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Sag Harbor Golf Course Road Will Be Paved

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week that the project to pave Sag Harbor Golf Course Road is moving forward this fall.

Wainscott Sand Pit Owners Sue Town Over Airport Contamination

The owners of the former Wainscott sand mine have filed a lawsuit against East Hampton Town for unspecified damages due to the contamination of groundwater beneath the property by chemicals emanating from the nearby East Hampton Airport.

No Free Shuttle For Montauk This Year

The popular Hampton Hopper shuttle bus will not operate in Montauk this summer because of economic and social distancing concerns due to the coronavirus epidemic.

New Flight Route, Intended To Ease Noise Impacts, Brings New Outrage From Sag Harbor...

Even with helicopter traffic to and from East Hampton Airport at a fraction of what it would normally be this time of year, new flight paths adopted this year by chopper pilots have drawn outrage from residents of North Sea, Noyac and Sag Harbor who accuse the helicopter industry of “redlining” their neighborhoods because they do not hold political sway in the town.

East Hampton Village Cancels Centennial Celebration In September Because Of Coronavirus

East Hampton Village Cancels Centennial Celebration In September Because Of Coronavirus

As Governor Threatens Reopening Rollback, Local Officials Ask ‘What Violations?’

The State of New York has received 25,000 complaints about businesses — many restaurants and bars — operating in violation of the state’s re-opening plan as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted. On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a warning to the Hamptons and to Manhattan that those areas had the most violations reported the state and that is local governments do not begin enforcing state rules about re-opening, it could be rolled back on Long Island and in New York City.

Cuomo Calls on Local Governments To Reform Police Departments

During his Saturday morning press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo reaffirmed the state’s position that local governments and county executives must work with their individual communities collaboratively to reform their police departments by April 1, 2021, or face debilitating cuts in state aid.

Teens and Twenty-Somethings Take The Helm In Protests To Demand Racial Justice On East...

After seven large-scale protests swept across the South Fork last week, organizers are now looking forward, strategizing about how to ride the wave of nationwide momentum for racial justice. But on the South Fork, these organizers look different than their national counterparts: they’re younger.

New Zoning Proposed For Town Land In Wainscott To Allow Up To 51 Apartments

The East Hampton Town Board this week introduced a proposal to create a special “overlay” zoning district on land it purchased in Wainscott last year that could allow up to 51 apartments to be built.

Sag Harbor Village Inks Deal With Verizon For Wireless Antenna In Municipal Building

Verizon customers visiting Sag Harbor may find their cell service dramatically improved after officials struck a deal last week that will also provide a...

Cuomo Gives Day Camps the Go-Ahead To Open This Month; East End Camps Weigh...

Following a statewide announcement that camps can open this summer, day camps on the East End are finalizing their programs and safety measures.

East Hampton Town Police Chief, Village Mayor Condemn Death Of George Floyd

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo and East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler, a former police officer, last week condemned the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis “at the hands of four uniformed police officers,” as Chief Sarlo put it, also expressing appreciation for the peaceful protests that have been held on the East End.

State Funds $13 Million To Repave Route 114 from East Hampton to North Haven

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council has approved a $13.1 million plan proposed by the New York State Department of Transportation to repave 8 miles on Route 114 from Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton to the South Ferry in North Haven

Little Northwest Creek Dredging Approved By Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee

The Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee has deemed plans by East Hampton Town Trustees to dredge between 3,000 and 4,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from Little Northwest Creek consistent with its Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, protecting nearby beach from erosion, and, more importantly, improving water quality in what was historically a popular location for shellfishing.

Outdoor Dining Permits On The Menus And Minds Of South Fork Restaurants And Lawmakers

Like municipalities across the East End and Long Island, local lawmakers have been scrambling to conceive strategies for expanded outdoor dining opportunities since June 3, when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he’d take outdoor dining “out of phase,” and allow it to commence during the phase two of his four phase, NY Forward reopening plan, which began Wednesday, June 10, on Long Island.

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued As Isaias Moves Upward Along Coast

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the East End through Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Monday, makes it way north along the Atlantic coastline.

Q&A: Jay Schneiderman On The Concert, The Fallout And Dealing With An Angry Governor

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman spoke at length on Friday, via Zoom, about the fallout from the July 25 benefit concert in Water Mill featuring the Chainsmokers — and Mr. Schneiderman’s own band, as an opening act — which prompted a call from an angry Governor Andrew Cuomo, and an upbraiding from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, after photos of the crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines were widely circulated.

The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: July 30 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a Chainsmokers concert in Water Mill last Saturday that drew heavy criticism from Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials for infractions of the state’s COVID-19 rules.