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Plan to End Leaf Pick-Up in North Haven Draws Few to Podium

Mayor Jeff Sander explained Tuesday night that the village found itself dealing with a dilemma when it comes to its longstanding practice of offering leaf pick-up for its residents.

A Mixed Bag Reaction to Montauk Hamlet Study

Residents and representatives of environmental groups applauded efforts by the East Hampton Town Board to address the creeping reality of climate change and sea level rise in its new hamlet study for downtown Montauk during a public hearing last Thursday in Town Hall. Other speakers remained critical.

Southampton Town Weighs Parking Ban at Reid Brothers Garage

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday aired a proposal to ban parking for 385 feet from the Sag Harbor Village boundary to the south end of the park on the east side of the Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, precisely the stretch used by Reid Brothers garage for vehicle storage along the edge of Nancy Boyd Willey park.

Fresh Paint for Main Street Businesses Takes Some by Surprise

The surprisingly bright, seemingly white coat of new paint at the formerly red brick shopping cove complex at 76 and 78 Main Street is Benjamin Moore’s “Wickham Gray,” according to papers filed with the Sag Harbor Building Department.

East Hampton Trustees Support Ban on Releasing Balloons

The East Hampton Town Trustees on Monday unanimously voted to support a ban on the intentional release of balloons in the town.

Montauk Hamlet Study Up for Public Hearing

Developed by the town with the help of the Massachusetts firm, Dodson and Flinker, and former planning director Lisa Liquori, of Fine Arts and Sciences, the Montauk study explores downtown issues facing Montauk, Montauk Harbor and the Long Island Rail Road station.

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.

Thiele Announces Federal Funding Available for Home Heating Assistance

Late last month, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced applications are now being accepted for home heating assistance throughout New York State.
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.

Village One Step Closer to Park After Lot Line Approval by Planning Board

The John Steinbeck Waterfront Park is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday granted a lot line modification.

At Sag Harbor Zoning Board Meeting, a House Divides a Hill

Plans to renovate a house at 11 Carver Street in Chatfield’s Hill have split the neighborhood into factions — two sides who have written volumes of letters and signed petitions either favoring or opposing the project.

East Hampton Town Considers Buying Former CDCH Building

The East Hampton Town Board is considering buying the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on the property the town owns on Stephen Hands Path at less than a third of the price the building was appraised for just over two years ago.

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.

CPF Revenues Are Up in 2018

Revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund are up 3 percent for the first 10 months of 2018 over first 10 months of 2017, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. reported on Tuesday.

Southampton Reorganizes Departments and Adopts Final Budget

The Southampton Town Board authorized a major reorganization of town departments last week when it adopted a final 2019 operating budget that totals about $102.65 million, up 3.3 percent from the current budget.

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A builder who has owned five vacant lots on Marsden Street for many years has cited taxes as the reason for his decision to finally develop them.

For One Night, “A Christmas Carol” Comes to Bay Street

Paul Hecht, Harris Yulin, Amanda Kristin Nichols and John Kroft will embody every side of Scrooge, and the colorful characters who cross his path, during a free reading of “A Christmas Carol,” followed by a sing-along, on Thursday at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Bits: Sharing Clothes To Build Community, Holidays at Parrish, Upgrades at Guild Hall

At her new show “The Fabric of Our Lives,” artist Setha Low is encouraging visitors to not only take home her work, but to try it on.