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Airport Noise Committee Recommends Curfews, Limits and Banning The Loudest Choppers

Posted on 21 January 2015

If the East Hampton Airport Planning Committee’s noise subcommittee get its way, strict curfews, limits on weekly operations and a complete ban on the loudest helicopters could be in effect by Memorial Day of this year.

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O’Brien Defeats Cammann in Bridgehampton Fire Commissioner Race

Posted on 20 January 2015

In the re-vote for Bridgehampton fire commissioner, former Chief John O’Brien easily defeated paramedic Phil Cammann for the five-year term in voting on Tuesday.

Mr. O’Brien received 138 votes to Mr. Cammann’s 106 votes.

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Designing Architecture That Makes a Difference

Posted on 20 January 2015

As a form of artistic expression, architecture possesses the power to evoke strong emotion in those who live, work or visit a space. A beautifully designed building has the capacity to accomplish any number of goals — from enlightening and educating, to comforting and inspiring. But for architect Sharon Davis, architecture is most meaningful when it has the ability to change lives.

DEC Tactics Taken to Task

Posted on 20 January 2015

Attorney Daniel G Rodgers held a press conference on Monday at Southampton Town’s Shinnecock commercial fishing dock in Hampton Bays to call attention to what he says is the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s strong-armed tactics at dealing with violations by commercial fishermen.

LTV Director Asks Sag Harbor School Board to Reconsider Broadcast Limitations

Posted on 18 January 2015

In the wake of the Sag Harbor Board of Education’s decision last month to stop broadcasting the public comment portions of its meetings, LTV Executive Director Seth Redlus on Monday urged the board to reconsider its ruling, saying its liability concerns were unfounded.

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Sag Harbor School District Presents First Draft of $1.5 Million Support Services Budget

Posted on 16 January 2015

To start the Sag Harbor School District’s five-month budget season, Business Administrator Jennifer Buscemi presented the first draft of a nearly $1.5 million support services budget, which covers the board of education, central administration, legal services, public information services, and insurance components of the district’s overall budget.

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Developers Sue Sag Harbor Village Again

Posted on 14 January 2015

The relationship between two developers who want to build a condominium project on Sag Harbor’s waterfront, which seemed to be thawing in recent months, has plunged back into the deep freeze.

Michael Maidan and Emil Talel, the principals in East End Ventures, who have recently proposed a scaled back eight-unit condo project on their property at 1,3,5 Ferry Road, have reinstated a federal suit against the village.

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Mayor Questions Breakwater Yacht Club’s Lease

Posted on 14 January 2015

The future of the lease between the nonprofit Breakwater Yacht Club and Sag Harbor Village has been called into question by Mayor Brian Gilbride, who on Wednesday said he was concerned the village has not been generating enough revenue from the arrangement.

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Sag Harbor Village Closer to Bag Ban

Posted on 14 January 2015

Sag Harbor Village took a step toward adopting a ban on most plastic shopping bags, as East Hampton and Southampton towns did last month, when the village board closed a public hearing on the matter on Tuesday.

Three Southampton Town Board Members Renounce 2015 Salary Hikes

Posted on 14 January 2015

Three of the five members of the Southampton Town Board have rejected their 2015 wage increases, requesting instead that the dollar amount of their 3-percent raises be returned to town funds.

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