Category | Government

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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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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