Category | Government

ZBA Says Main Street Rebuild Okay

Posted on 18 March 2015

Earlier this year, when contractors tore down much of a house at 295 Main Street, Sag Harbor building inspector Tom Preiato was quick to issue a stop-work order.

East Hampton Town Board Mulls Plans For Underused Properties

Posted on 18 March 2015

The East Hampton Town property management committee announced on Tuesday what it thinks should become of several underused town-owned buildings and plots of land.

Bishop Joins St. Joseph’s College

Posted on 18 March 2015

Former U.S. Representative Tim Bishop has been named to the position of distinguished professor of civic engagement and public service at the Long Island campus of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.

Tensions Soar Over Proposed Airport Restrictions In East Hampton

Posted on 12 March 2015

Tensions soared on Thursday evening, as two sides battled it out during a public hearing on four proposed laws designed to curb the noise problem at East Hampton Airport.

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Trustees Talk Role in the Modern World

Posted on 11 March 2015

About 50 residents and community members gathered at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons on Monday at which representatives of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees discussed their role in modern government.
The Trustees of both towns trace their authority to colonial-era patents and were once the local governing bodies when King James II was on the throne in England. They remain to this day, with a primary focus on protecting the East End’s undeveloped common lands, including beaches and the bottomlands of ponds.

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Battle Lines Are Drawn as Public Hearing Looms on East Hampton Airport

Posted on 11 March 2015

Meeting with local officials from the North and South Forks, newly elected U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin held a press conference on Sunday at Southold Town Hall stressing the need for finding a solution to the helicopter noise issue on the East End.

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Petition Calls on Sag Harbor Village to Stem the Tide of Development

Posted on 11 March 2015

By Stephen J. Kotz A petition drive launched by the civic organization, Save Sag Harbor, which decries over-development in the village and demands local government take steps to control it and protect the village’s historic character, has already been signed by more than 750 people, according to organizers. And they say they are heartened by [...]

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Security Fence Installed at Former Morpurgo Property

Posted on 11 March 2015

People driving down Union Street in Sag Harbor this week may have noticed a new addition to the crumbling Morpurgo House: a chain link fence with a padlock on the gate.

DEC Offers New Mute Swan Management Plan

Posted on 10 March 2015

  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation this week released a revised management plan for the state’s population of mute swans. When the DEC proposed a year ago to eradicate the birds from New York by, among other methods, destroying eggs in nests, there was a public outcry against it. The new plan [...]

Southampton Town Embarks on Outreach Campaign in Preparation for Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 10 March 2015

In preparation for the townwide implementation of a ban on single-use plastic bags by Earth Day, April 22, Southampton Town’s Sustainability Committee has embarked on an outreach campaign to alert local businesses about opportunities to participate in its “We Bag to Differ” public awareness program focused on reminding shoppers to bring their own bags. “Our [...]