A village resident came to police headquarters on Cedar Street in late afternoon on May 1, reporting that large amounts of “crackers and Cheerios on the ground” had been dumped at the Nature Trail on David’s Lane. The amount was “much more than the ducks could eat, which could support the rat population,” the man said.
ag Harbor Village police are investigating the theft last week of two teak memorial lawn benches from the property of the Cormaria Retreat House on Bay Street. The retreat is run by nuns from the order of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.
All of a sudden, the trees along our back roads have burst into bloom. The black and scarlet oaks were in full flower by Friday evening. As of Sunday dogwoods were just beginning to leaf out, the lowbush blueberries and huckleberries that make up the bulk of the shrub layer are leafing out and blooming simultaneously.
The town recently reached a $120,000 settlement with Lt. Susan Ralph, who said she was passed over for promotions given to male officers and experienced retaliation after complaining to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The town has continued to deny any wrongdoing.
East Hampton Town and Sag Harbor Village police made five arrests on drunken driving charges in recent days. Those charged were first-time offenders and the charges were at the misdemeanor level. East Hampton Village police also reported an April 30 arrest this week.
A community benefits package hangs in the balance as the East Hampton Town Board and town trustees prepare to host a joint hearing next Thursday on Deepwater Wind's plan to construct a 15-turbine wind farm approximately 36 miles east of Montauk.
"It sounds to me as if the community has spoken," Catherine Casey, the executive director of the housing authority, said during a hearing on a proposed 37-unit housing complex planned for Montauk Highway in Amagansett.
A lawsuit filed by former East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen against the village, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., and Richard Lawler, a village board member, was dealt a setback by the New York State Supreme Court late last month.
The snack food giant that produces Oreo cookies, among other household names, said it will purchase Tate's Bake Shop, a company started in Southampton by Kathleen King, for approximately $500 million, in a deal that will close later this summer.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has reclassified 24 acres in Northwest Harbor in East Hampton and the Devon Yacht Club boat basin in Amagansett as uncertified year round, meaning the waterways are closed to shellfishing.
A sexual assault awareness event hosted by the Retreat on Monday at the East Hampton Library included the exhibit “What Were You Wearing?” — a collection of clothing depicting what survivors of sexual assault wore at the time they were attacked.
At issue is whether to grant Deepwater Wind an easement that would allow the company to land the wind farm’s transmission cable at the end of Beach Lane in Wainscott. Deepwater Wind has offered a community benefits package in exchange for the easement.