Category | Government

Elected Officials To Pressure East Hampton Town on Ending Helicopter Crisis

Posted on 13 August 2014

It was a full house at the Noyac Civic Council’s August meeting on Tuesday, as residents from all over the East End perched on desks and hovered outside open doors to hear Congressman Tim Bishop and other elected officials address the ongoing issue of helicopter noise at the East Hampton Airport.

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Plastic Bag Ban Being Considered for East End

Posted on 13 August 2014

A regional ban on single-use plastic bags could be in the cards for the East End of Long Island.

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Expert Says Blue Green Algae in Georgica Pond Is Not a Serious Threat

Posted on 06 August 2014

The East Hampton Town Trustees closed Georgica Pond to fishing and crabbing on July 24, after routine water testing found there to be increased levels of blue-green algae.

Al Daniels Announces Retirement from North Haven Village

Posted on 06 August 2014

Al Daniels, long a fixture around North Haven Village Hall, recently informed the North Haven Village Board that he will be retiring from his post as building inspector in the fall.

Tick Control Committee Formed

Posted on 06 August 2014

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman has announced the creation of a tick control advisory committee, which will advise the county’s Division of Vector Control on developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses in Suffolk County.

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CPF Rebounds

Posted on 06 August 2014

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund, which collects a 2-percent tax for open space purchases from most real estate actions, saw its revenues rise by 4.3 percent for the first half of 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.

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North Fork Helicopter Panel

Posted on 06 August 2014

South Fork residents aren’t the only people complaining about helicopter noise. Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who represents the North Fork, and the Southold Town Board will discuss that very topic at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 11.

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Bishop, Thiele To Meet with Noyac Civic Council

Posted on 06 August 2014

The Noyac Civic Council has chosen a slightly larger venue than the Old Noyac Schoolhouse for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 12, when it welcomes U.S. Representative Tim Bishop and New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. to discuss helicopter noise.

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Southampton Town Helps Keep Farmers Farming

Posted on 06 August 2014

In one afternoon on the East End, you can visit rolling estates, beachfront shacks, or thousands of acres of working farms. Preserving that farmland has been no small feat, but thanks to the work of the Peconic Land Trust, Southampton Town has established a precedent that might make farming easier throughout the state.

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East Hampton Still At Odds Over Proposed Formula Business Legislation

Posted on 06 August 2014

East Hampton residents and town board members remain at odds over proposed legislation that would require formula or “chain” stores to acquire special permits.

The legislation was introduced in an effort to maintain the rural character of the town and would require a business franchise with more than 15 stores in the United States to apply for a special use permit.