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Sag Harbor Mandates ‘Innovative-Alternative” Septic Systems

Sag Harbor require “innovative and alternative” on-site septic systems that reduce nitrogen output at all new construction and when old systems need to be replaced starting April 1.

New Kiosk, Trail Markers At Cedar Point Park Were Boy Scout’s Final Step to...

What one county parks official has dubbed “the nicest kiosk we have in all of the Suffolk County park system” is in place overlooking the beach at the head of the trail to the old lighthouse at Cedar Point Park. Finished in November, the kiosk and new cedar markers along the restored sandy path, which was washed away by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, are all ready for spring’s hikers, thanks to Sag Harbor’s Boy Scout Troop 455 and its newest Eagle Scout, Tristan Remkus of North Haven.

Van Scoyoc: Town “Probably” Won’t Ink Any Beach Lane Cable Deal for Offshore Wind...

It wasn’t exactly a pledge but Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc did tell a record crowd at the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee’s meeting on Saturday that he doubted the Town of East Hampton would allow the transmission cable for the proposed South Fork Wind Farm to come ashore at Beach Lane until a full “Article 7” review of the overall project is completed by the New York State Public Service Commission.

More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including one called the “Sunrise Wind” project.

Planning Board Approves T.J. Maxx Expansion for Marshalls Store in Bridgehampton

T.J. Maxx’s plan to expand the rear of its 33,000-square-foot store in Kimco Realty’s Bridgehampton Commons mall by 17,000 square feet to create space for a Marshalls or similar retail store cleared its last major procedural hurdle on Thursday, February 14, when the Southampton Town Planning Board voted 7-0 to grant it conditional site plan approval.

Southampton Adopts Ban on Plastic Straws and Polystyrene

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to bar the use of plastic straws and the of polystyrene packaging at fast food and takeout establishments including restaurants, effective May 8.

East Hampton Town Board Splits on Wind Farm Soil Sample Request

The East Hampton Town Board narrowly approved a resolution last week to allow Deepwater Wind to conduct geotechnical and archaeology soil sampling along roadways in Wainscott.

Larocca Blasts Friends of Greenbelt, Alleging a Campaign of Insults, Misinformation

Fed up with what he called lies, insults and misinformation, Sag Harbor Trustee James Larocca led a Village Board counter-offensive at Tuesday night’s monthly Village Board meeting against the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and their campaign against the board’s plan to put a 40-by-80-foot paved and fenced vehicle impound lot at a former dump site on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Topping Named New Peconic Baykeeper

East End native Peter Topping has been named the new “eyes and ears on the waters” of the north and south forks — the baykeeper — by the nonprofit organization Peconic Baykeeper.

Sag Harbor Begins to Weigh Expanding Sewer Plant Service Area

A new committee held its first meeting last month in Sag Harbor Village Hall to begin exploring the idea of expanding the service area of the municipal sewage plant.

New Option Surfaces at 11th Hour for Sag Harbor Police Impound Yard

With the Village of Sag Harbor poised to ignore a chorus of critics and begin building a vehicle impound lot for the Village Police...

Talking Birds and Their Survival in Winter at Rogers Memorial Library

Birding, to those in the know, is more than just a hobby. “I call it a lifestyle,” said Frank Quevedo, executive director of the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center.

SOFO Presents Shark Research Update

The South Fork Natural History Museum Shark Research and Education Program will present a talk on Saturday, January 26, with Greg Metzger, the program’s Chief Field and Education Coordinator, at 10:30 a.m. at SOFO in Bridgehampton.

Dredging’s Shadow Darkens Happy Images of Havens Beach

The dumping of gritty spoil full of rocks, iron, coal and artifacts on Havens Beach in 2017cast a dark shadow over an otherwise cheery “Field Trip to Havens Beach” slide show that the Friends of Havens Beach presented Sunday to a packed house at the John Jermain Library.

Harbor Panel Asks To Be Asked To Review Havens Beach Drainage Plan

A news report in last week’s Expressthat the Village of Sag Harbor planned to enlarge the outflow pipe and remove invasive phragmites by this summer at the Havens Beach end of the municipal drainage swale prompted members of the Harbor Committee on Monday to wonder if they shouldn’t be asked to verify that the plan complies with the village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

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