Category | Government

East Hampton Airport’s Sunny Prospects

Posted on 30 July 2014

In June, the East Hampton Town Board adopted a goal of meeting all of its electricity needs with renewable energy by the year 2020. A proposed wind farm off the coast of Montauk could produce a huge amount of energy for the East End, but East Hampton Town has also decided to take advantage of one of its other natural resources: the sun.

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Southampton Seeking Sites for Solar

Posted on 30 July 2014

While East Hampton Town has created a great deal of buzz with its ambitious plan to provide all the community’s energy needs through sustainable methods by the year 2020, Southampton Town is taking a much quieter approach.

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Security Guard at Southampton Town Hall

Posted on 30 July 2014

The Southampton Town Board last week announced it had hired a private security service, Summit Security Services Inc., for a guard who will stand watch during the board’s regular meetings.

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Southampton Town Buys Market Property

Posted on 30 July 2014

The Southampton Town Board on July 22 approved the purchase of the Hayground Market property on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

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Lighted Crosswalk Proposed in Bridgehampton

Posted on 30 July 2014

Southampton Town is looking to install warning lights at what many say is a dangerous crosswalk on Bridgehampton’s Main Street.

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Peconic Land Trust Still Working Hard to Preserve Farmland

Posted on 30 July 2014

The Peconic Land Trust has been dedicated to preserving the natural lands and working farms on the East End for over 30 years. As real estate prices continue to climb, the land trust has been exploring ways to impose restrictions that would keep local farmers farming.

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Pharmacy Giant Files for Special Exemption Permit on Busy Bridgehampton Corner

Posted on 30 July 2014

After months of grumbling, hand-wringing and even a pair of protest marches, Bridgehampton residents’ fears that CVS Pharmacy would try to shoehorn a store into the busiest corner in the hamlet took a step closer to being realized this week.

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Wainscott Parcel Targeted for Affordable Housing

Posted on 23 July 2014

A plan to build as many as 48 affordable rental apartments on a 31-acre site owned by East Hampton Town in Wainscott was proposed to the Town Board on July 15.

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Indian Wells Beach Goes Dry

Posted on 23 July 2014

After months of discussion and disagreement, East Hampton Town has adopted a law that will restrict alcohol at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.

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Still No Decision on Bridge

Posted on 23 July 2014

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday again tabled a resolution allowing it to sign a contract with the state Department of Transportation to obtain a $500,000 federal grant to refurbish the Bridge Lane bridge that connects Sagaponack and Bridgehampton.

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