Category | Government

Express Plan To Rent Space to Real Estate Firm Draws Critics

Posted on 16 July 2014

A plan for Sotheby’s Real Estate to move into the former offices of The Sag Harbor Express, pitched on Tuesday as a simple change of tenants to the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals, was instead painted by its opponents as an attempt to flout the village’s effort to preserve Main Street as a viable shopping district.

Harbor Committee Stand Off Continues

Posted on 16 July 2014

The battle of wills between the Sag Harbor Harbor Committee and the Village Board of Trustees continued this week, with the board yet to announce its appointments to the committee and the committee’s chairman firing broadsides at how the village manages waterfront.

Sag Harbor to Weigh Moratorium

Posted on 16 July 2014

The Sag Harbor Village Board will be asked to consider a moratorium on most developments requiring setback relief from wetlands, pending a revision of its wetlands law.

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Taking It to the Streets

Posted on 16 July 2014

Members of Save Bridgehampton Main Street, an organization that was founded in large measure to fight the possibility of a CVS Pharmacy moving to the hamlet will gather again at 10 .m. on Saturday, July 19, to protest the possible development.

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The 411 on 631

Posted on 16 July 2014

Just 15 years ago when the 631 area code was introduced to Suffolk County, replacing 516, which used to serve both Suffolk and Nassau counties, it seemed there would be more than enough telephone numbers to go around. But with the explosion in the use of cellphones and other telecommunications, it appears that will not [...]

Sunday Bus Ridership on the Rise

Posted on 16 July 2014

The number of people riding the bus on Sundays in Suffolk County has more than tripled since the service was expanded more than six months ago, according to a press release from the office of County Legislator Jay Schneiderman.

Jefferson Street Proposal Withdrawn

Posted on 16 July 2014

A proposal for a house on Jefferson Street brought the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals and the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review together for a rare joint meeting on Tuesday night.

Bracing for Railroad Strike

Posted on 16 July 2014

With just a few days left before a potentially crippling strike, East End officials are calling on Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reach an agreement.

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Gas Plant Site Report Catches Village by Surprise

Posted on 09 July 2014

A report outlining how the former site of a manufactured gas plant in Sag Harbor should be managed, released in February, apparently slipped past village officials, who said this week they were unaware that it had been issued.

Funds Dredged Up for South Ferry

Posted on 09 July 2014

The Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously to approve funding for dredging of the South Ferry channel between North Haven and Shelter Island when it met last month in Riverhead. But now the question is whether the work will be completed this year.