With a membership of more than 250 families and Hebrew school enrollment topping 50 students, Temple Adas Israel is bursting at the seams.
The demand in Southampton Town for electricity from the PSEG Long Island grid fell nearly 29 percent from 2010 to 2017 in spite of the energy needs of 1,000 to 1,500 new, often large houses built during that period.
Three speakers from Friends of Havens Beach gently prodded the Sag Harbor Village Board at its monthly meeting Tuesday to deal with continuing problems at the beach including black sediment, large rocks, and detritus including burned wood and corroded iron on the beach.
The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday agreed to seek public comment on a proposal to establish a “community choice aggregation energy” or CCA program, which would allow the town to “determine the default supplier of electricity and natural gas on behalf of eligible consumers.”
The Town of East Hampton will continue the Solarize East Hampton campaign beyond the original October 31 sign-up deadline, due to continued strong interest from residents, according to a press release issued last week.
East Hampton Town budget director Len Bernard said the preliminary budget would increase spending and the projected tax rate “microscopically.”
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a forum on a North Shore helicopter route into airports on the East End on Wednesday, November 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverhead Middle School on Harrison Avenue in Riverhead.
The potential for “industrialization” of the ocean by wind farm developers was among the worries aired Monday night when about 150 people packed the Amagansett American Legion Hall for a meeting hosted by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Members of Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review have, at one point or another, referred to historic windows as the “soul” or the “eyes” of a house, and say they have gone to great lengths to work with homeowners and builders to preserve original windows as much as possible.
The Southampton Town Board last week further refined its evolving proposal to expand the inventory of affordable accessory apartments in existing houses, agreeing during a long discussion at its October 25 work session to limit the proposal’s greatest impact to the less densely developed parts of town.
Supporters of the non-profit Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center erupted in cheers Tuesday night in Southampton Town Hall when the town board voted unanimously to spend $4 million in Community Preservation Funds (CPF) to buy a historic preservation easement and a restrictive use easement from the SagCinemaLLC.
Hoping it will lead to the creation of more affordable apartments in the town, the Southampton Town Board last week further tweaked draft legislation that would reduce the minimum lot size required for homeowners who want to put an accessory apartment in their homes from three-quarters of an acre to one-half acre.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on plans by Deepwater Wind to develop the South Fork Wind Farm roughly 30 miles off the coast of Montauk.
The Town of Southampton will hold a drawing for a new housing lottery of 15 affordable homes at Southampton Pointe on Village Green Drive off County Road 39 in Southampton on Thursday, October 25, at 3 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall.
The first ground-based, large-scale solar panel array on the South Fork won’t be up and running for another month or so but the East Hampton Town Board held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Monday, October 22 to celebrate its near completion.