Category | Government

Attorney Says Morpurgo Mortgage Holder Will Work with Village to Secure Property

Posted on 11 February 2015

Tearing down or even securing the crumbling Morpurgo house at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor may not be as easy as it at first might have appeared.

Southampton Looks At Term Limits for All Advisory Boards

Posted on 10 February 2015

The Southampton Town Board wants to establish term limits for all appointed advisory boards, with the hope that it will inject some new blood into the system.

Top Rating Affirmed for Southampton Town

Posted on 04 February 2015

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services last week reaffirmed the AAA rating issued to Southampton Town last year. The financial rating service said the town benefitted from a strong economy as well as strong management, budgetary flexibility, liquidity, debt profiles and other institutional frameworks.

CPF Breaks Revenue Record

Posted on 04 February 2015

Total revenue for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund totaled $107.69 million in 2014, the highest annual total since the fund was established in 1999 to protect land from development, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week.

Neighbors Raise a Noisy Stink over Harbor Market & Kitchen Construction

Posted on 04 February 2015

Excitement over the arrival of the new Harbor Market & Kitchen, which is slated to replace a longtime Sag Harbor staple, Espresso’s Market, at the corner of Division and Henry streets, has turned to dread for some neighbors.

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East Hampton Town Board Considers Curfews, Limits, Bans to Control Airport Noise

Posted on 04 February 2015

People who have been complaining about noise from East Hampton Airport seemed elated on Wednesday morning when the East Hampton Town Board suggested a year-round curfew for the airport as well as other steps to limit noisy operations, including banning all helicopters on weekends during the summer season.

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Aviation Enthusiasts, Charter Companies File Two Complaints

Posted on 04 February 2015

Just days before the East Hampton Board was scheduled to discuss draft legislation to impose for the first time restrictions at East Hampton Airport in an attempt to reduce noise complaints, an organization of aviation advocates and business owners has taken two legal steps it says are aimed at preserving equal access to the airport.

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Friends of the East Hampton Airport File Two Complaints

Posted on 29 January 2015

Just days before the East Hampton Board is scheduled to hear the results of the third and final phase of the airport noise study, the Friends of the East Hampton Airport Coalition filed two targeted legal complaints in order to “protect safety and equal access to the airport.”

East Hampton Requests Proposals for New, Improved Town Hall Campus

Posted on 28 January 2015

The East Hampton Town Board took a step toward providing better public access to its facilities when it issued a request for proposals to reconstruct and reorganize the Town Hall campus.

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First Draft of Village Wetlands Law Ready

Posted on 28 January 2015

If everything goes smoothly, the Sag Harbor Village Board could be ready as early as March 10 to hold a public hearing on a new wetlands law. And assuming the board was prepared to adopt it that day, it would not have to extend a six-month moratorium on applications for wetlands permits that it adopted in September.