Government

Joel Renovation on Bay Street Finds Favor Ahead of Public Hearing

Representatives of musician Billy Joel on Thursday presented plans for the renovation of his house at 20 Bay Street that are more in tune with what the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review usually likes to hear.

Sag Pizza, West Water Street Condos Take Steps Forward

Two of the most eagerly anticipated developments in Sag Harbor Village, a new pizzeria on Main Street and a condominium development on the waterfront, both inched forward on Tuesday with actions taken by the Sag Harbor Planning Board.

East Hampton Town Board Memorializes Support for Wind Farm

A divided town board voted to support entering into an agreement with Deepwater Wind to grant an easement that would allow the company to run power cables from its proposed offshore wind farm under town-owned roads in Wainscott.

New Opioid Recovery Committee Born Out of Southampton Task Force

The sun may have set for the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force, but the town is still shining a light on the problem of opioid addiction.

A “Legacy of Contamination” Being Addressed in Southampton

The time has come for the Town of Southampton to come to terms with “a legacy of contamination that the town has inherited” from a myriad toxic deposits and spills over the decades, said one expert this week.

New Details Offered for Commuter Rail and Bus Service

Just how the towns of Southampton and East Hampton will provide a “last-mile South Fork Commuter Connection” to take riders directly to and from work and local train stations and off the highways all depends on responses to requests for proposals.

Helicopter Noise Ramps Up Over Noyac, Northwest

As a result of a decision by the tower chief at East Hampton Airport to shut down helicopter arrivals and departures along the south shore last Friday, helicopter noise may be hitting levels in Noyac and parts of Sag Harbor and Northwest Woods not heard in years.

Government: DEC To Host Meeting on Fishing Licensing, Crackdown on Illegal Signs

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host a series of meetings in July and August to gather feedback from stakeholders about the state’s current commercial fishing licensing system and ways it can be improved.

Thiele Earns Endorsements from Five Different Political Parties

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele has been endorsed by five separate political parties in his 2018 bid for re-election.

Elected Officials Call for Sand Land’s Closure

Environmentalists and government leaders gathered with concerned citizens in Noyac on Friday and in a collective voice called for the closure of Sand Land, a sand mine and vegetative waste processing facility in Noyac.

Towns Look to Move Forward With Public Transit Network

The Towns of Southampton and East Hampton may finally put a dent in the so-called “trade parade” commuter traffic jam that severely clogs the South Fork with a public transit network beginning early next year.

Dock House, Sultan Variances Approved

The Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday formally approved variances allowing the Dock House on Long Wharf to legalize a number of seats and waive parking requirements and allowing Donald Sultan, a Sage Street resident, to keep a generator in his yard in a spot that doesn’t conform to the village code.

Two New Sag Harbor Houses Approved by Board

Last Thursday, the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review approved plans for the demolition of two existing houses and construction of homes to replace them, one on Meadowlark Lane and one on Redwood Road.

More Details Emerge on Proposed West Water Street Condos

Plans are taking shape for the condominiums proposed by developer Jay Bialsky for his newly acquired property on West Water Street, with new details presented during last Thursday’s meeting of the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review.

Primary Battle Set for East Hampton Town Board

Roiling division among Democrats in East Hampton Town has set the stage for a September primary race for candidates hoping to run under the party banner for a one-year term on the East Hampton Town Board.

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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...