Helen S. Rattray, the publisher of The East Hampton Star and its former editor, was inducted Wednesday evening into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame along with Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News.
Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to operate statewide — including here on eastern Long Island — just before the July Fourth weekend following the approval by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday of a bill passed by state legislators that will speed up the process.
Restaurateurs and their supporters showed up at East Hampton Town Hall en masse last Thursday to protest changes to the town code governing outdoor dining which, they said, were ill-timed and would hurt their businesses.
East Hampton Village’s proposed $21.4 million budget for 2017-18 was put on hold after a public hearing last Thursday so that the village’s share of a new East Hampton Town emergency communications system could be included.
A brawl at the Montauk 7-Eleven over the Memorial Day weekend has led to eight arrests, including two on felony charges of attempted assault with a weapon — a four-foot-long wooden two-by-four — with intent to cause serious injury.
With affordable housing in acutely short supply, more than 30 hopefuls attended a home ownership lottery drawing on May 31 at Town Hall in East Hampton, where numbers that had been randomly assigned to applicants were drawn and sequentially entered onto a waiting list.