Category | Government

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 [...]

Ceremony Planned At Amagansett Lifesaving Station

Posted on 15 April 2014

East Hampton town officials and the Amagansett Life Saving and Coast Guard Station Committee have invited the public to attend a ceremony at noon on May 3 to commemorate a new flagpole on the grounds of the Amagansett Life Saving Station at Atlantic Avenue Beach. The Amagansett Life Saving Station was built in 1902 and [...]

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Congressman Bishop Asks for National Estuary Program Funding

Posted on 14 April 2014

U.S. Representative Tim Bishop led a bipartisan effort calling for equal funding for all 28 programs under the National Estuary Program. The program protects sensitive ecosystems while reflecting local environmental and economic priorities of surrounding communities. Long Island is home to two estuaries of national significance that receive support from the NEP— Long Island Sound [...]

$40 Million in Additional State Funding Offered for Local Road Projects

Posted on 14 April 2014

New York State will provide $40 million in funding to local governments for highway and bridge repairs following this harsh winter, according to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. The funding was passed as a part of the 2014-15 budget and is a special, one-time allocation being made in addition to $438 million in existing state [...]

Sag Harbor Likely to Move Forward with Traffic Calming This Spring

Posted on 09 April 2014

Sag Harbor officials appear ready to move forward with a pilot program to calm traffic at key intersections throughout the village.

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