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Rain Gardens Promise Way to Limit Runoff Polluting the Bay

To solve your stormwater runoff and pollution problems, put the land and its flora and fauna — or at least strategically located patches of it — back to the way it was before we paved and planted it with lawns.

Federal Agency: Sand Land In Noyac Will Not Be Named A Superfund Site; Water...

The Environmental Protection Agency will not be investigating the Sand Land mine in Noyac — and it will not be designated as a Superfund site.

Town Posts New Helicopter Routes Before Chopper Group Agrees to Fly Them

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.

Study Suggests Boaters May Be Releasing Septic Waste in Sag Harbor

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.

Yacht Club Work May Create Link for Bay Street Runoff Control Projects

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.

Falkowski Brings Cannabis to the Forefront at Sag Harbor Forum

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.

Press Sessions Discussion Explores The Future Of The East Hampton Airport

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.

Marine Biologist Doubts Parasite Was Only Cause of Bay Scallop Collapse, But It Was...

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

Thiele Legislation Would Grant Local Authority Over Sand Land Mine In Noyac

State Preservation Award Another Feature For Sag Harbor’s SANS Neighborhoods

State Preservation Award Another Feature For Sag Harbor's SANS Neighborhoods

Cosentino Named Director of Farm Operations at Sylvester Manor

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 Cuomo Seeks Federal Assistance With Scallop Die-Off

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pleading with federal officials to declare the recent scallop die-off in Peconic Bay waters a commercial fishery disaster.

Denied Permit, Owner of 36 Fordham Seeks to Overturn Wetlands Code

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.

Future of North Haven’s 4-Poster Tick-Killing Program Up for Discussion

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...

Scientists Say More Than One Factor Likely Responsible For Bay Scallop Die-Off This Year

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.

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