Category | Government

Solar Farm Pitched for East Hampton Airport

Posted on 19 February 2014

East Hampton Town will ask PSEG Long Island and the Long Island Power Authority to consider East Hampton Airport as the site for a 38-megawatt solar farm that, if approved, could generate more than $1 million a year in revenue for the town.

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Harbor Heights Officially Denied by Sag Harbor ZBA

Posted on 18 February 2014

The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals officially denied most of the variances needed for John Leonard to expand the Harbor Heights Service Station on Route 114 on Tuesday.

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Sag Harbor ZBA Tables Tutto il Giorno Request for More Seats

Posted on 18 February 2014

When the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals approved the addition of 21 seats at LT Burger this fall, exempting the restaurant from having to fulfill parking requirements in the village code tied to seating, members knew it would likely result in a glut of applications by other eateries.

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New York Legislators Call For Two-Year Delay on DEC Plan to Eradicate State’s Mute Swan Population

Posted on 17 February 2014

New York officials have introduced legislation that would impose a two-year delay on the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) plan to eradicate the state’s mute swan population by 2025.

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Southampton Board Members Offer Dueling Proposals to Rein in Political Influence

Posted on 12 February 2014

Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming’s effort to ban members of political committees from serving on the town’s advisory boards—an effort that had fallen short twice before but seemed close to finding majority support just last month—was derailed again this week.

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Sag Harbor’s Snowy Sidewalks Debated

Posted on 12 February 2014

So far in 2014, Sag Harbor has recorded 33 inches of snowfall, with much of the most recent precipitation frozen in icy mounds on village sidewalks and streets as temperatures have refused to budge above freezing since February 5.
For Nada Barry, owner of the Wharf Shop on Main Street and a decades-long fixture at Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees meetings, the constant snowfall is not her concern, but making sure sidewalks are kept clean in the traditionally pedestrian friendly village is.

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Thiele: Weather the Culprit in Low CPF Revenues in January

Posted on 11 February 2014

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. reported last month that the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) produced $7.01 million in revenues for the Peconic Bay region in January 2014, a sharp decrease from January 2013. According to Assemblyman Thiele, in January 2013, the five East End towns reported $11.3 million in CPF revenue from a [...]

Sag Harbor Village Hears Drainage Recommendations

Posted on 11 February 2014

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees was formally presented last Thursday with drainage solutions for four problem areas often flooded after heavy rains. The board fell short of endorsing any of the specific plans in the lengthy report, created by Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers at their request, with Trustee Robby Stein stating he believes addressing flooding issues in Sag Harbor Village will be a task that falls not only on the shoulders of local government, but also on individual homeowners.

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East Hampton Town and Village Pull Out of Farm Bureau Deer Cull

Posted on 05 February 2014

The controversial plan to thin the deer herd in East Hampton has been cancelled after officials of both the town and village said a lawsuit filed by opponents of the hunt had made it impractical to move forward — at least this year.

North Haven Village to Bring in Sharpshooters for Deer Cull

Posted on 05 February 2014

Twenty years ago, the simple topic of whether North Haven should allow deer hunting of any kind within the village limits would have brought a capacity crowd of often angry people with conflicting opinions to Village Hall.
On Tuesday, when the village board announced it would hire the wildlife management firm, White Buffalo Inc., to help cull the local deer herd and allow its hunters to use shotguns, where until now it has only allowed bow hunting, not a voice was raised in objection.