Category | Government

Krupski Backs Bishop

Posted on 15 October 2014

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, a Democrat who represents the North Fork, announced last week that he would endorse U.S. Representative Tim Bishop in his bid for a seventh term in Congress.

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Tick Committee Extended

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Suffolk County Legislature on October 7 at the request of Legislator Jay Schneiderman unanimously agreed to extend the Tick Control Advisory Committee until the 2016 annual Vector Control Plan is adopted by the legislature. The committee was created to advise the county’s Division of Vector Control on developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses in Suffolk County.

CCOM Holds Candidates Forum

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will hold their 44th annual “Meet the Candidates” forum at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday, October 19, starting at 1 p.m.

GOP Takes Aim at Cantwell’s Budget

Posted on 15 October 2014

Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell retained Republican Len Bernard as the town’s budget officer when he was elected in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the East Hampton Town Republican Committee from criticizing his proposed $71.5 million spending plan for the coming year.

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Guardrails To Be Discussed

Posted on 15 October 2014

When the Suffolk County Department of Public Works installed new guardrails along a stretch of Long Beach Road between North Haven and Noyac, there was a groundswell of criticism from residents who said the new rails both spoiled the view and could pose a safety hazard for bicyclists and pedestrians. A petition seeking their removal [...]

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Great Street Honored

Posted on 15 October 2014

Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, a member of the American Planning Association, the organization that named Sag Harbor’s Main Street one of the 10 “Great Streets in America” earlier this month, presented a proclamation to that effect to the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday.

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Paid Ambulance Job Nixed for Now

Posted on 15 October 2014

One of the few large spending increases proposed in this year’s bare-to-the-bones budget for Sag Harbor Village, was a line item to allocate $63,500 to hire an administrator to oversee the operations of the all-volunteer Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps and provide the village with a paid first responder.

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East End Supervisors Budget $200,000 for Wastewater Management Plans

Posted on 15 October 2014

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and her East Hampton counterpart, Larry Cantwell, have both advocated for improving water quality on Long Island, and in their proposed budgets for 2015, each has allotted $100,000 to wastewater management plans.

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Environmental Impact Study Ordered for Potential CVS in Bridgehampton

Posted on 15 October 2014

At the end of a three-hour meeting on Thursday afternoon, the Southampton Town Planning Board ruled that it would require an environmental impact study for CVS pharmacy that has been proposed for a busy intersection in Bridgehampton.

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MTA Budget Plan Skewered

Posted on 08 October 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. last week said he was vehemently opposed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposal to fund its $32 billion 2015-19 capital program with the MTA Payroll tax. If this plan were to be implemented it would essentially make the tax permanent because the payroll tax would be used to [...]