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Town Hits Back On ‘Truck Beach’ Legal Standing

In a salvo of court motions and letters to the State Supreme Court, the town’s attorneys, from the Albany law firm Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, argued that the restraining order issued in June had exceeded the orders of the State Appellate Division judges who ruled last February that the beach was owned outright by the adjacent property owners associations and should be vacated or modified.

CDC Backs COVID-19 Booster Shot Recommendation For All Adults

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s recommendation was announced Friday, November 19, just hours after the FDA and a vaccine advisory committee voted unanimously to expand Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine boosters to everyone 18 and older.

Sag Harbor Nets More Than $57,000 With Paid Parking Pilot Program

Sag Harbor Village’s experiment with paid parking on Long Wharf earlier this year netted the village $57,531, Trustee Aidan Corish reported to the Village Board last week.

Affordable Housing Projects Proceed, With Hurdles Ahead

Plans for an affordable housing development in northern Wainscott face some potentially costly hurdles because of environmental and infrastructure needs.

Wind Farm Cable Will Run Deeper Under Wainscott Beach, Ørsted Says

Representatives of Ørsted and Eversource, the companies that will be constructing the South Fork Wind farm off Montauk, told local residents this week that the final designs for the installation call for the electrical cable to be buried far deeper below the Wainscott beach where it will emerge from the ocean than originally planned, and will require fewer of the large underground “vaults” than early designs showed.

Express Sessions Panelists Tackle Waterfront Code Update

The Express Sessions panel and discussion included Mayor Jim Larocca, Trustee Bob Plumb, village attorney Elizabeth Vail, Sag Harbor Partnership co-chairwoman and former Village Zoning Board member Susan Mead, and Sag Harbor Inn owner Nathiel Egosi.

Questions Raised Over Sag Harbor Waterfront Zoning Proposal

A handful of speakers offered suggestions at a Sag Harbor Village Board meeting on Tuesday, November 9, on how to tweak the proposed Waterfront Overlay District that the board has been considering for much of the past year.

Harbor Committee Once Again Resists Push for a New Bulkhead

Battle lines over the problems of shoreline armoring hardened last week when the attorney for a shorefront property owner faced off for a second time with the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee over his plan to rebuild and extend a bulkhead on Sag Harbor Cove.

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Wind Farm Construction Info In Virtual Session

The wind farm developer Ørsted will hold an informational “open house” on Zoom on Monday, November 15, at which officials from the company will lay out the timeline for the on-shore construction phases and answer questions from participants.

Attorney For Amagansett Homeowners Seeks To Have Truck Beach Trespassing Charges Moved From Justice...

The attorney representing a group of Amagansett oceanfront property owners along what is commonly known as “Truck Beach” has asked a State Supreme Court judge to remove from East Hampton Town Justice Court 14 trespassing summonses issued last month to a group of fishermen and hear the charges in his courtroom instead.

Sag Harbor Village Board Explains Changes To Waterfront Zoning Proposals

The Sag Harbor Village Board spent the better part of a nearly hourlong work session on October 27 trying to clear up misconceptions and concerns about the village’s proposed waterfront overlay district.

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Q&A: Falkowski Says State Is Behind In Creating A Cannabis Industry And Scrambling To Catch Up

Turnpike Cell Tower Begins Town Planning Process

A wireless communications facility, replete with a 153-foot “stealth tree monopole,” and the associated fenced equipment compound has been proposed by Verizon on land owned by Sag Harbor Village.

Express Sessions: The Battle For The Beach

On October 28, the Express News Group held a virtual Express Sessions forum on the topic, with a panel of local and state officials, beach access advocates and representatives of private homeowners who have challenged some claims of access rights in court and fishermen who say access must be allowed regardless of who “owns” the beach.

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