Archive | August, 2013

East Hampton Dems Release Platform

Posted on 28 August 2013

By Ellen Frankman In the face of approaching November elections, the Democratic Party candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and Town Board put forth a comprehensive issues statement earlier this week. In it, the Dems outline the challenges and goals their party candidates hope to address in the coming year. “We wanted to begin this [...]

New York State DEC Makes Changes to Canada Goose Hunting Season

Posted on 27 August 2013

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday several significant changes to September Canada goose hunting seasons throughout the state. The season dates are similar to past years, but higher bag limits and other special measures will be allowed this year because local-nesting Canada goose populations remain too high in [...]

STAR Registration Platform For Homeowners Available Online

Posted on 27 August 2013

Earlier this month, the New York State Tax Department unveiled a secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption. The system will facilitate Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2013-14 Budget initiative to save New York taxpayers millions by eliminating inappropriate STAR property tax exemptions. The STAR Program provides 2.6 [...]

Over 30 Protesters Picket at the East Hampton Airport Friday

Posted on 27 August 2013

The Quiet Skies Coalition (QSC), an organization dedicated to addressing quality of life issues stemming from the East Hampton Airport, conducted a demonstration at the East Hampton Airport on Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott last Friday evening. The event drew more than 30 residents and QSC members from Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Springs, Wainscott and Noyac.

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Burglaries Continue in Sag Harbor Village

Posted on 27 August 2013

Burglaries continue to plague Sag Harbor residents with four new reports logged with village police this week. According to Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeffrey Proctor, new reports of burglaries are linked to previous cases in and around the village this summer. On Wednesday, August 21 village police assisted Southampton Town Police with an investigation [...]

Bay Street Theatre Announces $300,000 Challenge Grant

Posted on 27 August 2013

Bay Street Theatre announced Friday that an anonymous donor has promised a gift of $300,000 to launch a matching funds campaign. The gift was in response to Bay Street’s formal announcement that Scott Schwartz will be the theater’s new artistic director for the 2014 season. “We couldn’t be more grateful for such a generous gift,” [...]

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers Offers $5,000 Reward for Tips Leading to Arrest in Luxury Car Thefts

Posted on 27 August 2013

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers has offered a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest related in a string of luxury car thefts on the South Fork this summer. At the same time, police are advising residents and visitors alike to be cautious and alert while they attempt to track down the individual or [...]

East End Restaurants Give “Back to the Bays”

Posted on 27 August 2013

Recognizing the importance of the marine environment to the local economy, several East End restaurants have signed on to contribute to the “Back to the Bays” Campaign, which benefits Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Program. Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, the Lobster Grille in Southampton, Canal Café in Hampton Bays, and Dockers Waterside [...]

Sag Harbor ARB Pauses on Main Street Skylights

Posted on 26 August 2013

Proposed changes to 7 Main Street, also known as the Provisions building owned by the corporation Sag Harbor Pooh, LLC, earned favorable reviews from the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) Monday night save for one issue — skylights.

Giving Back with Supplies for Success

Posted on 23 August 2013

Freshly sharpened pencils, spiral notebooks with 500 untouched pages, brightly colored crayons neatly nestled in a brand new box. These are the types of first-day-of-school necessities that many people take for granted. But for too many kids on the East End, the first day of school begins a long game of catch-up on an unlevel playing field.