Archive | July, 2013

Southampton Town Explores Expanding Alternative Energy Rebate Programs

Posted on 30 July 2013

Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi believes it will take more than regulations and mandates to further the town’s efforts towards encouraging alternative energy sources, and once more he is looking toward incentives as the answer.

“Greener Southampton” Comes to Local Beaches

Posted on 30 July 2013

Since 2012, Southampton Town officials have stepped-up efforts to promote reusable shopping bags instead of single-use plastic bags, and increase their recycling rates. On Saturday July 20, the town’s Plastic Bag Education Task Force hosted a reusable tote bag giveaway at the three of the towns beaches — including Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack — [...]

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Tops $43 Million in First Half of 2013

Posted on 30 July 2013

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced this week the 2013 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first six months produced revenue of $43.87 million. A year ago $29.62 million was collected for the same period, or 48.1 percent more than last year. June revenues totaled $7.49 million. CPF revenues for [...]

In Wake of Ruling, Bishop & Schumer Call on FAA for More Airport Noise Abatement

Posted on 30 July 2013

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Tim Bishop urged the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) last week to move forward with all efforts that would curb helicopter noise along the South Shore of Long Island, over northern Nassau County and past the North Fork, now that a federal court has upheld the FAA’s authority to [...]

Southampton Hospital Earns Honors as One of the Nation’s “Most Wired” Healthcare Facilities

Posted on 30 July 2013

Southampton Hospital has again been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according to the results of Health Forum’s 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions about [...]

Southampton Town Awards Bid for Beach Renourishment Project

Posted on 29 July 2013

On the six-mile stretch of ocean beach between Water Mill and Sagaponack, a massive beach rebuild is slated to begin in the hopes of restoring the shoreline to its status of 30 years ago.

Local golf Pro Shoots Record Round With 61

Posted on 26 July 2013

    By Gavin Menu   Rob Corcoran invested in Trackman, a state-of-the-art golf radar, mostly to help his students improve their games. The 37 year-old pro from Florida, who spends summers teaching at the Poxabogue Golf Club in Sagaponack, had no idea what the technology would do for his own swing. “My ball striking [...]

From Finance to East End Farming

Posted on 26 July 2013

When Frank Trentacoste left his high powered job in finance to start Bhumi Farm this year, he wasn’t running away from anything. He liked finance, and the challenges that it dealt him over the course of his lucrative career. He wasn’t maxed out or exhausted or disillusioned. Rather, he was inspired by something new. No, Farmer Frank wasn’t running away from anything. He was running to something.
“I was ready for something different,” said Trentacoste as we walked between rows of flowering squash and leafy bok choy.
Instead of moving out to the East End and diving more deeply into his CSA membership at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, or getting an internship at a farm to learn the tricks of the trade, Frank decided to go all in.

No Fracking Way

Posted on 26 July 2013

By Karl Grossman   The fight over fracking has come to Long Island. Although there are no shale deposits here to exploit for gas by hydraulic fracturing ­known as fracking­the ocean off Long Island could be the site of a terminal that opponents charged at a recent public hearing is aimed at sending gas fracked [...]

A Quality Issue

Posted on 26 July 2013

New York is currently engaged in a heated debate over whether or not to allow upstate fracking. The procedure for removing natural gas from shale deposits has been cited as a major source of drinking water contamination in communities across the country where it is currently being used. There are major concerns that with New [...]