Government

Governor Signs Bill Transferring Shinnecock Dock from County to Town

State lawmakers last week announced that legislation authorizing a transfer of a portion of Suffolk County parkland to the Town of Southampton had been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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East Hampton Town Officials Blame Court Decision for Increased Air Traffic

According to a press release issued by East Hampton Town officials this week, the number of aircraft operations at the East Hampton Airport increased “noticeably” in 2017.

East Hampton Town Trustees Hear from Public on South Fork Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind has sought easements from trustees to land its power cable off Beach Lane in Wainscott and one from the town board asking to run the cable under town-owned roads to a power substation off Cove Hollow Road in Wainscott.

Support Emerges for Cromer’s Parking Zone Change

If Tony Lawless could get the zoning change he needs at Cromer’s Country Market just based on people’s endorsements of his charitable works and excellent sandwiches, he would probably already have it.

Southampton Town to Perform Emergency Road Repairs in Noyac

Southampton Town will perform emergency repairs on Noyac Road at the Trout Pond culvert next week, and town highway superintendent Alex Gregor has requested drivers try to avoid the area, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tower Contractor Says Ocean Helicopter Route Still In Effect

Even though Noyac and Northwest area residents say they are hearing far more helicopter noise than usual recently, “There have been no official cancellations of any routes — including the Sierra route.”

East Hampton Trustees To Discuss Hiring Counsel for Deepwater Wind

The Town Trustees in East Hampton will continue to debate the potential landing of a wind farm cable in Wainscott next week.
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Complaints Over Boat Dwellers Arise in North Haven

A discussion about whether or not to amend the North Haven Village Code to allow boaters to spend up to three days living on a boat in the village’s two mooring fields prompted two residents to complain to the Village Board on Tuesday.

Southampton Town Board to Hear Proposed Zoning Change for Cromer’s Parking

Cromer’s Country Market has petitioned Southampton Town for a change of zoning to legalize parking on what is technically a residential lot behind the Noyac Road store, and the Southampton Town Board has scheduled an August 14 public hearing on the matter.

East Hampton Town Officials Announce Efficiency Upgrades

On Monday, East Hampton Town Director of Natural Resources Kim Shaw announced the town has installed energy saving lighting fixtures and smart thermostats in town buildings in an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption.

East Hampton Town Hamlet Studies Up for Public Hearings Next Month

In the works for two years, East Hampton Town’s five ongoing hamlet studies and associated business study are ready for public review and will be presented one at a time at public hearings before the Town Board beginning next month.

Lawsuit Filed by Sand Land Over Supervisor’s Letter

A notice of claim was filed against the Town of Southampton and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman on July 25 in State Supreme Court by the Sand Land Corporation

Complaints Emerge Over Parking Restrictions at Sagg Main

After a Southampton woman complained that traffic control officers were harassing people at Sagg Main Beach, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman headed over himself to check out the scene this Monday. Like a number of others, he left with a parking ticket himself.

Size of West Water Street Condos Questioned

Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Thursday told developer Jay Bialsky and architect Dave Harvey they would likely face an uphill battle for their proposed town house complex at 2 West Water Street.

Town Officials Mum as Helicopter Debate Continues

Helicopter noise has ramped up over Noyac and Northwest Woods, according to some residents, ever since the tower chief at East Hampton Airport announced on July 20 he would no longer allow helicopter arrivals and departures via the Sierra noise abatement route.

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Thiele Pitches Commuter Trains in Sag Harbor

Members of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor, the union of faculty employed by the Sag Harbor School District, expressed cautious support of the proposed South Fork Commuter Connection in a survey conducted by the school district last week.

Hurricane of 1938: Old Negatives Offer New View Of Storm’s Fury

Both black-and-white photographs—the first of a house near Lake Agawam, and the second of a home along Meadow Lane—were taken in Southampton Village shortly after the Category 3 hurricane, later named “The Long Island Express,” steamrolled the East End on the afternoon of September 21, 1938.

Hurricane of 1938: Even Downgraded, Storm Had Incredible Speed

Hurricane Nate amazed meteorologists not for its strength or size but for its speed. The storm had sustained winds of 85 mph when it arrived...