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Montauk Lighthouse Protection Project Get Underway

The project will reconstruct the 1,300-foot revetment and will add hundreds of tons of new boulders — some weighing as much as 15 tons each — to the seawall that protects the 225-year-old lighthouse.

State Court Overturns Sand Land’s Mining Permit

In a decision that could mean the closure of the Sand Land sand mine in Noyac, a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court has overturned the mining permit issued two years ago by the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Commuter Connection Will Return, Montauk Hopper Probably Not

Local officials say they expect the South Fork Commuter Connection shuttle trains to begin running along the South Fork again in the fall, but a popular shuttle bus route in Montauk that has operated in recent summers is unlikely to roll again, at least not this summer.

Most of Office District To Be Excluded From Sag Harbor Rezoning Effort

Speaking at a board work session on Wednesday, May 26, Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said the committee overseeing the zone change had recommended that most of the property zoned Office District will be removed from a proposed Waterfront Overlay District and a related measure that would have expanded the number of permitted retail uses in that district will be dropped altogether.

Costly FOIL Follows Dispute Between Neighbors In Sag Harbor

But in Sag Harbor Village, an unusually broad request made on March 2 for information about property owned by Dominic LaPierre and Laura Auerbach, at 200 Madison Street, has cost the village an estimated $15,000 in fees for attorneys and office staff.

Nearly $400,000 In Hand For Sag Harbor’s Steinbeck Park

Members of the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Sag Harbor Village Board gathered Monday morning at John Steinbeck Waterfront Park to celebrate a milestone: The raising of approximately $400,000 toward the estimated $4 million cost of turning the acre-plus waterfront park into a jewel of the village waterfront.

North Haven Hears Outpouring Against Easing Clearing Code

North Haven Village’s bid to ease its clearing code to make it simpler, improve compliance and eliminate unfairness drew more passionate opposition when the Village Board continued its public hearing on the plan at its monthly Zoom meeting on May 18.

Shinnecock And Supporters Urge Town To Preserve Key Sugar Loaf Parcel

Members of the Shinnecock Nation and their friends and supporters gathered outside Southampton Town Hall Tuesday evening, May 25, singing songs, and listening to impromptu speeches calling for the Town Board to preserve a key parcel and ancient burial ground on the top of Sugar Loaf Hill in Shinnecock Hills.

Bay Street Theater Says It May Have No Choice But To Move Out Of...

Bay Street executive director Tracy Mitchell said on Monday that the theater is in talks to possibly buy the Southampton United Artists Theater on Hill Street and is considering other options as well, including the Country Gardens Agway property in Bridgehampton.

Larocca Says He Would Shelve Waterfront Overlay Plan If Elected

Sag Harbor Village Trustee Jim Larocca made the struggle over rezoning the village’s waterfront a cornerstone of his campaign to unseat Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy this week, saying that if he wins next month’s mayoral election, he would seek to shelve the months-long effort to adopt new development limitations along the village’s waterfront and nearby office district, in favor of embarking on a village-wide planning process.

Public Hearing Elicits Opinions On Sag Harbor Antique Fire Truck Museum Plan In Bridgehampton

Southampton Town Planning Board member Robin Long said she was “feeling a little uncomfortable,” during the May 13 public hearing on plans to convert an old farmstand into a “museum” for antique firetrucks in Bridgehampton.

New York State Mask Mandate Lifted Wednesday For Vaccinated People In Most Places

Vaccinated New Yorkers were no longer required to wear masks beginning Wednesday, May 18, both indoors and outside, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

East Hampton, Other Towns, Scrambling To Meet Federal Deadlines For Beach Projects

East Hampton Town needs to secure permission from five Montauk property owners in order to officially sign on to the Army Corps of Engineers’ Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation project, or FIMP, which the town hopes will rebuild Montauk’s beaches as soon as next year.

Waterfront Zoning Plan Advances In Sag Harbor

The Village Board, which held two question-and-answer sessions on the plan over the past two weeks, discussed it again on Tuesday, May 11, but this time with a graphic presentation from architect Randy Croxton, a board member of Save Sag Harbor.

Bay Street Seeks To Convince The Skeptics At Public Forum

Representatives of Bay Street Theater, who have found themselves the target of an increasingly skeptical, and at times hostile, public, sought to press the reset button at a forum on Saturday at which they discussed their plans for a permanent home, addressed questions about rumored property deals, and pledged to be more transparent moving forward.

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