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Town Working on Management Plan for Opening Mecox Bay Cut to Ocean

“This bay has not drained effectively for a very long time,” Harry Ludlow told the Southampton Town Trustees on Monday, December 2, when the board held a public hearing on a long-awaited draft management plan for Mecox Bay prepared by the town’s Department of Land Management.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

$2.57 Million in Grants Announced to Improve Sound

On Monday, federal and state environmental officials announced 36 grants totaling $2.57 million to local government and community groups aimed at improving the health and ecosystem of the Long Island Sound.

Southampton Town Prepares Ban on Plastic Straws, Polystyrene Containers

The proposal for a plastic straw and polystyrene ban, based on laws adopted in the villages of East Hampton and Patchogue, would prohibit any “food service establishment, mobile food commissary or store” from possessing, selling, or offering for use single-service articles.

Town Airs Proposal to Allow for Alternative Electricity Supplier

Creating a CCA here would allow the town’s consumers to band together to seek energy from renewable sources or at better rates from energy suppliers other the PSE&G. The alternative energy would be supplied over existing LIPA transmission lines.

Bid for Fence Stalls Permit Vote; Failing Septic Systems an Issue in 2 Wetlands...

There are things the board has no authority to require, commented Mr. Parker, “but there are things we cannot allow.”

Some Environmental Leaders Support Increased Capacity of South Fork Wind Farm

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees have announced it has increased its commitment to purchase offshore wine energy from the South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine wind farm proposed 30 miles east of Montauk.

Sag Harbor Hills Beach Access Suit Settled

Mile High Partners had alleged the Sag Harbor Hills Improvement Association erected a fence that improperly cut off its property’s beach access.

Corish Urges Village Board To Rethink Impound Lot Near Greenbelt

Twelve speakers pleaded with the board to reconsider its decision to put a 60-by-80 foot vehicle impound lot for the Sag Harbor Village Police Department on a 24-acre parcel it owns adjacent to the Long Pond Greenbelt.

Officials Say Energy Policies are Reason for Drop in Power Demand

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.

Friends of Havens Beach Plead For Clean-Up of Dredge Spoils

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.

Energy Aggregation Program Proposed To Give Town Leverage

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.”

‘Solarize East Hampton’ Campaign Extended

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 Enders Air Concerns About South Fork Wind Farm

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.

East Hampton Town Celebrates Near Completion of Solar Project

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.

Bats: Ditch the Stigma, Learn the Facts

For the past five years, Samantha Hoff has worked as a wildlife technician for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, studying one specific little animal: the bat.

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Town Weighs Moratorium as it Explores Bridgehampton Historic District

From the Topping Rose House, the 1910 Founders Monument and the 1842 Nathaniel Rogers house on the east to the Methodist Church and the 1825 Gurdon Corwith house on the west, more than a score of buildings and sites dating from the early 19th century to the early 20th century continue to define downtown Bridgehampton.

Town Official Details Recycling Programs for Noyac Civic Council

Noyac residents threw out question after question about trash and recycling on Tuesday to a Southampton Town official, who described the situation as overwhelming.