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U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

$2.57 Million in Grants Announced to Improve Sound

On Monday, federal and state environmental officials announced 36 grants totaling $2.57 million to local government and community groups aimed at improving the health and ecosystem of the Long Island Sound.

Village One Step Closer to Park After Lot Line Approval by Planning Board

The John Steinbeck Waterfront Park is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday granted a lot line modification.

At Sag Harbor Zoning Board Meeting, a House Divides a Hill

Plans to renovate a house at 11 Carver Street in Chatfield’s Hill have split the neighborhood into factions — two sides who have written volumes of letters and signed petitions either favoring or opposing the project.

East Hampton Town Considers Buying Former CDCH Building

The East Hampton Town Board is considering buying the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on the property the town owns on Stephen Hands Path at less than a third of the price the building was appraised for just over two years ago.

Town Airs Proposal to Allow for Alternative Electricity Supplier

Creating a CCA here would allow the town’s consumers to band together to seek energy from renewable sources or at better rates from energy suppliers other the PSE&G. The alternative energy would be supplied over existing LIPA transmission lines.

CPF Revenues Are Up in 2018

Revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund are up 3 percent for the first 10 months of 2018 over first 10 months of 2017, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. reported on Tuesday.

Southampton Reorganizes Departments and Adopts Final Budget

The Southampton Town Board authorized a major reorganization of town departments last week when it adopted a final 2019 operating budget that totals about $102.65 million, up 3.3 percent from the current budget.

Bridgehampton CAC Fumes at Town’s Proposed Rules

Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni got an earful of blowback and angst from the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee Monday over the Town Board’s push for new regulations to guide how the CACs operate.

ZBA Looks Favorably on Variances for Sen, Temple Adas Israel

A three-member quorum of the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals — down in membership due to the resignation of a board member and an alternate member — last Tuesday indicated favorable opinions, via straw polls, of variance requests by Temple Adas Israel and Sen restaurant.

Bay Avenue Residents Appeal to Southampton Town for Help Battling Floods

Residents of Bay Avenue in Noyac are dealing with excess water during storms and high tides, and they have appealed to the Town of Southampton for help.

Bid for Fence Stalls Permit Vote; Failing Septic Systems an Issue in 2 Wetlands...

There are things the board has no authority to require, commented Mr. Parker, “but there are things we cannot allow.”

Architectural Review Board Gets Mostly Good Marks in State Audit

Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review scored well in an audit conducted by the New York State Historic Preservation Office, whose analysts concluded the board “meets standards” in five out of six areas, with one deficiency — “legislation” — for which it is not solely to blame.

North Haven Village Sets Hearing on Proposal To End Fall Leaf Pick-Up

At this time of year, when brown leaves are blowing everywhere in heaps, hundreds of North Haven residents who live in private communities scratch their heads when they see village worker Glenn Ficorilli with his vacuum truck picking up leaves piled along the community’s relatively few public roads.

Some Environmental Leaders Support Increased Capacity of South Fork Wind Farm

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees have announced it has increased its commitment to purchase offshore wine energy from the South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine wind farm proposed 30 miles east of Montauk.

Southampton Town Completes Renovation of Ponquogue Fishing Piers

The renovation of the old Ponquogue Bridge fishing piers is now complete and open to the public, Southampton Town officials announced late last week.

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Hermanson Foundation Grants $285,000 to Hospital

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded $285,000 in grants to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well.

Balserus, Broadmeadow and Hemby Are Chiefs

On Wednesday, January 9, the commissioners of the Bridgehampton Fire District swore-in their three newly-elected chiefs for the ensuing year.

Government: New Round of Water Quality Applications in Southampton, Dust Bowl in Amagansett

The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019, it announced in a press release issued this week.