Archive | November, 2011

Thiele Looks to Create Standards to Alter School District Boundaries

Posted on 23 November 2011

The New York State Assembly is considering legislation that would change the standards required for petitions to alter school district boundaries. According to Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., who introduced the legislation, under the current law there are no standards in place for such a petition, which means school districts can summarily reject them regardless [...]

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Sagaponack Will Not Fight Petrello Case

Posted on 23 November 2011

In response to a lawsuit filed against the Village of Sagaponack in September regarding its Coastal Erosion Hazard Law (CEH), Village Attorney Anthony Tohill has advised village trustees not to fight the case. It is now in the hands of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), which was also targeted in the [...]

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Thiele Supports Millionaire Tax

Posted on 23 November 2011

In a press release issued last week, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. said that he supports the extension of the “so-called” Millionaire Tax, one of the most hotly debated issues in the 2012 state budget discussion. The proposal would extend for another year the existing tax rate on those earning more than [...]

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Sag Harbor Planning Board Embraces Frozen Yogurt Shop Proposal

Posted on 23 November 2011

Danny Cheng’s hopes to open a frozen yogurt shop in Sag Harbor appears to have the support of the village’s planning board, although they advised Cheng they will not be able to formally approve his project until he jumps a few more hurdles. On Tuesday, November 22 Cheng came back to the planning board for [...]

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Wilkinson Apparent Winner in East Hampton; Bender Concedes in Southampton

Posted on 23 November 2011

By Kathryn G. Menu and Claire Walla The unofficial results are in: Bill Wilkinson, current supervisor of the Town of East Hampton, has nudged his way passed opponent Zachary Cohen, defeating the Democratic challenger by a paper-thin margin, according to lawyers for the East Hampton Town Republican Committee. “Considering the number of absentee ballots the [...]

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SouthamptonTown Reexamines Sand Land

Posted on 22 November 2011

By Claire Walla There is a 50-acre sand pit on Millstone Lane in Bridgehampton that does more than process sand. There are also mulching and composting activities at the site, which residents in the area say are loud and smell badly—and are not legally part of what that facility is zoned to do. The owners [...]

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MTA Hopes to Implement Some of SEEDS Study Before 2015

Posted on 22 November 2011

By Claire Wall Do you remember when you could see a flicker of light at the end of the Long Island Rail Road tunnel? Well, according to those integrally linked to the future of transportation here on the East End, it may be faint, but it’s still there. It’s been 10 years since local transportation [...]

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Program for Teens Affected by Drinking Emerges on East End

Posted on 22 November 2011

By Claire Walla For those who struggle with issues related to alcohol addiction, there’s Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and for those affected by people who struggle with alcohol addiction, there’s Al-anon. But what about those for whom others’ excessive drinking is also linked to peer pressure and the struggle to fit in? Those for whom a sense of [...]

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Piece of History

Posted on 22 November 2011

by Michael Heller On Wednesday, November 16, Sag Harbor received a special piece of American history when a small section of steel from the World Trade Center was brought to its new home at the Sag Harbor Fire Department headquarters building on Brick Kiln Road. The triangular-shaped artifact, which measures roughly 30 inches by 12 [...]

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Town Board Approves $80.3 Million 2012 Budget

Posted on 22 November 2011

By Claire Walla Last week, the town of Southampton unanimously approved a 2012 Adopted Budget that would represent a tax levy of approximately $63.8 million. According to the supervisor’s office, the exact calculation for what next year’s spending cost would be is still being tallied. While this budget will be less than Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst’s [...]

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