Congress of American Indians Supports Shinnecock’s Right to Billboards on Sunrise

As the Shinnecock Indian Nation is in court to defend its right to construct and operate revenue-collecting billboards along Sunrise Highway, the National Congress of American Indians, or NCAI, unanimously approved a resolution to support the Nation and others across the country that undertake similar projects.

Opponents Hammer Proposal for Oversized Fitness Facility in Bridgehampton

Several dozen community members attended the Southampton Town Planning Board meeting on Thursday, July 25, to speak in opposition to a proposal to build a 27,000-square-foot Equinox fitness and health facility along Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

Business Owners Fret about Surprise Closure of Long Wharf in September

Shopkeepers in Sag Harbor this week say they learned only by word of mouth and from local newspaper reports that Long Wharf would be closed to vehicles for a massive restoration project from September until June 2020.

Mayor Shows Concept Drawings for Steinbeck Park on Sag Harbor Waterfront

Images showing how Sag Harbor’s new 1.25-acre waterfront “Steinbeck Park” might look when it is fully developed and landscaped dazzled the handful of people — fewer than a dozen — who were in the audience for Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy’s first Village Board of Trustees work session on Wednesday, July 24.

Zelden Joins GOP Majority in Voting against Budget Bill Favored by Trump

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin voted against a $2.7 trillion budget bill that was approved last week, joining two-thirds of House Republicans who were not in favor of the legislation despite efforts from President Donald Trump to persuade them otherwise.

Lottery Held for 65 Affordable Housing Rental Units in Southampton Town

The long-awaited affordable housing lottery for 65 rental units in the Town of Southampton was held Monday at Town Hall, with 268 applications drawn, and each assigned a number.

Panel Set To Approve Burke St. Renovation Despite Long List of Wrongs from Applicant

“Clifton, we cannot read this whole thing,” Dean Gomolka, chairman of the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board, told Clifton Murdock on July 25 as the aggrieved partner with Paris Fields in F&M Star Inc. began reading a statement about the wrongs he believes the pair has faced as the board and its historical consultant, Zachary Studenroth, reviewed their plans to renovate a 19thcentury house at 11 Burke Street.

Trump Headed to Bridgehampton Estate of Builder Joe Farrell for Fundraiser

President Donald Trump is expected to attend a campaign fundraiser August 9 at Hamptons luxury home builder Joe Farrell’s Bridgehampton estate.

Bon Jovi Will Host East Hampton Fundraiser for Senator Cory Booker, Presidential Hopeful

U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is set to have a summer fundraiser at the home of Jon Bon Jovi on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton Village,

Denise Schoen Named Village Attorney for Sag Harbor Under New Mayor

Denise Schoen, who first began working for the village a decade ago as the attorney prosecuting cases on behalf of the village in the local justice court, was named village attorney by the Sag Harbor Village Board in a 5-0 vote at its first work session under Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy on Wednesday, July 24.

Harbor Planners Urge Code Change to Control Waterfront Uses

Village attorney Denise Schoen and environmental planning consultant Kathy Eiseman will send a memo to the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees on behalf of the village’s planning board asking the trustees to consider a second look at the code that governs development on key waterfront parcels in Sag Harbor.

Ørsted Wins Bid From New York State For Large New Wind Farm Off Montauk

State officials announced last week that energy supply contracts will be awarded to two offshore wind farm developers for the construction of giant wind...

Bridgehampton CAC Prepares to Weigh in on Konner Development

Members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday planned their strategy for commenting on developer Carol Konner’s Equinox gym project, long planned for a site on Montauk Highway at the western gateway to downtown Bridgehampton, when the Southampton Town Planning Board on Thursday holds a “scoping” hearing on the project’s environmental impacts.

New Towers Would Push Cost Of Emergency Radio System To Over $11 Million

With the total anticipated costs of a new emergency radio communications system climbing to more than $11 million, the East Hampton Town Board approved an additional $2.8 million in borrowing last week.

Town Acquires ‘Steinbeck Park’ Waterfront Parcel from Developer Jay Bialsky

In a pivotal step toward the creation of a new waterfront park in Sag Harbor, developer Jay Bialsky and the Town of Southampton’s Community Preservation Fund closed on the $10.5-million sale of his 1.25-acre parcel on the Sag Harbor waterfront — formerly known as 1,3,5 Ferry Road — to the town on Wednesday, July 25.

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