Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton Village and elsewhere.
Historical houses throughout East Hampton could be designated as landmarks, protecting them from demolition or substantial change, through a program being considered by the East Hampton Town Board that would also give their owners the right to build a second residence on their properties.
East Hampton Town police made two arrests stemming from incidents that began at two busy Montauk nightspots on two consecutive days, which resulted in two orders of protection during arraignments this week.
Following through on its agreement last month to allow expanded research in Wainscott Pond, with the goal of developing remedies for its degraded water quality, the East Hampton Town Trustees heard an overview on Monday night of the protocol that will assess the water body.
More than 20 local, state, and federal agencies and East End police departments began a "dirty bomb" interdiction exercise in Gardiner's Bay on Thursday, which will continue through Saturday with safety checks of recreational and commercial boaters.
The East End’s representatives in Albany, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, are jointly sponsoring a law that would require the Long Island Power Authority to provide public notice of its intent to install new above-ground electric transmission lines, before determining the project’s environmental significance.
Two more men were facing deportation this week following their arrest by East Hampton Town police on drunken-driving charges. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has issued detainers for both.
Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District has echoed President Donald Trump’s assertion that several groups were responsible for the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., in which one woman was killed and 19 others seriously injured when a car was intentionally rammed into a crowd.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will celebrate the 100th anniversary of suffrage in New York State — three years before the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution — next Thursday with the recreation of a rally that took place in East Hampton 104 years ago.