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$40 Million in Additional State Funding Offered for Local Road Projects

Posted on 14 April 2014

New York State will provide $40 million in funding to local governments for highway and bridge repairs following this harsh winter, according to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. The funding was passed as a part of the 2014-15 budget and is a special, one-time allocation being made in addition to $438 million in existing state [...]

Sunday Accident in East Hampton Results in Non Life Threatening Injuries

Posted on 14 April 2014

At 2:42 p.m. on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 the East Hampton Fire Department was called to Montauk Highway in the area in front of the Red Horse Market to assist the East Hampton Village Police at the scene of a single-car motor vehicle accident after an elderly man traveling eastbound fell asleep at the wheel [...]

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Katy’s Courage 5K Raises $50,000 for Research, Scholarship, Education

Posted on 13 April 2014

Katy’s Courage, the non-profit dedicated to education, counseling and pediatric cancer research, hosted its fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5K on April 5. More than 1,200 participants, along with babies in strollers pushed by parents and dogs of all shapes and sizes, ran, jogged or walked to the finish line to help raise funds as well [...]

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Southampton School District Voters Approve Parrish Art Museum Funding

Posted on 13 April 2014

Voters in the Southampton School District on April 9 approved a proposition to help fund the Parrish Art Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions. The measure will provide $326,509 in funding—the same amount of money the museum has requested since 2009. The funding accounts for 7 percent of the museum’s annual operating budget. A total of [...]

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Sag Harbor Likely to Move Forward with Traffic Calming This Spring

Posted on 09 April 2014

Sag Harbor officials appear ready to move forward with a pilot program to calm traffic at key intersections throughout the village.

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Gregor Offers Noyac Road Update to Civic Council

Posted on 09 April 2014

Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor on Tuesday said he was optimistic a long awaited construction project on Noyac Road at Cromer’s Market should be completed by the end of June.

Speaking to the Noyac Civic Council, Mr. Gregor said PSEG Long Island had finished moving electric lines serving the area to new poles and that he was waiting for Cablevision and Verizon to move their lines. Verizon crews will then be in charge of removing the old utility poles before DeLalio Construction begins to work on the road itself.

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Committee Recommends Scaled Down Parking Lot Option for Pierson

Posted on 09 April 2014

After hearing input from concerned residents Tuesday, members of the Sag Harbor School District’s Educational Facilities Planning Committee decided to recommend the third and smallest of three options for a new parking plan at Pierson Middle-High School to the school board.

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Sag Harbor Mayor Criticized for Lack of Capital Spending Plan

Posted on 09 April 2014

Former Sag Harbor Mayor Pierce Hance was ready with the questions when the village board held a public hearing on April 2 on Mayor Brian Gilbride’s proposed $8.5 million budget.

Mr. Hance, who is a financial analyst, said the mayor’s failure to have a capital plan in place would have dire consequences as the village is required down the road to undertake dock and bulkhead repairs, drainage projects and even replace fire trucks.

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Thousands Bring Light to Cloudy Day at Katy’s Courage 5K

Posted on 09 April 2014

Nina Landi, the race director for Saturday’s fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5K race, had tears in her eyes as hundreds of Sag Harbor residents, East Enders and others took off running along the waterfront in memory of one beloved little local, Katy Stewart, who in 2010 succumbed to a rare pediatric cancer when she was 12 years old.

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The State of Our Bays in 2014

Posted on 09 April 2014

Water quality is an issue that has long been on the radar screens of environmentalists and scientists on the East End. But in recent years, even average citizens couldn’t fail to notice the degradation of local waterways through an increasing number of algal bloom events.