Sagaponack Village Board accepted what is called a pre-application report.