A rare divergence in the thinking of the members of the East Hampton Town Trustees has been laid bare by an even more rare circumstance: an application by a homeowner to build a dock in front of their house on Three Mile Harbor. The Town Trustees as a government body have approved the construction of only a handful of docks in front of private properties on town harbors in all of their more than 330-year history. They have approved none since 1987 — shortly after the board adopted a policy banning the construction of new docks in most of Three ... by Michael Wright
Gaps in emergency communications on the East End are gradually being filled in through the efforts of local and county police agencies that are upgrading radio equipment with better radios, new towers and coordination on frequencies. The Suffolk County Legislature last week approved $1.7 million for upgrades to radio equipment that will help East End agencies communicate with county agencies, as well as with each other. The effort, known at the county level as the East End Law Enforcement Communication Project, has used state and federal grants and county emergency services funding to install new antennas on communications towers and ... by Michael Wright
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