The East Hampton Town Board has approved much-debated legislation intended to avoid another dust storm like the one that beset Amagansett last winter by requiring farmers to protect the soil on their fields from wind erosion after the fall harvest. The law requires that a “cover crop” be planted for the winter months, and if that crop fails to take hold for whatever reason, the farmer must employ one of a variety of other methods to keep the soil in place. The final version of the law tamped down a steep fine schedule and eliminated the possibility of a jail ... 8 Nov 2019 by Michael Wright
The South Fork Commuter Connection got back on track on Monday. The Long Island Rail Road concluded track work on Sunday, November 10, in East Hampton Village. The South Fork Commuter Connection train service returned the following day. Due to the track work, bus service had been provided east of the Southampton LIRR station since mid-October. Normal SFCC service and Hampton Hopper shuttle service from train stations in East Hampton to designated stops near workplaces resumed on Monday. The SFCC was launched in March to help workers get to and from South Fork destinations and avoid traffic delays. The service ... 7 Nov 2019 by Elizabeth Vespe
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