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Primary Voting Won't Unseat Primary Graduation

East Hampton School District officials have reached a compromise with the Suffolk County Board of Elections that will allow the school's fifth-grade moving-up ceremony to proceed as planned on Tuesday, by moving primary voting out of the John M. Marshall Elementary School's all-purpose room for this election only.

Jun 21, 2019
All In for East Hampton Town Justice

In a rare political occurrence, a sitting Republican justice is seeking the Democratic nomination to remain on the East Hampton Town bench.

Lisa R. Rana, who has Republican, Independence, and new EH Fusion Party support, will face Andrew Strong in a Democratic Primary on Tuesday. Whatever the outcome in the primary, Ms. Rana’s place on the ballot for the November general election is secure.

In an interview last week, she said that she decided to try to force the primary to give Democrats a choice for town justice.

Jun 20, 2019
Trails Society Opposes PSEG’s Montauk Substation Plan

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society has come out against PSEG Long Island’s proposal to construct a substation on Suffolk County parkland in Montauk’s Hither Woods, saying that the facility would be constructed directly beside, if not atop, the 125-mile-long Paumanok Path.

Jun 20, 2019
Green-Light Licenses for the Undocumented

The State Senate voted narrowly on Monday night to approve a bill that will afford undocumented immigrants an opportunity to obtain a driver’s license. The vote closely followed the bill’s passage in the Assembly, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law soon after the Senate’s action. 

Jun 20, 2019
Thousands More Housing Units Needed, Officials Say

“Without affordable housing, we’re going to lose the communities we’ve grown to love,” said Tom Ruhle, the director of East Hampton Town’s office of housing and community development, at a forum on affordable housing hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons on Monday. 

The event at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton saw Mr. Ruhle and three other housing officials from East Hampton and Southampton defend and extoll the virtues of government-assisted housing projects.

Jun 20, 2019
Town Eyes a Long Lane Roundabout

A traffic circle is being considered for the intersection of Stephen Hand’s Path, Long Lane, and Two Holes of Water Road in East Hampton, a particularly dangerous spot in the summer season.

Jun 20, 2019
Vote on Battery Storage and Clean Energy

The East Hampton Town Board is expected to vote tonight on a resolution to support four recommendations made last month by its Energy Sustainability and Resiliency Committee. The goal is to achieve 100 percent of the town's energy needs from renewable sources. 

Jun 20, 2019
Democratic Primary Tuesday

A primary election to choose the Democratic slate for East Hampton Town Trustee and the party’s nominee for town justice happens on Tuesday. 

Polling stations will be the same as those in every political election. Residents can vote in their election district’s polling location from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Jun 20, 2019
To Rein in Crowds, Montauk's Surf Lodge Goes Reservation Only

Almost three years after promising East Hampton Town officials they would tackle overcrowding, excessive noise, and environmental concerns at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, the owners have launched a full-scale effort to address the problems. 

Jun 20, 2019
A Step Toward Plum Island Preservation?

In what environmental advocacy organizations are calling a victory for wildlife and the ecosystem, both the State Senate and the Assembly approved bills Friday setting up a marine mammal and protection area around Plum Island, Great Gull Island, and Little Gull Island.

Jun 20, 2019