Category | Government

New Building Pitched for Sag Harbor’s Bay Street

Posted on 22 October 2014

If the owners of the lots housing the Tutto il Giorno Italian restaurant and the Urban Zen clothing store get their way, a major change will be coming to Bay Street in Sag Harbor in the form of a new 5,700-square-foot, two-story building that would evoke the memory of an inn that stood nearby a century or more ago.

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Police Unions Endorse Bishop

Posted on 22 October 2014

The Coalition of Suffolk Police Unions endorsed Representative Tim Bishop last week, according to a press release from Bishop for Congress.

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Thiele Finds Funds for Farmers

Posted on 22 October 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week he had launched several new programs to assist new and early-stage farmers in order to encourage agribusiness throughout the state.

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Rental Registry Law Angers Residents

Posted on 22 October 2014

Critics of a proposed rental registration law showed up in droves to air their opposition at East Hampton Town’s first informational session on the law.

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County Officials Say Guardrail’s Here to Stay

Posted on 22 October 2014

Tension and frustration soared during a meeting on Tuesday night, when critics of a newly installed guardrail along Short Beach Road were told the galvanized steel structures wouldn’t be removed any time soon.

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East End Towns and Villages Pursue Regional Ban on Bags

Posted on 22 October 2014

After much discussion and gentle encouragement from local sustainability committees, the mayors and supervisors of several East End municipalities announced today they would pursue a coordinated effort to implement a regional ban on single-use plastic bags by Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

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East End Elected Officials Agree on Local Issues at LTV’s Second Village Green Meeting

Posted on 22 October 2014

East End elected officials offered a strong, united front, seemingly agreeing on each and every local and national issue that cropped up during a “village green” discussion hosted by LTV Studios in Wainscott on Friday, October 17.

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Bishop, Zeldin Offer Divergent Views at Debate

Posted on 21 October 2014

In what has become an almost daily occurrence in this year’s campaign, the two candidates for Congress in the 1st District, incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop and Republican challenger Lee Zeldin, offered up sharply differing views in a debate last Thursday, October 16.

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Bid for Archaeological Survey Stymied in Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 October 2014

In spite of the efforts of preservationists, it looks as though a dilapidated house at 11 Eastville Avenue will be demolished without an archaeological study.

Herr Wins Another Term

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Southampton Town Democratic Committee on October 7 unanimously reelected Gordon Herr as its chairman at its annual organizational meeting, held at the Southampton Publick House. The Democrats also elected Mackie Finnerty as first vice chair, Joy Flynn as second vice chair, George Lynch as treasurer, and Hank Beck as secretary. “I have an outstanding [...]