Village Board Takes Step Forward on Long Wharf Plan

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday took a few steps forward in the proposed improvement plan for Long Wharf.
Bridget Fleming.

Cooperative Effort Leads to Pesticide Reduction

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced Tuesday a reduction in the amount of pesticides that would be sprayed in the area given the actual number of mosquitoes plaguing the coastline of Accabonac Harbor.

Proposed Town Legislation Would Bar Police from Aiding in ICE Deportations

OLA has submitted proposed legislation to the town boards of Southampton and East Hampton that would bar local police from investigating, detaining or turning over anyone to ICE unless a crime is involved or they are required to do so by state or federal law.

Illegal Short-Term Rental Targeted in Noyac

The Southampton Town Code Enforcement Department has served more than two dozen citations for building and rental code violations on the operator of an illegal short-term rental house that has exasperated neighbors because of loud music and noisy events.

Portraits in Windows Proposed at Former Sag Harbor Methodist Church

A proposal by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik to overhaul the windows at the former Sag Harbor Methodist Church on Madison Street might give new meaning to the term “picture window,” but it was met with a mixed reception at last Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review.

$9.7 Million Grant Will Aid Water Quality Efforts in Wainscott

The Town of East Hampton and the Suffolk County Water Authority have been granted $9.7 million by the State of New York to help cover the cost of bringing public water to hundreds of homes in the hamlet to protect residents from contamination by chemicals officials say may harm public health.

In Sag Harbor, Two Step Down From Harbor Committee

Dr. Fitzgerald Bramwell and Jeffrey Peters confirmed this week they have resigned from the village Harbor Committee — the latest in a string of resignations and a reshuffling of the regulatory boards in Sag Harbor over the course of the last month.

Sag Harbor Trustees To Hold Public Hearing on Long Wharf Rehabilitation

The plan includes a new steel bulkhead, a new drainage system, repaving, better pedestrian access and a new public space at the end of the wharf.

Government: Peconic Bay CPF Tops $1.35 Billion; Southampton Receives Bus Grant

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund has topped $1.35 billion, with revenues in the first eight months of 2018 up 4.5 percent over CPF revenues collected in 2017.

Hearings to Begin on East Hampton Town Hamlet Plans

The East Hampton Town Board will host individual sessions on tentative hamlet plans for downtown areas through the town beginning with a public hearing on the Wainscott hamlet plan on Thursday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m.

North Haven To Seek Seaplane Restrictions

North Haven Village Mayor Jeff Sander is planning what he called “a preliminary meeting” with Sag Harbor officials on October 9 to consider developing a joint policy to restrict seaplane landings to a designated area in the bay.

Governments Can Expand Water Quality Monitoring of Mines

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week that authorizes local governments to enact and enforce local laws requiring the monitoring of groundwater impacts resulting from mining or reclamation of mines.

East Hampton Town Tentative Budget Calls for $80.6 Million in Spending

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc finalized a tentative $80.66 million budget for 2019 last week — a spending plan that reflects an increase of 3.73 percent, or $2,903,269, over the adopted 2018 budget.

CPF Would Pay $4 million To Protect Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center

The Town of Southampton’s Community Preservation Fund (CPF) will pay $4 million to the Sagcinema LLC if the Town Board approves a proposal to buy easements protecting the cinema’s reconstructed façade and restricting the future use of the property to a cinema arts center forever.

Topsoil Arrives at Sag Harbor’s Proposed Waterfront Park Site

Steven M. Mezynieski’s Southampton Excavation Co. delivered and spread topsoil on the property that will anchor the proposed John Steinbeck Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor, another step toward its purchase through the Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund.

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