Southampton Town Board Adopts Modest Tax Increase

During a special meeting on Thursday, November 12, the Southampton Town Board unanimously adopted a $108 million budget for 2021, which accounts for a 2.5-percent tax increase.

Firefighter Recruitment Task Force Authorized By Law

Firefighter Recruitment Task Force Authorized By Law

COVID Infections Spiking, County Warns Of ‘Serious Consequences’ For Party Hosts Over Holidays

COVID Infections Spiking, County Warns Of 'Serious Consequences' For Party Hosts Over Holidays

Thiele, LaValle Measure Adds Maritime Uses To Acceptable CPF Purchases

In legislation approved last week by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Community Preservation Fund has been expanded to include a Maritime Heritage provision.

Halloween Spike, ‘Fatigue’ Spurs Concern About A New Infection Wave

Cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk County, and locally, have been on a steady uptick in the last two weeks, and spiked over the last three days to levels not seen since May, in what Suffolk County health officials say they suspect reflects the spread of coronavirus at Halloween parties.

Southampton Town Gives Bridgehampton A Little TLC

The Nathaniel Rogers House, which is being completely restored as the future headquarters of the Bridgehampton Museum, is not the only part of the hamlet that is being spruced up. A walk through the business district reveals a variety of small projects, ranging from new pedestrian crosswalks to new curbside tree plantings, that are adding up to big improvements for the area.

Bridgehampton’s Nathaniel Rogers House Crowned With Cupola

The ongoing — and much delayed — renovation of the Nathaniel Rogers House in Bridgehampton inched forward last week when contractors lifted a replica of the building’s decorative cupola to the rooftop on November 4.

Effort To Streamline ARB Process Will Be Considered In Sag Harbor

On Tuesday, the Sag Harbor Village Board, which has made streamlining the development review process a priority, introduced a proposed code amendment that could help speed up those Thursday night marathons by allowing two members of the ARB to serve on a committee, on a rotating basis, that would review minor applications before deciding whether or not they should be presented before the full board.

County Executive Planning To Fight Pine Barrens Society Over Enforcing Passage Of Proposition 2

County Executive Planning To Fight Pine Barrens Society Over Enforcing Passage Of Proposition 2

Wainscott Wind Opponents Say Metrics Are On Their Side

The Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott told neighbors this past weekend that they are confident the New York State Public Service Commission will be compelled to find alternative sites for the landing of the South Fork Wind Farm cable proposed by the group in Amagansett and Montauk preferable to the current Beach Lane site chosen by the wind farm’s developers.

Sag Harbor Takes First Step In Updating Waterfront Zoning Code

The high-speed effort to update the Sag Harbor Village zoning code to better protect the village waterfront before a recently enacted six-month moratorium expires was the central topic of the Village Board’s monthly work session meeting on October 28.

Shinnecock To Hold Month-Long Protest Encampment Near Sunrise Highway

Dozens of Shinnecock and their supporters have struck camp in the woods just off Sunrise Highway in a show of protest spurred by the fight over the tribe’s roadside electronic billboards, but harking to centuries of illtreatment.

Trustees Warning To New Off-Season Residents That Waterfowl Hunting Will Begin This Weekend

The use of shotguns to hunt waterfowl in South Fork bays and marshes will begin this coming weekend and continue through the end of January, the Town Trustees in Southampton and East Hampton warned new year-round residents this week.

Southampton Town Board Pitched Cell Tower Proposal In Noyac

Southampton Town Board Pitched Cell Tower Proposal In Noyac

Police Reform Effort Begins In East Hampton

East Hampton Town last week kicked off its state-mandated assessment of the role local police departments play in the community and how well they are trusted by various sectors of the population.

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