Government

Supervisor Calls for Pause in Annual Reassessments Based on Market Trends

Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board are starting to rethink the town’s pioneering policy of reassessing all its 52,000 taxable parcels every year at 100 percent of their market value.  

Wooden Guide Rails Replace Steel on Short Beach Road

Wooden guardrails, the same kind used by New York State on the roads in its park system, have replaced the steel barriers along Short Beach Road between Bay Point and the entryway to North Haven, five years after the Suffolk County Department of Public Works installed them as a safety measure without public notice, touching off a firestorm of community protest.

Southampton Town Weighs Allowing Non-Plastic Stirrers Once Again

When the Southampton Town Board banned plastic bags, polystyrene containers, plastic straws and stirrers in February, non-plastic beverage stirrers inadvertently got caught up in the fray.

Moving Toward Rebuilding on Former Sag Harbor Superfund Site

The current proposal is for a two-story building with four retail spaces on the first floor and four offices on the second floor.

Southampton Town Mine-Monitoring Law Draws Support, Criticism

The voices shouting down local sand-mining operations have been fairly loud lately, but the Southampton Town Board on Tuesday also heard the other side of the debate.

Sag Harbor Remains Hotspot for New Home Construction

Historic houses in Sag Harbor are largely protected from being demolished and completely rebuilt, but non-historic houses are another story altogether.

Forum Held on Changes to Driver’s Licenses and the Impact on Immigrants

Standard licenses will permit cardholders to operate a motor vehicle, while the REAL and enhanced licenses will also permit cardholders to board a plane, and, in the case of the enhanced license, cross over the Mexican and Canadian borders without a passport by land or sea.

¿Que Pasa with K Pasa? Complications Legalizing Refrigerator, Shed

K Pasa has run into an obstacle that threatens its May 16 opening timeline ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

Authors Night Approved for CPF Property in Amagansett

The East Hampton Town Board approved a special event permit last Thursday, April 18, for the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night.

New Septic System Rules on Deck in North Haven

North Haven Village is next on the list of South Fork municipalities debating the adoption of more stringent laws governing residential wastewater treatment systems.

Government: Suffolk County Launches Hike & Bike Website, Southampton Town Earth Day Celebration

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week the launch of a new website for the public to provide input on the county’s Hike and Bike Master Plan.

Suffolk County Restricts Plastic Straw Use

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday he will sign legislation designed to protect the environment by reducing unnecessary plastic and polystyrene foam consumption.

Battle to Block Sand Land Permit Set for Court on May 3

An alliance of opponents is asking the State Supreme Court in Albany “to annul, vacate and in all respects void” the DEC action.

Tesla and Electrify America Present New Plan for Charging Station

The Tesla company returned to the East Hampton Town Board this week with a new plan that includes charging stations compatible with other vehicles in a parking lot off South Euclid Avenue.

Scaled-Back Plans for Vickers Street Residence Finds Support

Adam Scott and his husband, Chris Beacham, were tentatively approved Tuesday night for seven variances that will allow them to renovate their 5 Vickers Street residence.

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