They were both Democratic hopefuls, after all, and the criticisms and policy differences were articulated gently when East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys and David Gruber, a former chairman of the town’s Democratic Committee who is challenging him in next Thursday’s Democratic primary, met Tuesday night in a debate hosted by the East Hampton Group for Good Government.
The Democratic Party primary election next Thursday will determine not only the party’s nominee for the fifth seat on the East Hampton Town Board, but also the membership of the town’s Democratic Committee, which, atypically, is hotly contested this year. In every one of the town’s election districts, each of which has two seats on the committee, there are primary challenges.
The East Hampton Town Board will continue hearing a proposal tonight to abandon the ownership of an unopened road between Cranberry Hole Road and Abram’s Landing Road in Amagansett while accepting a permanent scenic, conservation, and trail easement over the road, which is part of the Paumanok Path, a hiking trail that runs from Rocky Point to Montauk Point State Park.
Three East Hampton Village assistant beach managers resigned in protest last Thursday, saying the board had recommended new uniforms for female lifeguards against their advice and that they were being “made the scapegoats” for the decision.
After testing on Wednesday confirmed a blue-green algae bloom in the southern end of Fort Pond and an elevated risk of another in the pond's northern end, Concerned Citizens of Montauk is urging people to stay out of the pond and keep children and pets from coming in contact with the water.
Commercial fishermen are mostly opposed to the wind farm, fearing damage or destruction of fishing grounds and potential alteration of migration patterns caused by the electromagnetic frequency emitted by its transmission cable.
“Which reminds me, I should check on the Twinkies,” I told Amy Zerner on Saturday. I was at an end-of-summer dinner party hosted by the glamorous grande dame of crime fiction, the English novelist and screenwriter Lynda La Plante.
A Montauk man parked his 1994 BMW in the long-term lot on Lumber Lane before going to work and took a taxi home at the end of his shift Friday morning. When he returned later that afternoon, he told police, he could not find the car. Police found it in the Reutershan lot.
Nearly two years after winning approval for a $24.7 million expansion and renovation project, the Bridgehampton School District will ask voters next Thursday for permission to borrow an additional $4.7 million to bring the project to fruition.