Category | Government

East Hampton Town Board Adopts Airport Restrictions

Posted on 16 April 2015

The East Hampton Town Board on Thursday night voted to adopt restrictions on traffic in and out of the East Hampton Airport, what many consider to be the first real attempt to muffle the noise in twenty years.

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Sag Harbor Adopts New Wetlands Law

Posted on 15 April 2015

Despite some pushback from a pair of environmental consultants who represent clients before municipal boards, the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday adopted a new chapter to its code aimed at protecting wetlands and better controlling applications for development near them.

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Study Says: Restrictions Won’t Hurt Nearby Airports, Chopper Traffic Will Go Down

Posted on 15 April 2015

After two public hearings, hours of public comment and years of complaints, the East Hampton Town Board is scheduled to vote on three proposed airport restrictions on Thursday, April 16, which analysts estimate would affect 23 percent of all flights, yet address the bulk of the airport’s growing noise-complaint problem.

East End Towns and Villages Prepare for Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 15 April 2015

This Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, residents of Southampton Town will join the millions of people around the world pledging to protect the planet, when the beginning of a regional ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect.

Chilly Reception for Water Testing

Posted on 15 April 2015

At the tail end of a nearly 3-hour meeting of the Sag Harbor Harbor Committee on Monday, April 13, Kevin McAllister, the director of the environmental organization, Defend H2O, sought permission to conduct water testing near a runoff filtration system next to Havens Beach.

Environmentalists Advocate Growing Greener Green Lawns

Posted on 15 April 2015

The East End can evoke images of stately homes with rolling lawns, immaculately trimmed and perpetually green. Environmentalists, however, have linked the pesticides and fertilizers used to achieve lawn perfection to polluted ground- and surface-water, and are now looking for ways to reverse the damage.

Skirmish Over Building Plans

Posted on 15 April 2015

Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review sparred on Thursday, April 9, with John McLaughlin, the owner of a one-story house at 43 Suffolk Street who wants to tear it down and replace it with a two-story house.

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Sag Harbor Village Board Tweaks Budget

Posted on 08 April 2015

After an hour and a half of wrangling over spending, the Sag Harbor Village Board Wednesday added about $11,500 to a proposed $8.58 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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Wetlands, B&Bs, and Parking on Agenda

Posted on 08 April 2015

When the Sag Harbor Village Board meets on Tuesday, April 8, it will conduct hearings on a number of proposals, including a new wetlands law.

Wainscott Housing Project Tweaked

Posted on 08 April 2015

Michael DiSario, chairman of an organization proposing a 49-unit affordable housing project in Wainscott, explained to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday that plans had been amended so it does not overwhelm the tiny Wainscott School District with a large influx new students.

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