Category | Government

Zeldin Swamps Demos for GOP Nomination

Posted on 25 June 2014

State Senator Lee Zeldin of Shirley handily defeated George Demos in a Republican primary on Tuesday for the right to face Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop in November.

Tick-Borne Disease Task Force Makes Recommendations

Posted on 25 June 2014

A report issued last week by the Senate Majority Coalition Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases calls for the formation of a State Department of Health action plan in order to reduce the number of infections and increase detection, diagnosis and treatment. The task force was brought together in October to address the rising concerns about the spread of tick-borne diseases in New York State and included Senator Ken LaValle among its members.

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Proposed Beach Alcohol Ban Has East Hampton Town Boards at Odds

Posted on 24 June 2014

A proposed ban on alcohol at two beaches in Amagansett has the two elected branches of East Hampton Town’s government at odds.

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Trustees Want to Squeeze in More Parking Spaces

Posted on 18 June 2014

As summer approaches, parking spaces in Sag Harbor Village become about as esay to find as an affordable rental. Cars wait for spaces to open on Main Street, forcing traffic to back up for a block or more. Or they circle various municipal lots in a futile search for an opening, while traffic control officers, their chalk sticks and ticket books at the ready, wait.

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Libraries Receive Grants

Posted on 18 June 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. , the chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Libraries and Education Technology, announced this week that the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, the East Hampton Library, and the Montauk Library had received grants totaling $210,107.

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East Hampton To Vote on Fuel Fee

Posted on 18 June 2014

Peter Wadsworth gave a number-heavy presentation to the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday, June 17, on behalf of the airport finance sub-committee.

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Sag Harbor CAC Hosts Sustainability Co-Chairman

Posted on 18 June 2014

Members of the Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee on Friday were briefed on everything from the Sandy Hollow affordable housing complex to prospects for a townwide ban on plastic shopping bags.

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Plans for a Jefferson Street House Draw Fire

Posted on 18 June 2014

The architect for a Sag Harbor man who wants to build a new house on Jefferson Street told the Sag Harbor Zoning Board that the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review told him it did not like his proposal to place the house away from the street. As a result, new plans shifting the house to the front of the lot would require a number of variances.

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Tick Task Force Recommends State Action Plan

Posted on 18 June 2014

New York Senator Kenneth LaValle released the Senate Majority Coalition Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases report on Wednesday, June 18, calling for formation of a Department of Health State Action Plan in order to reduce the number of infections and increase detection, diagnosis and treatment.

Republican Primary Tuesday

Posted on 18 June 2014

Registered Republicans living in the 1st Congressional District will get the opportunity to pick a challenger for incumbent Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop in a primary on Tuesday.