Category | Government

Speaking for Mute Swans

Posted on 02 July 2014

Both houses of the New York State Legislature passed a bill last week that would require the New York State Department of Conservation to try non-lethal management techniques in any management plan aimed at controlling the population of mute swans.

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Legislator Aims at Gas Prices

Posted on 02 July 2014

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman announced this week that he would ask the legislature to take action to prevent gas stations from posting low cash prices for gas while charging sharply higher amounts for those who use credit cards. In some cases, the difference is more than a dollar a gallon, Mr. Schneiderman stated in a press release.

Thomas J. Schiavoni Sworn in as Newest North Haven Village Trustee

Posted on 02 July 2014

“Thirteen Schiavonis and one Sander,” North Haven Mayor Jeff Sander joked on Tuesday, July 1, as more and more family members entered the North Haven Village Hall to watch Thomas J. Schiavoni be sworn in as the newest village trustee by wife, Andrea Schiavoni, who just happens to be a Southampton Town and Sag Harbor Village justice.

Helicopter Flight Rules Extended

Posted on 29 June 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration last week renewed for another two years a rule requiring helicopters using East Hampton Airport to fly over Long Island Sound on their way to and from New York. The required flight route was put in place to reduce noise complaints from Long Island residents living under helicopter flght paths. “Luckily [...]

Call for Medal of Honor for Haerter

Posted on 27 June 2014

An op-ed piece in a recent issue of Marine Corps Times, has renewed the call for the Congressional Medal of Honor to be awarded to Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter of Sag Harbor and Cpl. Jonathan Yale of Virginia, who were killed defending their base from a truck laden with explosives in Ramadi, Iraq, on April 22, 2008.

CPF Up 5 Percent for Year

Posted on 25 June 2014

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund has raised $28.26 million for the first five months of the year, a 5 percent increase over the same period last year when it collected $36.38 million, according to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.

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Fuel Fee Hiked

Posted on 25 June 2014

After presentations, public hearings and pleas, the East Hampton Town Board voted on Thursday, June 19, to double the fuel fee at the East Hampton Airport, effective July 1.

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Sag Harbor Traffic Calming at Standstill

Posted on 25 June 2014

Plans for a series of traffic calming measures in Sag Harbor Village remained stalled, with the Village Board on Tuesday, again declining to give the green light for a pilot project proposed by two civic organizations, Save Sag Harbor and Serve Sag Harbor.

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Petition Says Guardrail’s Gotta Go

Posted on 25 June 2014

Sagaponack has its bridge, East Hampton its utility poles, and now Bay Point has its guardrails.

Just as residents of Sagaponack have opposed plans to upgrade the old bridge over Sagg Pond and East Hampton residents are up in arms over PSEG’s replacement of utility poles with much larger ones, so too are some residents who say they want the Suffolk County Department of Public Works to remove new guardrails that were installed just two weeks ago along a stretch of Short Beach and Long Beach roads near Bay Point.

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CVS Still Giving Bridgehampton CAC Agita

Posted on 25 June 2014

The Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee continues to shadow box with a plan—not yet filed—to build a CVS pharmacy at Bridgehampton’s busiest and most problematic intersection.

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