Category | Government

Petition Calls on Sag Harbor Village to Stem the Tide of Development

Posted on 11 March 2015

By Stephen J. Kotz A petition drive launched by the civic organization, Save Sag Harbor, which decries over-development in the village and demands local government take steps to control it and protect the village’s historic character, has already been signed by more than 750 people, according to organizers. And they say they are heartened by [...]

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Security Fence Installed at Former Morpurgo Property

Posted on 11 March 2015

People driving down Union Street in Sag Harbor this week may have noticed a new addition to the crumbling Morpurgo House: a chain link fence with a padlock on the gate.

DEC Offers New Mute Swan Management Plan

Posted on 10 March 2015

  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation this week released a revised management plan for the state’s population of mute swans. When the DEC proposed a year ago to eradicate the birds from New York by, among other methods, destroying eggs in nests, there was a public outcry against it. The new plan [...]

Southampton Town Embarks on Outreach Campaign in Preparation for Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 10 March 2015

In preparation for the townwide implementation of a ban on single-use plastic bags by Earth Day, April 22, Southampton Town’s Sustainability Committee has embarked on an outreach campaign to alert local businesses about opportunities to participate in its “We Bag to Differ” public awareness program focused on reminding shoppers to bring their own bags. “Our [...]

East Hampton Airport Budget Committee Grounded By Disagreement

Posted on 04 March 2015

Just three days before proposed restrictions on flights at East Hampton Airport were scheduled to be the subject of a hearing, the town board’s Budget and Finance Advisory Committee announced it would be unable to provide the town with a report on the potential economic impact of the four proposed laws.

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North Haven Prepares for 4-Posters

Posted on 04 March 2015

As soon as the snow melts, several 4-poster stations will be installed around North Haven in an effort to tackle the tick problem, Mayor Jeff Sander announced this week.

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Army Corps Montauk Project Opposed

Posted on 03 March 2015

The Eastern Long Island Chapter the Surfrider Foundation has launched a petition drive on Change.org against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to bolster the beach at Montauk with geotextile bags and tubes 10.5 high and 35 feet wide and sand berms along some 3,100 feet of oceanfront. The project would require 100,000 cubic yards of sand, most of which would be trucked in from a quarry.

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East Hampton GOP to Hold Screenings

Posted on 03 March 2015

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee announced this week that it will hold screenings for the positions of highway superintendent, town justice, town assessor and town Trustee on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Amagansett.

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Harbor Heights Plan Crosses Finish Line

Posted on 02 March 2015

The long and controversial review of the Harbor Heights service station cleared its final hurdle this week as the Sag Harbor Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review signed off on it.

East End Ventures Before The Planning Board

Posted on 02 March 2015

East End Ventures, the development firm of Michael Maidan and Emil Talel, which has long proposed to redevelop property on the Sag Harbor waterfront behind the 7-Eleven convenience store with condominiums, came before the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday once again.