East End Notebook: Sandy-Damaged Cars, Dredge Work and More

Also this week, East Hampton Town reaches terms with a previously suspended employee; "Shellebration" founder talks with Patch.


Town Reaches Disposition with Suspended Employee

At about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, an attorney for Linda Norris announced that an agreement had been reached with the town representatives after nearly five hours of negotiations.

Under the disposition, Norris, the Adult Day Care program supervisor who had been suspended from the human services department, will continue working for the town, but in the housing department, she told East Hampton Patch on Friday afternoon.

She was unsure of the exact title, as her attorneys Tom Horn and Lawrence Kelly were finalizing the details with the town, but she said she will still continue her work helping the community. The housing department, she said, was an area she was interested in working in from the start.


Greenport's ‘Shellabration’ is Born from One Man’s Winter Clamming Fun

For years, Southold resident John Kramer would throw a party every January at his house overlooking Jockey Creek at the beautiful Harpers Point, calling the bash “Clamabration” to celebrate how much fun he had clamming just outside his doorstep during the winter. Looking back, Kramer sees the summer closure to shellfishing on Jockey Creek mandated by the Department of Environmental Conservation as a blessing in disguise.

“We had just moved into this beautiful place and the DEC came down with the closure,” he said. “But to be honest, I love winter clamming so much better than summer clamming. It’s brisk and refreshing and the clams are just better.”

Kramer’s inspired house parties, which grew so big he eventually had to move them to the Wharf House at Founders Landing, were the inspiration for  a new Greenport restaurant walk/fundraiser Kramer organized to take place both this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. A $10 wristband (click here to purchase online) will give you the chance to walk from restaurant to restaurant to sample shellfish culinary creations from the village’s top chefs for $5 per plate and samples of local wines for $3 per flight.


County Transfer of Long Wharf to Sag Harbor Comes Up for Vote

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, introduced a bill Tuesday to transfer ownership of Long Wharf to the village of Sag Harbor for a buck, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

The idea has been in the air for two years, and now it could come to fruition as soon as Dec. 18 — the first date that the Legislature could potentially put it to a vote, according to The Express.


Aerial Photos: Dredge Starts Work At Shinnecock Inlet

Nearly a quarter of a million cubic yards of sand are being transported to the Hampton Bays shoreline, replenishing the beaches west of the Shinnecock Inlet and around Tiana Bay after they were heavily damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as well as last year's Tropical Storm Irene.


Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars continue to spark contention on the East End.

On Friday, Southampton Town attorneys went to Supreme Court after commencing litigation against the same car auction firm currently in hot water with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over cars ordered to be removed from environmentally sensitive property at Enterprise Park at Calverton.

Now, cars parked without authorization on Speonk-Riverhead Road in Speonk have revved up the tempers of residents and elected officials alike.


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