Category | Government

County Officials Say Guardrail’s Here to Stay

Posted on 22 October 2014

Tension and frustration soared during a meeting on Tuesday night, when critics of a newly installed guardrail along Short Beach Road were told the galvanized steel structures wouldn’t be removed any time soon.

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East End Towns and Villages Pursue Regional Ban on Bags

Posted on 22 October 2014

After much discussion and gentle encouragement from local sustainability committees, the mayors and supervisors of several East End municipalities announced today they would pursue a coordinated effort to implement a regional ban on single-use plastic bags by Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

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East End Elected Officials Agree on Local Issues at LTV’s Second Village Green Meeting

Posted on 22 October 2014

East End elected officials offered a strong, united front, seemingly agreeing on each and every local and national issue that cropped up during a “village green” discussion hosted by LTV Studios in Wainscott on Friday, October 17.

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Bishop, Zeldin Offer Divergent Views at Debate

Posted on 21 October 2014

In what has become an almost daily occurrence in this year’s campaign, the two candidates for Congress in the 1st District, incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop and Republican challenger Lee Zeldin, offered up sharply differing views in a debate last Thursday, October 16.

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Bid for Archaeological Survey Stymied in Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 October 2014

In spite of the efforts of preservationists, it looks as though a dilapidated house at 11 Eastville Avenue will be demolished without an archaeological study.

Herr Wins Another Term

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Southampton Town Democratic Committee on October 7 unanimously reelected Gordon Herr as its chairman at its annual organizational meeting, held at the Southampton Publick House. The Democrats also elected Mackie Finnerty as first vice chair, Joy Flynn as second vice chair, George Lynch as treasurer, and Hank Beck as secretary. “I have an outstanding [...]

Krupski Backs Bishop

Posted on 15 October 2014

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, a Democrat who represents the North Fork, announced last week that he would endorse U.S. Representative Tim Bishop in his bid for a seventh term in Congress.

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Tick Committee Extended

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Suffolk County Legislature on October 7 at the request of Legislator Jay Schneiderman unanimously agreed to extend the Tick Control Advisory Committee until the 2016 annual Vector Control Plan is adopted by the legislature. The committee was created to advise the county’s Division of Vector Control on developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses in Suffolk County.

CCOM Holds Candidates Forum

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will hold their 44th annual “Meet the Candidates” forum at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday, October 19, starting at 1 p.m.

GOP Takes Aim at Cantwell’s Budget

Posted on 15 October 2014

Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell retained Republican Len Bernard as the town’s budget officer when he was elected in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the East Hampton Town Republican Committee from criticizing his proposed $71.5 million spending plan for the coming year.

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