The Environmental Protection Agency will not be investigating the Sand Land mine in Noyac — and it will not be designated as a Superfund site.
Facing continuing intense political pressure over airport noise, the Town of East Hampton has published new voluntary noise abatement routes for helicopters using the town airport even though the Eastern Region Helicopter Council has not yet agreed to follow them.
A two-year study of water quality in Sag Harbor found that it is good overall but that nitrogen loading, mostly from conventional cesspools and septic tanks leaching untreated waste into groundwater, is promoting algae growth including a rust tide in the summer. The study also found that fecal bacteria — some of it from human waste, possibly including boaters illegally releasing effluent — is an issue in some locations.
The Sag Harbor Yacht Club’s plan to replace an aging, creosoted wooden bulkhead on its Bay Street waterfront with a new vinyl bulkhead sparked a public brainstorming session on February 6 as the chair of the Harbor Committee, Mary Ann Eddy, pushed for the work to complement a publicly funded water quality project that will be installed this spring on either side of the Yacht Club site to reduce stormwater runoff.
Open Minded Organics President David Falkowski has organized a forum on cannabis production in New York State this Saturday at the Wamponamon Masonic Lodge in Sag Harbor — an effort the Bridgehampton-based farmer and local businessowner said this week was aimed at giving public officials objective information on what cannabis programs are available in the state and where pending legislation that impacts those businesses stands.
Aviators and residents of the neighborhoods beneath flight paths to East Hampton Airport traded pleas, statistics and a few barbs at an East Hampton Press-led discussion of the airport and its uncertain future last week.
A parasite that the New York State commissioner of environmental conservation called “a significant threat” to the Peconic Bay scallop fishery has been detected in a sample of bay scallops from Shelter Island — and may have been a factor in the near total collapse of the adult scallop population throughout the estuary last year.
Thiele Legislation Would Grant Local Authority Over Sand Land Mine In Noyac
State Preservation Award Another Feature For Sag Harbor's SANS Neighborhoods
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm announced late last week that Cristina Cosentino will take the role of Director of Farm Operations for the Shelter Island nonprofit.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is pleading with federal officials to declare the recent scallop die-off in Peconic Bay waters a commercial fishery disaster.
he owner of a modest house at 36 Fordham Street, who was denied a wetlands permit to build a pool in the backyard overlooking Ligonee Brook is suing the village, not only to win permission to put in the pool but to throw out the entire wetlands code of the Village of Sag Harbor.
The mayor of the only municipality in the region besides Shelter Island that deploys 4-poster feeding stations to kill ticks on deer this week...
A month after early hopes for a robust scallop harvest on the East End were dashed when baymen found next to no living specimens in their dredges on opening day, scientists gathered at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus on Friday night, December 6, to deliver a post-mortem.
Derailed by unexpected opposition last winter, a major revision of the village’s waterways code proposed by the Harbor Committee to regulate mooring and anchoring in the outer harbor got a boost last week from Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy.