Category | Government

MTA Budget Plan Skewered

Posted on 08 October 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. last week said he was vehemently opposed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposal to fund its $32 billion 2015-19 capital program with the MTA Payroll tax. If this plan were to be implemented it would essentially make the tax permanent because the payroll tax would be used to [...]

Eastville Demolition Expected to Make Waves at Thursday’s Sag Harbor ARB Meeting

Posted on 08 October 2014

An application to build a new house at 11 Eastville Avenue that was approved by the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review late last month remains controversial. Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director of the Eastville Community Historical Society, said representatives from her organization planned to attend the ARB’s meeting on Thursday, October [...]

Bishop & Zeldin to Face Off in League of Women Voters Debate Next Week

Posted on 08 October 2014

Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop will face off with his Republican challenger, Lee Zeldin, in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons next Thursday, October 16, at Westhampton Beach High School. The debate, which starts at 7 p.m., will consist of the candidates making timed opening and closing statements and [...]

North Haven Village Explores Future of 4-Poster Program to Fight Ticks

Posted on 08 October 2014

A week into the open of deer season for bow hunters, the North Haven Village Board passed a resolution at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting adopting a local law that would require that those bow hunting in North Haven to acquire a special village-issued permit.

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Plans for Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor Move Forward

Posted on 08 October 2014

After the discussion was reopened last year, a plan to develop a waterfront park under the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge is moving forward.

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East Hampton Plans to Ban Plastic Bags By Earth Day

Posted on 08 October 2014

While banning plastic bags may not be the lynchpin in solving the world’s environmental crisis, according to East Hampton Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby it is at least a step in the right direction.

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East End Towns Budget Money for South Fork Behavioral Health Initiative

Posted on 08 October 2014

Supervisors in both East Hampton and Southampton kept to their words this week when they put $25,000 aside in their tentative budgets to go towards improving mental healthcare in South Fork school districts.

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Cantwell & thieve Call for Repaving of Amagansett Overnight

Posted on 07 October 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell this week joined forces to ask the New York State Department of Transportation to proceed with its original plan to repave Route 27 in the Amagansett shopping district at night. With the DOT set to start on the project, it [...]

Osiecki Honored for Heroism

Posted on 07 October 2014

A year-and-a-half after the night she swam into Napeague Harbor to rescue a drowning woman, Sag Harbor’s own Katie Osiecki received a proclamation on Thursday from the State of New York and the Town of East Hampton recognizing her heroism. Ms. Osiecki was one of 20 to receive a Carnegie Medal this year. The award [...]

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CPF Continues to Post Increases

Posted on 05 October 2014

Community Preservation Fund proceeds for August were up sharply from the same period a year ago, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele announced in a press release. Total revenue in the five East End towns for August was $8.44 million, a better than 40-percent jump from the $5.86 million collected during the same period [...]