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Former Councilman Adds Voice To Public Discussion of Opioid Epidemic

“Good evening. I’m Brad Bender and I’m a grateful, recovering addict,” said the former Southampton Town councilman who spent nearly a year in prison after pleading guilty in late 2015 to illegally selling the painkiller oxycodone.
Bridget Fleming.

Government: Laibowitz Tapped, Reefs at the Tappan Zee, Congressional Race Heats Up

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced this week that she had appointed Danielle B. Laibowitz to the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission.

STAR To Make Splash of Pool Plans

Southampton Town Aquatics & Recreation Inc., which has proposed the construction of an aquatics center at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays will hold a public forum at Southampton Town Hall on May 1.

Water Quality Advisory Issued for East Quogue

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it had issued a water quality advisory for a neighborhood in East Quote.

Douglas Elliman Gifts Town $50,000 for Good Ground Park

A check for the funds was presented by Carl Benincasa, Regional Vice President of Sales for the Hamptons, and accepted by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. 

Route 114 Road Work to Begin Tuesday, DOT Says

Road resurfacing on Route 114 is expected to begin Tuesday, April 17, on a 4.5-mile stretch between Stephen Hands Path and Division Street

Village Unveils Fees for Using Parks, Long Wharf, Beaches

Using Long Wharf, Marine Park, Windmill Park or Havens Beach will cost $250 per day, while blocking a single parking space for a day will cost $50 — down from the previously discussed figure of $75 per day.

Funding Goal for Sag Harbor Water Testing Project Is Inches Away

An ambitious plan proposed by the Sag Harbor Harbor Committee to hire Dr. Christopher Gobler to undertake regular water testing in the bay and cove this season has been nearly completely funded.

Critics Tilt at Windmills at East Hampton Forum

The proposed South Fork Wind Farm ran into headwinds Saturday from skeptics at a forum on the topic sponsored by the Group for Good Government at the East Hampton Library.

Sag Harbor Village Board Adopts $10.9 Million Budget

The final 2018-19 budget — which rose slightly from the figure of $10.73 million presented at the previous budget meeting — represents a 5.5-percent increase in spending year-over-year and adheres to the state’s cap on tax levy increases.

East Hampton Town Asked To Pause on Deepwater Wind

Some community members implored the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday to delay moving on Deepwater Wind’s request for access to the public right-of-way.

Sag Harbor Businesses Will Feel Fees’ Pinch

It’s about to get a whole lot more expensive in Sag Harbor to block off a parking space or sidewalk for construction work.

North Haven Mayor Promotes Oysters

North Haven Village Mayor Jeff Sander has a hankering for oysters, although not necessarily on the half shell.

State Budget Passes with Increased Support for South Fork

The New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last week agreed on a budget for the 2019 fiscal year.

Hearing Set for Sag Harbor Village Budget

The rising tide of property values in Sag Harbor Village means residents can expect to see their village tax rate drop by a smidgeon next year, even though that won’t necessarily mean their tax bill will decrease.

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Editorial: A Good Connection

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Editorial: Other Options

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“Trashy Fashy” — a Discarded Plastic Doll — Hopes To Raise Awareness About Pollution

It all began with an abandoned plastic doll on a stunning beach, and the nagging notion that the seaside façade hid something far less unspoiled.