No Opposition at Hearing to Affordable Apartment Proposal

In the works for more than three years, a Southampton Town Board proposal sponsored by Supervisor Jay Schneiderman to boost the number of affordable rental apartments in the town drew support, some questions and no opposition at a public hearing on December 20 during the board’s last meeting of 2018.

Parking Ban Imposed at Park, Reid Bros. Garage in Sag Harbor

It looked as if the Southampton Town Board might delay a vote on a proposal to ban parking on the east side of a stretch of highway that the Reid Brothers garage uses to park overflow vehicles, blocking the Nancy Boyd Willey park from view. But in the end, the board voted 5-0 to impose the ban.

Rising Amount of Yard Waste Forces Town to Look at Stricter Rules

As commercial brush processing facilities have been closing due to tougher state waste-handling regulations imposed in 2017, the town’s three sites have all come under increasing pressure to handle rising amounts of leaves and brush. All that residential yard waste may be tainted with pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals.

Planning Board Extends West Water Street Hearing to January

Comments on developer Jay Bialsky’s site plan for a complex of townhouses at 2 West Water Street have been scarce — a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the board members.

Zoning Board Balks at 11 Variances on Vickers Street

Seeking to expand the house and build a swimming pool and a patio, the homeowners at one point requested 13 variances, but on Tuesday made the case for 11 variances instead.

Gornik, Fischl Earn Board’s Approval for ‘The Church’ Plans

Changes to previously approved plans at the former Sag Harbor Methodist Church at 48 Madison Street — to become a new art incubator, dubbed “The Church,” being developed by artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl — were unanimously approved by Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last Thursday.

Judge Rejects Appeal Seeking To Expand Mining Operation in Noyac

Closing another door on continued sand mining in Noyac, the state DEC’s chief administrative law judge last week rejected Sand Land’s motion to reargue its long pending application to expand its mining operations on its 50-acre site off Middle Line Highway and Millstone Road.

Southampton To Request Proposals for Riverside Maritime Trail Park

The Southampton Town Board will go out to bid for design plans for the proposed Riverside Maritime Trail Park, following a work session on Thursday, December 13.

Public Hearing Set for Condos on West Water Street

The Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review voted Thursday to set a public hearing on developer Jay Bialsky’s proposal for a three-unit condominium complex at 2 West Water Street.

East Hampton Town Board Wary of Deal for Vehicle Charging Stations

Using a state grant, East Hampton Town will expand its fleet of electric cars this year and install a number of new charging stations at Town Hall and potentially other town-owned parking lots as well.

Bridgehampton CAC Continues to Chafe at Town Board’s Proposed Rules

The Southampton Town Board’s draft plan to tighten the rules of its appointed Citizen Advisory Committees, requiring them to stick to issues relevant only to the Town Board and file minutes that reflect the views of dissidents including non-members, continues to rankle the Bridgehampton CAC.
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North Haven Looks to Limit Seaplane Landings

The North Haven Village Board is expected to propose seaplane regulations at its January 8 meeting that would bar landing, taking off or taxiing on or from any waterway within 250 feet of shore without a village-issued permit.

New Cinema Plans Get Nod from Zoning Board

Having cleared its regulatory hurdles before Sag Harbor Village’s planning, zoning and architectural review boards earlier this year, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center has launched a sequel to that process.

Elevators Might Be The Trick to Spur Watchcase Townhouse Sales

Elevators are being installed in all seven freestanding townhouses that were built on Church and Sage streets five years ago as part of Cape Advisor’s redevelopment of the former Bulova Watchcase Factory, since rebranded as “Watchcase,” a luxury condominium development.

State Awards $16.7 Million in Economic Development Grants on South Fork

Municipalities, nonprofits and private companies on the South Fork will receive almost $16.7 million in economic development grants that were awarded by Governor Andrew Cuomo through the Regional Economic Development Councils on Tuesday.

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Government: New Round of Water Quality Applications in Southampton, Dust Bowl in Amagansett

The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019, it announced in a press release issued this week.