We are always conscious of the human needs of our community. In East Hampton, neighbors help neighbors. To provide housing opportunity for working families and children who grow up here, we have expanded affordable apartments above commercial businesses to the Limited Business Overlay district. We brought back to life a long-shelved project of affordable condominium home ownership that will break ground soon. The Town is the financial backer of a newly announced Housing Authority project for 40 rental units. Our Senior Nutrition Program operates five days a week and serves more than 17,000 lunches a year, and we offer weekly wellness programs. We provide seniors with more than 18,500 rides each year to shop for groceries, to the post office, bank, pharmacy, and doctor’s appointments. We also provide $125,000 of support to the Family Service League and Phoenix House for mental health services and substance abuse counseling. This past year the Town contributed $590,000 to the YMCA where all youth up to 18 have free membership. The Town youth recreation program sponsors soccer, baseball, volleyball, tennis, free swimming instruction, lifeguard certification, and more for our kids. We also sponsor after-school programs through Project MOST and support education programs at the day care center.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.
We ask for your vote to continue this important work.