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Christopher Walsh
A program that is getting increasing attention on the South Fork could allow local municipalities to band together and leverage their pooled demand to choose their energy supply and possibly negotiate lower prices for electricity.
Christopher Walsh
Seven members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation last week that would block the Trump administration’s plan to expand gas and oil drilling off most of the nation’s coastline. They are seeking a moratorium on new offshore oil and gas drilling.
Christopher Walsh
Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has asked East Hampton Town for permission to conduct surveys related to its proposed South Fork Wind Farm and the installation’s transmission cable, which it plans to land at the ocean beach at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott.
Isabella Harford
A pilot program providing low-income families with organic frozen produce through the winter months has made its first delivery to the Springs Food Pantry.
Taylor K. Vecsey
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation announced last week that more than a quarter of a million dollars in money raised will benefit cancer patients at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A 60-year-old Sag Harbor man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after backing a Jeep onto a Main Street sidewalk in that village in front of a police officer.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A fire at the seven-story Tower, a residential building in the heart of Montauk’s downtown, on Thursday night caused little damage. The Montauk Fire Department was called following a report of smoke in the basement of the building.
Andrea Meyer
Item of the Week From the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection
Star Staff
A rented U-Haul truck was not returned to Consumer Tires on Railroad Avenue. Police issued a “be-on-the-lookout” alert to local law enforcement. Detectives are investigating.
Christopher Walsh
At a meeting on Monday, Amagansett residents and business owners decried what they called a public health emergency created by dust that has blown off the dry farm fields north of Main Street, blanketing the commercial core, and making its way indoors, sickening employees of Main Street's businesses.
Christopher Walsh
A lawsuit filed one year ago by the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett that sought to bar leaseholders in Suffolk County's Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program from conducting oyster farming activity was settled last week, a county official said.
Taylor K. Vecsey
"The shed that houses that cables for the antennas on the Tower ignited," according to Mickey Valcich, the Montauk Fire Department's first assistant chief.
Taylor K. Vecsey
A traffic stop on Dec. 30 led to the biggest drug bust in recent memory in Sag Harbor Village. The defendants, who remain in jail due to the serious charges against them, allegedly had large amounts of heroin, hydrocodone pills, and marijuana in their car.
Christopher Walsh
Residents of Montauk delivered a catalog of complaints to the East Hampton Town Board at its work session at the hamlet’s firehouse on Tuesday, with year-round residents fuming that they were in the dark with respect to a hamlet study they fear is rushing toward implementation without the benefit of their input.
Christopher Walsh
When the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 11 a.m. tomorrow, it will be the first meeting in that body’s 93-year history — in everyone’s recollection, at least — with a woman as the chair.
Jamie Bufalino
Faced with challenges in the commercial district, the East Hampton Village Board decided at a meeting last Thursday to undertake a downtown commercial study.