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Sag Harbor Village Budget Proposal for 2019-20 Fiscal Year So Far Up 3.28% to...

Mayor Sandra Schroeder last week unveiled a tentative spending plan for the village of Sag Harbor’s fiscal year beginning June 1 that totals $11,261,290, up 3.28 percent or $357,276 from the current budget.

More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including one called the “Sunrise Wind” project.

North Haven Likely To End Fall Leaf Pick-Up after 2019; Bans Seaplanes from Beaches

The Village of North Haven’s fall leaf pick-up in 2019 will probably be its last, Mayor Jeff Sander said at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. Ending the leaf pick-up beginning in 2020 is the only way to resolve the fundamental unfairness of a program that benefits only people who live on public roads but costs all taxpayers a total of $45,000 to $50,000, he said.

Planning Board Approves T.J. Maxx Expansion for Marshalls Store in Bridgehampton

T.J. Maxx’s plan to expand the rear of its 33,000-square-foot store in Kimco Realty’s Bridgehampton Commons mall by 17,000 square feet to create space for a Marshalls or similar retail store cleared its last major procedural hurdle on Thursday, February 14, when the Southampton Town Planning Board voted 7-0 to grant it conditional site plan approval.

More Pushback on Harbor Proposal; Septic Requirement, Parking Ban Delayed

There was more pushback last week against the Harbor Committee’s proposed amendment of Sag Harbor’s waterways code to establish an “outer management area” beyond the breakwater and require boats mooring or anchoring there to register, provide proof of insurance and obtain a permit.

New Public Hearing Planned for West Water Street Townhouses

Developer Jay Bialsky’s proposed townhouse development at 2 West Water Street is officially slated for a new public hearing before the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Presentation and Architectural Review.

Southampton Adopts Ban on Plastic Straws and Polystyrene

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to bar the use of plastic straws and the of polystyrene packaging at fast food and takeout establishments including restaurants, effective May 8.

Sag Harbor School Survey Reveals Few Planning to Take Commuter Trains

Just 37 of the 108 members of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor answered a school survey asking who plans to use the South Fork Commuter Connection.

East Hampton Town Board Splits on Wind Farm Soil Sample Request

The East Hampton Town Board narrowly approved a resolution last week to allow Deepwater Wind to conduct geotechnical and archaeology soil sampling along roadways in Wainscott.

Chairwoman of Panel Opposes Pool Near Creek; Bialsky Pledges Condo Project Compliance

“I have a gut feeling this just shouldn’t have a swimming pool on it,” declared Mary Ann Eddie, chair of Sag Harbor’s Harbor Committee, referring to a for-sale property at 36 Fordham Street overlooking Ligonee Creek where the owner wants to put in a pool within the required wetlands setback in the backyard.

Sag Harbor Village Puts on Fresh Face with New Website

The new iteration of the website — which can be found at sagharborny.gov — puts more emphasis on quick access to information and tasks that can be accomplished online.

Larocca Blasts Friends of Greenbelt, Alleging a Campaign of Insults, Misinformation

Fed up with what he called lies, insults and misinformation, Sag Harbor Trustee James Larocca led a Village Board counter-offensive at Tuesday night’s monthly Village Board meeting against the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and their campaign against the board’s plan to put a 40-by-80-foot paved and fenced vehicle impound lot at a former dump site on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Grievance Day, Budget Workshops Next Week in Sag Harbor Village

Sag Harbor Village residents, mark your calendars: some important dates are coming up, including tax grievance day and village budget workshops.

Consultant Calls on Town To Plan Other Uses for East Hampton Airport Property

The idea of closing the town-owned East Hampton Airport when its federal grant assurances expire in 2021 appeared to gain new traction in East Hampton Town Hall on Tuesday as the surest way to stop the noise problem its traffic causes.

Government: Dust Not a Health Hazard, Ban on Offshore Drilling, Thiele Hosts Pet Food...

Officials in East Hampton Town announced that they have worked with Amagansett farmers and property owners to abate dust storms in the hamlet, caused by the failure of crop cover to take root before winter winds descended on the region.

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