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East Hampton Education

Families Ask East Hampton Town to Take Over Montauk Child Care Center

Parents and staff at the Montauk Child Care Center are asking East Hampton Town to take over the operation of the Center after the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, which has operated the center since 2006, announced Jan. 29 that they are discontinuing their contract to run the facility, which is at the town-owned Montauk Playhouse on Edgemere Street. Several parents brought their young children to the East Hampton Town
An aerial view of the sandbagged beach in downtown Montauk after the recent storms |. East Hampton Town photo
Climate Change East Hampton Montauk Top Stories

East Hampton Ready to Put All Its Coastal Resilience Options on the Table

Pictured Above: An aerial view of the sandbagged beach in downtown Montauk after the recent storms |. East Hampton Town photo East Hampton Town is requesting an amendment to the Army Corps of Engineers project slated to begin in downtown Montauk this winter to incorporate damage to its sandbagged beach there during three recent storms, as New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced this week that she is authorizing $3 million
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Climate Change Coastal Resilience East Hampton

Flooding Prompts New Urgency for East Hampton’s Coastal Resilience

Pictured Above: Low lying areas of East Hampton Town were inundated with water during three recent coastal storms. |. East Hampton Town photo, via Facebook The Town of East Hampton has been planning for more than a decade for how to weather the impact of sea level rise along its coastline, but this winter's flooding has the town realizing that the time has really come to put those plans into
The 480-foot Great Lakes suction hopper dredge Ellis Island is expected to be moved to Montauk in the upcoming weeks.
Coastal Resilience East Hampton Montauk Top Stories

Montauk FIMP Beach Work Begins

Pictured Above: The 480-foot Great Lakes suction hopper dredge Ellis Island is expected to be moved to Montauk in the upcoming weeks. |. Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. photo As the East End deals with round after round of coastal storms this January, crews are beginning to stage equipment for a long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers dredging project to pump 450,000 cubic yards of sand onto Montauk's downtown beaches. The $11.25
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East Hampton Health

Community Health Fair Returns to East Hampton

The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation will sponsor a free community Health Fair at the St. Luke’s Church meeting room, at 18 James Lane in East Hampton on Friday, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include flu shots, health screenings (glucose, blood pressure check), applications for colorectal screenings, and appointments for no-cost mammogram and pap tests (for uninsured women over the age of 40). Representatives and information will
East Hampton Deputy Mayor Chris Minardi and Mayor Jerry Larsen with supporters of the Skip the Stuff campaign outside the Village Board's Dec. 15 meeting at LTV. |. photo courtesy Surfrider Foundation
East Hampton Environment

Surfrider Asks East Hampton Village to “Skip the Stuff”

Pictured Above: East Hampton Deputy Mayor Chris Minardi and Mayor Jerry Larsen with supporters of the Skip the Stuff campaign outside the Village Board's Dec. 15 meeting at LTV. |. photo courtesy Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter On the heels of the successful passage and implementation this year of a New York City legislation requiring restaurants to not give out single-use plastic cutlery with take-out and delivery orders unless
Climate Change East Hampton

With New Grant Funding, East Hampton To Kick Off Planning for a Resilient Montauk

East Hampton Town is expected next spring to kick off a project to begin the difficult work of building community consensus in Montauk around the best way to protect the hamlet from coastal vulnerability and support a resilient year-round community, with the help of a new $600,000 grant from New York State. The town has in the past outlined major plans for strategic retreat from the oceanfront in downtown Montauk,
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Arts East Hampton Visual Arts

Guild Hall Volunteers Share Their Art

Pictured Above: "worldwind" by Volunteers of Guild Hall artist Karen Simon. Volunteers of Guild Hall, a dedicated group of volunteers assisting the Guild Hall staff where and when needed, has been channeling its energy into supporting Guild Hall’s cultural, educational and entertaining activities for more than 40 years.  This year, the independent non-profit incorporated organization, which operates with its own constitution and by-laws, has launched its own website, highlighting the
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East Hampton Government Housing

East Hampton Launches “All Hands on Housing” Effort

East Hampton Town leads Suffolk County in three notable realms, said Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc in his Jan. 3 State of the Town address: by its high cost of living, with the highest poverty rate in Suffolk County, and, on the bright side, with the highest number of affordable housing units per capita on Long Island. But that number of housing units, now over 600, is not enough, said
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Coronavirus Updates East Hampton Government

East Hampton To Halt In-Person Meetings Due to Delta Spread

The East Hampton Town Board and appointed boards (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Architectural Review Board) will stop holding in-person meetings and shift back to virtual meetings as of Sept. 7, 2021. Virtual meeting technology (ZOOM) and a call-in public comment number, utilized throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, will be available. While former Governor Andrew Cuomo's March 2020 executive order that suspended state law requiring in-person government meetings expired
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East Hampton Environment

East Hampton Approves South Fork Wind Farm Cable Agreements

Pictured Above: Ørsted‘s Anholt offshore wind farm under construction in Denmark. Agreements for the South Fork Wind Farm cable landing and burial project from Beach Lane in Wainscott to an East Hampton LIPA substation, and for $28.9 in benefits to be paid by the developers to the community, were approved by the East Hampton Town Board on Thursday. Four out of five Town Council members voted in favor of the