Category | Government

Personnel Salaries Capped in 2014-15 Sag Harbor Village Budget

Posted on 25 March 2014

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees unveiled a tentative budget on March 19, highlighted by $91,040 in cuts made from a previous draft of the 2014-15 spending plan, primarily through the reduction of full-time salary increases across several departments.

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East Hampton Touts Bond Sale Success

Posted on 19 March 2014

Richard Tortora, president of Capital Markets Advisors LLC, the Town of East Hampton’s financial advisor, said this week that his firm was “delighted” to report that a bond offering made by the town on Monday attracted an extraordinary amount of investor interest. Eleven different banks and securities firms bid on the town’s $14.51 million in [...]

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues Up 54-Percent in February

Posted on 19 March 2014

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund produced $7.60 million in revenue for the five East End towns for February 2014, compared with $4.92 million in 2013, a 54.5-percent increase. In 2014, a total of $14.61 million has been raised so far, which is a [...]

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Southampton Town Pays Off Retirement Debt

Posted on 19 March 2014

The Southampton Town Board on March 11 unanimously adopted a resolution that authorized the payment of nearly $2.55 million of the town’s outstanding debt to the New York State pension system. In recent years, many municipalities have struggled to meet annual pension contributions required by the state Comptroller’s Office. In general, public pension funds, including [...]

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Senator LaValle Requests Nominations for “Woman of Distinction”

Posted on 19 March 2014

New York State Senator Ken P. LaValle is requesting nominations for a woman to be recognized as a New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” Residents of the 1st Senate District have been encouraged to nominate friends, spouses, coworkers and neighborhood leaders who have performed outstanding work on behalf of their communities. “This program provides [...]

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Congressman Bishop Seeks Medal of Honor for Haerter

Posted on 19 March 2014

It started last year as a grassroots effort to have Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter and his fellow marine, Corporal Jonathan Yale, posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal Honor for their heroism in Iraq in 2008.
But it received a significant boost when U.S. Representative Tim Bishop, speaking at the Sag Harbor American Legion on Sunday, announced that last week he had co-sponsored legislation with Congressman Robert Hurt of Virginia, who represents the Yale family, seeking a presidential review to determine whether two marines should receive the medal, the nation’s highest military honor.

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Hearing Set on Sag Harbor Waterfront Park

Posted on 18 March 2014

The Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee will hold a public hearing on a proposed waterfront park next to the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge. The hearing will be held during the board’s 5 p.m. monthly on April 14. The proposal, which dates back to the 1990s, is based on plans created by [...]

North Haven Tentative Budget Pierces Cap

Posted on 18 March 2014

Following two work sessions this week, the North Haven Village Board will hold a public hearing on its tentative 2014-15 budget when it meets on Tuesday, April 1.

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Adams to Weigh in on Sag Harbor Historic Preservation Regulations Next Monday

Posted on 17 March 2014

Julian Adams, the director of the Bureau of Community Preservation Services with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, will attend next Monday’s Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board meeting to discuss historic preservation regulations, and specifically materials that should be allowed for reconstruction or renovation projects in the [...]

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Noyac Civic Council Sets Sights on Sand Land

Posted on 12 March 2014

With concerns over groundwater protection becoming a hot-button issue across the region, Bob DeLuca, the president of the Group for the East End, on Tuesday urged members of the Noyac Civic Council to act locally—specifically about Sand Land, a sand mine and mulching operation run by Wainscott Sand and Gravel in Noyac.