Category | Government

Sag Harbor Planning Board Revisits Outdoor Dining at Page Restaurant

Posted on 23 April 2014

Sag Harbor Village has issued a stop-work order, halting construction at Page at 63 Main, which last month received permission to build an aquaponic farm to supply vegetables to its kitchen and, in August, as part of a separate application, received permission to build an outdoor dining area at the rear of the restaurant.

New York Joins National Popular Vote Compact

Posted on 23 April 2014

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week that Governor Cuomo had signed legislation adding New York to the list of states that have joined the National Popular Vote compact. Under this interstate agreement, member states will award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The legislation means New [...]

Village Preservation Society of East Hampton Offers $5,000 Grant for Deer Spaying Program

Posted on 23 April 2014

The Village Preservation Society of East Hampton announced late last week that it would provide a $5,000 grant this year to help start a program to spay female deer in the Village of East Hampton. According to a press release issued last week, the  society conducted two informational forums over the last four years, which [...]

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Formula Business Legislation Earns Mixed Reviews in East Hampton

Posted on 23 April 2014

Legislation aimed at limiting formula-business stores in historic districts throughout East Hampton Town drew dozens of supporters to a public hearing Thursday night, while at the same time a handful of critics urged the board to exercise caution in moving forward.

East End Heroin Task Force Formed to Battle Growing Threat

Posted on 16 April 2014

State government leaders announced this week an initiative aimed at combating heroin abuse on the East End, as law enforcement, public health and court officials acknowledged the growing threat the drug—and other opioids—in Suffolk County.

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Goats to Munch Away Invasive Plants in Greenbelt

Posted on 16 April 2014

It’s been nine years since the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt began their effort to transform Vineyard Field in Bridgehampton back to native grassland after it was overgrown by an invasive plant species. Now goats will join the fight in stemming the tide of the unwanted autumn olive.

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Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor Finds Support

Posted on 16 April 2014

A long dormant plan to create a waterfront park next to what is now the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge was revived in October, and on Monday residents and the non-profit Save Sag Harbor came out in support of the venture.

Temple Adas Israel Seeks Cemetery Expansion

Posted on 15 April 2014

Temple Adas Israel’s effort to expand its Chevra Kodetia Cemetery on Route 114 just south of Sag Harbor received a sympathetic hearing when it was unveiled before the East Hampton Town Planning Board on April 2, but board members nonetheless pointed out that a number of significant hurdles need to be overcome before it can be approved.

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Lawsuit Over Deer Cull Sent Back to Suffolk County

Posted on 15 April 2014

A lawsuit filed against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Village of North Haven, and the Long Island Farm Bureau, over efforts to reduce the deer herd, will be heard in a Suffolk County court, as opposed to one in Albany County, according to a decision handed down by the State Supreme [...]

Army Corps, NYSDEC to Unveil Montauk Proposal

Posted on 15 April 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present a proposed emergency beach stabilization project for downtown Montauk at a special East Hampton Town Board meeting on Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. Steve Couch, the chief of the Army Corps’ coastal section of the New York [...]