North Atlantic Right Whale breaching

Wind Farm: Protection for Right Whales

Great news for Right Whales from Orsted and Eversource and various environmental groups that have come to an agreement to secure significant safety measures to ensure that the endangered North Atlantic Right Whales are protected during construction of the wind turbines to be located 35 miles off the coast...Read More
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Born Survivor

by Richard Lewin from Hamptons Real Estate Showcase. Stemming the Tides of Change in Montauk Anyone who has lived on the East End for any length of time has a real estate story about “the one that got away”. “I could have bought a cottage in Ditch Plains for...Read More
Sailboat on Accabonac Harbor

Hog Creek & Nitrogen Remediation Plan

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Molly Graffam and Ron Paulsen presented a plan to help mitigate the nitrogen in Hog Creek at a recent East Hampton Town Board meeting. This summer, they will apply to the town’s Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC) for funding for the project. Click on the tab...Read More
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Meeting: June 27, 2022

Agenda I. Roll Call II. Public Comment III. New Business 2022 Largest Clam Contest: Confirm Date IV. Old Business Final Horseshoe Crab Count for 2021Full Moon Accabonac Harbor Mosquito Larvae Count – June 14 V. Committee Reports Pump-Out Boats: Request from a Boat Captain to name the Boats VI....Read More
Piping Plover Nest Is Destroyed

Piping Plover Nesting Destroyed

Sadly, the piping plover protected nesting area at Maidstone Park in Springs was discovered destroyed on June 15th by Marine Patrol officer Matt Zukosky who reported the damage to the cordoned off area and resulted in the death of two newly hatched piping plover chicks. The Town of East...Read More

Shellfish Harvesters in the Town of East Hampton 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Shellfisheries Section (Department) has determined that water quality in portions of Montauk Lake, Three Mile Harbor, Hog Creek, Napeague Bay, and Accabonac Harbor adjacent to the Town of East Hampton has changed, requiring reclassification to protect public health. The Department has also determined that it was necessary to make technical changes to improve enforcement and readability of the regulations in portions of Montauk Harbor, Three Mile Harbor, Hog Creek, Fresh Pond, Napeague Bay, Northwest Harbor, Northwest Creek, Accabonac Harbor and Georgica Pond. 

On June 27, 2022, DEC filed a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking to amend Title 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations, Part 41.3, “Sanitary Condition of Shellfish Land,” in Suffolk County. The new regulations are EFFECTIVE immediately (as of June 27, 2022).   

Trustee Resolution 2022 – 28: To Appoint Counsel and Authorize Legal Proceedings

During the regular meeting of the Board on February 14, 2022, the Board of Trustees unanimously passed and approved a resolution to appoint Daniel A. Spitzer, Esq. and the law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP to represent the Trustees and the residents of the Town who wish to use the Trustees’ Fishing Reservation for commercial or recreational fishing, as the Trustees are currently a named defendant in the civil proceeding The Seaview at Amagansett, Ltd. et al/ v. Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton et al. (Index No. 034714/20009). This resolution authorizes the intervention in the Town lawsuit and any necessary new proceeding, including action on behalf of individual residents or any class of residents and to authorize the entry into any joint defense or similar agreements.

Trustees Support Beach Access

The Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton stand in full support of a condemnation of the 4,000 ft. stretch of beach known as “Seaview”” that was recently awarded ownership to adjacent homeowner’s associations in February of 2021 by a ruling of the New York State Supreme Court. The more recent decision of September 14th by the New York State Court of Appeals, denied a hearing of both the Town and the Trustees motions to appeal.

East Hampton Trustees, 2022.

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