Category | Government

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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DEC Denies Sand Land Application To Expand

Posted on 08 April 2015

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, citing several major objections, last week rejected the expansion of the Sand Land mine and mulching facility in Noyac.

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Zeldin Finds His Footing in Washington

Posted on 08 April 2015

Three months after soundly defeating six-term incumbent Tim Bishop to return the 1st Congressional District to the Republican fold, Representative Lee Zeldin said this week he has been getting his feet wet by concentrating on making real progress on the issues confronting his constituents, while leaving the grand political maneuvering to others.

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North Haven Adopts $1.3 Million Budget

Posted on 08 April 2015

Taxes are expected to decline in North Haven, where the village board this week adopted a $1.35 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Noyac Civic Council Weigh In On Road Work Post Facto

Posted on 08 April 2015

After U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin addressed the Noyac Civic Council Monday on the issue of helicopter routes and ways to mitigate aircraft noise, Southampton Town’s director of transportation and public safety, Tom Neely tried to get feedback from residents on three different traffic control measures which were installed in front of Cromer’s Market last year.