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East Hampton Fusion Party Has a Line

The EH Fusion Party, a new hybrid, has filed a nominating petition for a ballot line in the Nov. 5 general election, ahead of the deadline.

May 30, 2019
For Commuters, Train’s a ‘Godsend’

About three dozen people gathered on the platform at the Long Island Rail Road station in Hampton Bays Tuesday morning to wait for the 6:35 eastbound commuter train.

May 30, 2019
Harbor Mayor Challenger Has a Plan

Kathleen Mulcahy called for a village administrator position for Sag Harbor, improved communication between the mayor and the public, and more long-term planning.

May 30, 2019
Mrs. DeGraff’s Calling Card

The East Hampton Library’s grandfather clock, with its imposing presence and beautiful bell-like tones, takes us back to another time, but not much seems to have been known about it until just a few years ago.

May 30, 2019
Nonprofit Pushes Natural Highs, Not Opioids

What started last year as a Sag Harbor athlete’s cross-country bike trip in memory of friends who died from opioid overdoses has grown into a full-fledged nonprofit that promotes physical fitness as a way to reach natural highs instead of using drugs.

May 30, 2019
3 Rs in 2 Languages at John Marshall

The East Hampton School District plans to offer a dual-language program in English and Spanish to native speakers of either language starting in kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year.

May 30, 2019
Shinnecock Work Stops as Court Weighs Sovereignty

Workers made haste, and the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s new electronic billboards — at least the one on the eastbound shoulder of the Sunrise Highway — were up and running by last Thursday evening.

May 30, 2019
Most, Not All, School Budgets Are Under the Cap

School budget votes and board elections take place on Tuesday, with races in five of the eight school districts between Bridgehampton and Montauk. Proposed budgets in all but one, Wainscott, come in under the state-mandated tax cap.

May 20, 2019
Four Candidates Seek Three Seats on East Hampton School Board

Two incumbents, J.P. Foster, the board president, and Wendy Geehreng, are both seeking re-election, while Sandra Vorpahl, who previously served six years on the board, and Jeff Erickson, who ran last year, are also looking for a seat.

May 9, 2019
PSEG's Montauk Substation Won't Land on Flamingo Avenue

PSEG Long Island announced on Friday that it will not build a new Montauk substation on Flamingo Avenue or at Eddie Ecker Park, locations that many in the community opposed.

May 3, 2019
Money for Armored Vehicle

The East Hampton Town Board tabled a vote on accepting a donation of more than $300,000 at its April 18 meeting, but the matter has resurfaced on the agenda of its meeting tonight.

May 2, 2019
Seek Filter for Algae in Wainscott Pond

A Wainscott resident and candidate for the East Hampton Town Trustees has proposed to that body and to the town board a pilot project intended to mitigate the harmful algal blooms that have beset Wainscott Pond in recent years.

May 2, 2019
EH Fusion Party Seeks Ballot Line

Undaunted by the failure last month to place several candidates on the Republican Party ballot in the Nov. 5 election, members of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, the East Hampton Independence Party, and the East Hampton Reform Democrats are moving to formalize the unity ticket they hoped to create by forming the EH Fusion Party.

May 2, 2019
Offshore Oil Drilling Is on Hold

The Trump administration’s plan to allow oil and gas exploration and extraction off the Atlantic Coast is apparently on indefinite hold.

May 2, 2019
Zeldin May Be Vulnerable

Just as the Democratic Party’s process to select a candidate to challenge President Trump next year intensifies, with 20 declared candidates so far and the first debate set for next month, Democratic and Republican officials are wasting no time in focusing on New York’s First Congressional District.

May 2, 2019