The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum, a grassroots organization that identifies, recruits, endorses, and supports pro-environment candidates for public office, has announced its 2017 endorsements.
What became news was how many women across small towns stepped forward. Suddenly, the issue was small screen, not big screen, ushered from the Oval Office to the cubicle, to Main Street, to the living room, the school, the quad, the community center, the bus stop — places where scores of women have been harassed, or worse.
Sean P. Ludwick, 45, was sentenced Wednesday to three to nine years in state prison after pleading guilty in August to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Paul Hansen of Noyac in August 2015.
Private well testing by state and county health officials will be expanded to 269 wells in an area surrounding East Hampton Airport, where perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, that have been tied to a variety of health issues were found in drinking water at one residence as of last week.
The southern pine beetle, which decimated pine forests in the southern United States and New Jersey before spreading to Long Island’s pine barrens, has reached East Hampton and devastated a six-acre portion of woodland in Northwest owned by the county and town.
The East Hampton Village Board took a long look into the future at its work session last Thursday, with agenda items that included affordable housing, accessory structures, and a dramatic re-imagining of the village as presented by two architects.
The communitywide debate about the South Fork Wind Farm, a proposed 15-turbine installation approximately 36 miles from Montauk, continued on Oct. 4 when the East Hampton Town Trustees’ harbor management committee and the town’s energy sustainability advisory committee hosted a forum that featured speakers both in favor of and opposed to the project.
Drew Bennett, an environmental consultant to the village, told the East Hampton Village Board at its work session last Thursday that the 7,700-foot-long concrete drainage pipe that runs from Route 114 to Georgica Pond, constructed in 1935, is still functional.
It has been a bad 10 days for dolphins on the South Fork. Two that washed ashore within two days on the ocean beaches in Napeague and Amagansett last week appear to have died after becoming entangled in fishing nets, according to officials.
An East Hampton Town Board vote last week to purchase the Wainscott property was a step in the right direction, according to a number of Wainscott residents who spoke in favor of the buy, but it was not the final hurdle in obtaining the 1.1-acre lot.
A recent appeals court ruling in a case that grew out of PSEG Long Island’s expansion of an electrical substation on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett, represents a mixed decision for East Hampton Town, which had sought to hold the utility provider to local zoning laws that would have required planning board review of the project.