Category | Government

Regional Ban on Plastic Bags Could Be in Place by Earth Day

Posted on 01 October 2014

The days of deciding between paper and plastic may be dwindling here on the East End, as local municipalities make plans to join together to enforce a regional ban on single-use plastic bags.

Tags: , , , , , ,

East Hampton Town Supervisor Proposes $71.5 Million Budget

Posted on 01 October 2014

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell presented his proposed $71.5 million budget for the town in 2015 last week.

On Thursday, September 25, Mr. Cantwell released his tentative budget, which calls for a $1,490,349 increase in spending over this year. The proposed budget is $204,051 below the state-mandated 2-percent tax levy cap.

Tags: , , ,

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Proposes $88.5 Million Budget for Southampton

Posted on 01 October 2014

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst presented Southampton Town’s $88.5 million proposed operating budget for 2015 on Tuesday, September 30.

Tags: , , ,

National Register Nomination

Posted on 25 September 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. this week announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island and 21 other properties, resources and districts to the state and National Registers of Historic Places.

Tags: , ,

Wind Partnership Announced

Posted on 25 September 2014

The offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind announced on Wednesday it will join with Stony Brook University to launch a research initiative on the renewable energy source.

Tags: , ,

Bagging Plastic

Posted on 25 September 2014

The Southampton Town Board will schedule a public hearing on a proposed plastic bag ban during the first week of December, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst announced at a Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Monday.

Tags: , , , ,

Fight to Stop CVS Rages on in Bridgehampton

Posted on 24 September 2014

Although contractors began clearing the proposed site for a CVS Pharmacy in Bridgehampton last week, Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee members donning anti-CVS pins on Monday seemed encouraged by the possibility an alternate site could be found for the store.

Tags: , , , ,

Thiele, LaValle Go After PCP on Utility Poles

Posted on 24 September 2014

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth LaValle have introduced legislation that would prohibit the future use of utility poles treated with pentachlorophenol (PCP) and calls for the posting of warnings to inform people about the dangers of contact with PCP on existing poles.

Tags: , , ,

Solar Developer Chosen

Posted on 24 September 2014

The East Hampton Town Board on Thursday, September 18, authorized options for the lease of three town properties for solar array development to a California-based company. SunEdison, which has offices all over the world, responded to the town’s request for proposals to lease town-owned land for renewable energy facilities.

Tags: , , , , ,

Taking Aim at Airport Noise

Posted on 24 September 2014

The East Hampton Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday, September 18, to put in regulations at East Hampton Airport in order to curtail an ongoing and increasing noise problem.

Tags: , ,