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WELCOME TO EAST HAMPTON !

WHAT ' S NEW IN 2018

Deep Water ’ s proposed new wind farm .

By this time of the year we have largely seen the last

new businesses open their doors . And although there are still a few left to surprise us the largest changes on the East End scene are more civic than commercial . We have in fact three major projects that are all barreling towards their own respective finish lines , each with a potentially profound effect on the overall East End .
WINDS OF CHANGE
After months of hearing , presentations and public discussion the decision to grant license for a large-scale commercial wind farm near Montauk ’ s shores is almost at hand . Since first introduced in 2015 DEEPWATER WIND ’ S “ South Fork Wind Farm ” has passed a number of notable regulatory hurdles . Sometime later this month it will approach what should be the last hurdle on its way to start . A vote by the Town of East Hampton to allow access across their property for the power generated by this project .
Set in the Atlantic roughly 30 miles southeast of Montauk Point this 15 turbine project will convert the prevailing winds into power strong enough to provide 50,000 homes with year-round electric . Key to both its location and likeliness of success is its ability to help the Town of East Hampton meet its stated goal of providing 100 % of its residents electric power through sustainable means and New York State ’ s goal of 50 % of the same .
Admirable as this may be no project of this size or complexity it without its skeptics or critics . Here the main objections quite reasonably come from the fishing community . Both commercial and recreational captains
The Montauk Playhouse ’ s new aquatic center is almost here !
have concerns that roughly 600 toot towers sunk into the ocean floor , spinning three 150 ’ long blades continuously will have an adverse effect on fish migration and population over time .
And since projects of this kind are relatively new , long-term date on exactly those concerns is still being gathered and analyzed . Deepwater is vigorously addressing these fears by conducting extensive research in the waters the turbines will be set , reaching out to the fishing community for their input and making financial contingents for any repercussions this project may cause . To date they have pledged $ 600,000 to the Town Trustees , the body most tied to the ocean and fisheries , for a sustainability fund . They are also establishing a permanent liaison between the fishing community and project . Last they plan to base their maintenance and operations in Montauk for the duration of this project providing a level of access that would prove beneficial in the event of unforeseen damages .
Add to this a $ 3,000,000 fund to the Town of East Hampton to address environmental issues associated with bringing the main power line into East Hampton over the Wainscott beaches and there is a certain level of confidence in most governmental circles that Deepwater ’ s commitment to this project and this area is secure and long term . If however they are denied access there they have assurances from NY State that they could use beach access across State owned property in Amagansett .
One way or the other Deep Water expects to come on-line in 2021 , If so one thing is for sure . Set over the physical horizon this 21st century project will be out of sight but never out of mind for those who benefit from its clean , sustainable energy . For more info you can call their local office in Amagansett 631-267-5777 or go to www . dwwind . com .
MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE
Almost two decades ago a grass roots group of Montauk residents began to dream about a project that could change the lives of nearly everyone in Montauk . It was a bold idea that would take more money , imagination , time and effort than anyone then could imagine . But those dreamers had more than imagination they had the tenacity and strength to preserver when many said it could not be done .
WELCOME TO EAST HAMPTON !

We have seen our share of illustrious restaurants open here lately .

This year we have another great addition to the finer-eating fold in the Hampton . IL MULINO 631-658-9122 is amongst the most venerated Italian eateries in New York . With three editions in Manhattan and satellite rooms in Atlantic City , Orlando and Nashville it is also one of the most successful restaurant operations in the country .
Here they ’ ve chosen a spot overlooking scenic Georgica Pond just 1 mile west of the village . Their Hamptons edition mixes the always attentive quality to fine Italian food , gracious dining and superlative service with a more casual , relaxed atmosphere . A perfect choice for a leisurely , luxurious dinner , a must for that special evening out . Serving dinner daily , reservation are highly suggested . 108 Wainscott Stone Road East Hampton 631-658-9122
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WHAT'S NEW IN 2018 Deep Water’s proposed new wind farm. B y this time of the year we have largely seen the last new businesses open their doors. And although there are still a few left to surprise us the largest changes on the East End scene are more civic than com- mercial. We have in fact three major projects that are all barreling towards their own respective finish lines, each with a potentially profound effect on the overall East End.   WINDS OF CHANGE After months of hearing, presentations and public discussion the decision to grant license for a large-scale commercial wind farm near Montauk’s shores is almost at hand. Since first introduced in 2015 DEEPWATER WIND’S “South Fork Wind Farm” has passed a num- ber of notable regulatory hurdles. Sometime later this month it will approach what should be the last hurdle on its way to start. A vote by the Town of East Hampton to allow access across their property for the power gener- ated by this project. Set in the Atlantic roughly 30 miles southeast of Mon- tauk Point this 15 turbine project will convert the prevail- ing winds into power strong enough to provide 50,000 homes with year-round electric. Key to both its location and likeliness of success is its ability to help the Town of East Hampton meet its stated goal of providing 100% of its residents electric power through sustainable means and New York State’s goal of 50% of the same. Admirable as this may be no project of this size or complexity it without its skeptics or critics. Here the main objections quite reasonably come from the fishing community. Both commercial and recreational captains have concerns that roughly 600 toot towers sunk into the ocean floor, spinning three 150’ long blades con- tinuously will have an adverse effect on fish migration and population over time. And since projects of this kind are relatively new, long-term date on exactly those concerns is still being gathered and analyzed. Deepwater is vigorously ad- dressing these fears by conducting extensive research in the waters the turbines will be set, reaching out to the fishing community for their input and making finan- cial contingents for any repercussions this project may cause. To date they have pledged $600,000 to the Town Trustees, the body most tied to the ocean and fisher- ies, for a sustainability fund. They are also establishing a permanent liaison between the fishing community and project. Last they plan to base their maintenance and operations in Montauk for the duration of this project providing a level of access that would prove beneficial in the event of unforeseen damages. Add to this a $3,000,000 fund to the Town of East Hampton to address environmental issues associated with bringing the main power line into East Hampton over the Wainscott beaches and there is a certain level of confidence in most governmental circles that Deep- water’s commitment to this project and this area is se- cure and long term. If however they are denied access there they have assurances from NY State that they could use beach access across State owned property in Amagansett. One way or the other Deep Water expects to come on-line in 2021, If so one thing is for sure. Set over the physical horizon this 21st century project will be out of sight but never out of mind for those who benefit from its clean, sustainable energy. For more info you can call their local office in Amagansett 631-267-5777 or go to www.dwwind.com.   MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE Almost two decades ago a grass roots group bЧFV&W6FVG2&VvFG&V&WB&V7BF@6VB6vRFRƗfW2bV&ǒWfW'RFV@v2&BFVFBvVBFR&RWvЧFFRBVff'BFRFV6VBvR'WBF6RG&VW'2B&RFvFFWBFRFV6GB7G&VwFF&W6W'fW"vV琧6BB6VBB&RFRtT4RDT5BDpRfR6VVW"6&RbW7G&ЦW2&W7FW&G2VW&RFVǒF2V"vRfRFW"w&V@FFFFFRfW"VFrfBFPFTĔc3cSӓ#"0w7BFR7BfVW&FVBFƖVBЦW&W2Wr&vFF&VRVFF2GFB6FVƗFR&2FF06G&FB6fRB26R`FR7B7V66W76gV&W7FW&BW&F0FR6VG'आW&RFW( fR66V7BfW&p66V2vV&v6BW7B֖RvW7B`FRfvRFV"F2VFF֗W0FRv2GFVFfRVƗGFfRFЦfBw&6W2FrB7WW&FfP6W'f6RvF&R67V&VVBFЧ7W&RW&fV7B66Rf"V7W&VǒWW&W2FW"W7Bf"FB7V6WfVrWB6W'frFW"Fǒ&W6W'fЧF&Rvǒ7VvvW7FVBv66GB7FR&@V7BFc3cSӓ# FRFVW6^( 2WrVF26VFW"27BW&RbFVƖfRTR#wwrFVƖfR6