Category | Government

New FAA Classification for Helicopters Will Limit Restrictions in East Hampton

Posted on 12 March 2014

A new Federal Aviation Administration rule could spell trouble for East Hampton Town and its efforts to regulate helicopter traffic at the town airport, according to a press release issued on Monday by Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, the town board’s liaison to the airport.

Supervisors Talk Budget Constraints, Sharing Services & Deer at League of Women Voters Forum

Posted on 12 March 2014

Newly-elected East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell joined re-elected Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst at a League of Women Voters forum at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Monday to discuss plans to improve quality of life through cooperation and consolidation across town boundaries.

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Sag Harbor Takes a Closer Look at Outdoor Dining Regulations

Posted on 12 March 2014

Sag Harbor is a village known for its waterfront, quaint shops and vibrant restaurant scene. On warm summer evenings, when Main and Bay streets are teeming with pedestrians, the most coveted seats at local eateries are often the ones located outdoors.
The village board on Tuesday received a report from planner Michael Schiano of Inter-Science Research Associates in Southampton, with recommendations on how the village can maintain outdoor seating without it making sidewalks virtually impassable.

Suffolk County to Create Tick Advisory Committee

Posted on 11 March 2014

At its March 4 meeting, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by County Legislator Jay Schneiderman to create a tick control advisory committee. The committee will advise the county’s Division of Vector Control on developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses in the county. The committee will consist of 12 members, including [...]

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With No Quorum, Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee Meeting Rescheduled

Posted on 11 March 2014

With a room full of applicants, and an agenda three pages long that included many decisions, the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee had to cancel its meeting Monday night due to a lack of quorum. The committee will reconvene on Monday, March 17, at 5 p.m.

Sag Harbor Village Budget Increases Trimmed to 3-Percent

Posted on 11 March 2014

Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride announced during a budget work session on March 5 that he had trimmed a draft budget for 2014-15 from $8.84 million to $8.59 million.  If approved, the budget would increase spending by 3 percent. One of the biggest cuts was the removal of $109,915 originally added to the full-time personnel [...]

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Renovation of Historic Church Building Approved by Sag Harbor ARB

Posted on 07 March 2014

A renovation transforming the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church into a private residence, including a balcony and reflecting pool, was approved last Thursday night by the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board.

Sagaponack Offers to Share Bridge Renovation Costs

Posted on 05 March 2014

It might not look like much to most people, but the low-slung bridge across Sagg Pond that connects Sagaponack and Bridgehampton is apparently worth a lot to the Sagaponack Village Board.

On February 27, Sagaponack Mayor Donald Louchheim, accompanied by three village board members, told the Southampton Town Board the village would be willing to chip in up to $500,000 to renovate the span—provided the town abandoned plans, proposed by Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor, to redesign it meeting federal standards so the town could qualify for a matching grant of a similar amount.

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Treasurer Sues Bridgehampton Fire District for $40 Million in Federal Court

Posted on 05 March 2014

Attorneys for Charles Butler, the longtime treasurer and former secretary of the Bridgehampton Fire District, filed a federal lawsuit this week seeking up to $40 million in damages for what they say was a concerted effort by the district’s fire commissioners to punish him and damage his reputation over his objection to the sale of fire district property.

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Mum’s the Word on Status of North Haven Deer Cull

Posted on 05 March 2014

A veil of silence has fallen over North Haven, where village officials last month gave Mayor Jeffrey Sander the green light to negotiate a contract with a private firm to cull the deer herd.

Reached at home on Wednesday morning, Mr. Sander was decidedly tight-lipped.

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