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A Landslide Primary Victory for Lys in East Hampton

Councilman David Lys scored a landslide victory in the East Hampton Democratic primary on Thursday, September 13, easily deflecting David Gruber’s bid to take...

Board Approves Billy Joel’s Bay Street Renovations

Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review sang its final note Thursday in what has been an operatic journey for musician Billy Joel’s attempt to renovate his house at 20 Bay Street, with the board voting 4-1 to approve the plans.

Sag Harbor Village Boards Reshuffle

Facing severe side effects from treatment for melanoma, Tim McGuire resigned as chairman of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Zoning Appeals last week, accelerating a flurry of activity in Village Hall to fill vacancies on local panels.

Trustee Says Steinbeck Park Is Not a Done Deal

The purchase of the property, through the town’s Community Preservation Fund, has yet to be finalized as developer Jay Bialsky works through the requirements laid out in his contract with the town.

DOT Reduces Speed Limit Near Water Mill

The speed limit between Flying Point Road and Head of Pond Road in Water Mill in Southampton will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour by the New York State Department of Transportation.

Southampton Town Grants Available for Nonprofits

Southampton Town officials announced this week that applications for grant funding for nonprofits in Human Services and the Cultural Arts and Recreational sectors are now open for organizations that serve town residents.

Town to Acquire Land Where Remains Were Discovered in Shinnecock Hills

The Town of Southampton announced Tuesday night it has agreed to purchase the property on Hawthorne Road where remains were found on what is believed to be an ancient burial ground for the Shinnecock Nation.

Seaplanes Cause Commotion in North Haven

A few North Haven Village residents on Tuesday appealed to their village board of trustees for relief from noise generated by the landings and takeoffs of seaplanes, which they said are happening more often in the last few weeks than ever before.

‘Make Your Voice Heard’ with League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will co-sponsor a program with the East Hampton Library, titled, “Make Your Voice Heard,” on Monday, September 17.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

NOAA Grants AMCS $100,000 to Aid Stranded Marine Life

Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given a $100,000 grant to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) of Hampton Bays.

Despite Preservation, Thiele Says Water Quality Remains At Risk

“Water quality has become the biggest environmental issue out here,” Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. told members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee Monday evening.

Jefferson Street Developer Earns Approval for Porch

Developer Mitch Winston on Thursday earned approval from the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review to rebuild the back porch and deck behind his latest redevelopment project in the village at 5 Jefferson Street.

Monument Island at Ocean Road and Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton Will Be Enlarged

The “island” on which the Bridgehampton war monument stands at the intersection of Ocean Road and Montauk Highway will be enlarged as a traffic-calming measure this fall.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Zeldin Announces Grant To Aid Stranded Marine Life, Funds for Montauk Fire Department

Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given a $100,000 grant to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) of Hampton Bays.

Thiele Supports Wind Study for New York State

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week his support for an offshore wind study in New York State.

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