On the heels of having received Deepwater Wind’s environmental and permitting assessments of its proposed 15-turbine offshore wind farm and transmission cable, the East Hampton Town Trustees agreed to ask the town board for an environmental review of the project.
After months of back and forth, the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals and Ronald Perelman, the billionaire owner of the Creeks on Georgica Pond, agreed on Friday that some illegally built structures on his 58-acre estate would be eliminated.
Derrick Lamont Short, 38, who had been freed on parole on Feb. 20 after serving a year and a half of a three-year prison term for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, is in county jail in Riverside after his parole board stepped in and ordered him held without bail.
As the East Hampton School District prepares to discontinue outsourcing its prekindergarten to the Whitmore Center, the center is looking to expand its research-based early education curriculum model to its younger students in the fall.
With sensible legislation, the gun violence afflicting too many of our neighborhoods and schools doesn't have to be routine. Kids don't have to keep dying. (Guestwords by State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.)
Raw data from Suffolk Health Department test wells said to point to abnormally high concentrations of nitrate, manganese, and cobalt in the aquifer below the mine on Noyac's border with Bridgehampton, and lead, arsenic, and manganese in the surface water.
Prompted by a Trump admimistration proposal to promote oil and gas drilling on 90 percent of the outer continental shelf off the United States, the hearing gave state and local officials, environmentalists, and residents a chance to share their concerns with Department of Interior representatives.
Downtown Montauk’s ocean beach and bay beaches in the Town of East Hampton took a beating in the northeaster that hit the South Fork on Friday and Saturday, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said at the town board’s work session on Tuesday, though the town was spared the greater damage and higher winds experienced to the north.
With 118 residential wells south of the East Hampton Airport in Wainscott now found to be contaminated by perfluorinated compounds, the East Hampton Town Board is considering how best to safeguard drinking water.
As Deepwater Wind begins a two-year process of applying for permits to construct and operate a 15-turbine wind farm approximately 36 miles off Montauk, the Town of East Hampton’s fisheries advisory committee has chosen Julie Evans, the captain of a charter boat based in Montauk, as its liaison to the Rhode Island company.