Environment

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.

Sag Harbor Hills Beach Access Suit Settled

Mile High Partners had alleged the Sag Harbor Hills Improvement Association erected a fence that improperly cut off its property’s beach access.

Corish Urges Village Board To Rethink Impound Lot Near Greenbelt

Twelve speakers pleaded with the board to reconsider its decision to put a 60-by-80 foot vehicle impound lot for the Sag Harbor Village Police Department on a 24-acre parcel it owns adjacent to the Long Pond Greenbelt.

Officials Say Energy Policies are Reason for Drop in Power Demand

The demand in Southampton Town for electricity from the PSEG Long Island grid fell nearly 29 percent from 2010 to 2017 in spite of the energy needs of 1,000 to 1,500 new, often large houses built during that period.

Friends of Havens Beach Plead For Clean-Up of Dredge Spoils

Three speakers from Friends of Havens Beach gently prodded the Sag Harbor Village Board at its monthly meeting Tuesday to deal with continuing problems at the beach including black sediment, large rocks, and detritus including burned wood and corroded iron on the beach.

Energy Aggregation Program Proposed To Give Town Leverage

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday agreed to seek public comment on a proposal to establish a “community choice aggregation energy” or CCA program, which would allow the town to “determine the default supplier of electricity and natural gas on behalf of eligible consumers.”

‘Solarize East Hampton’ Campaign Extended

The Town of East Hampton will continue the Solarize East Hampton campaign beyond the original October 31 sign-up deadline, due to continued strong interest from residents, according to a press release issued last week.

East Enders Air Concerns About South Fork Wind Farm

The potential for “industrialization” of the ocean by wind farm developers was among the worries aired Monday night when about 150 people packed the Amagansett American Legion Hall for a meeting hosted by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

East Hampton Town Celebrates Near Completion of Solar Project

The first ground-based, large-scale solar panel array on the South Fork won’t be up and running for another month or so but the East Hampton Town Board held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Monday, October 22 to celebrate its near completion.

Bats: Ditch the Stigma, Learn the Facts

For the past five years, Samantha Hoff has worked as a wildlife technician for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, studying one specific little animal: the bat.

Town Grants CPF Revenues for Sag Harbor Water Quality Projects

The Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor celebrated the news this week that the Southampton Town Board has agreed to grant $264,000 in town Community Preservation Funds (CPF) for seven water quality projects in the village.

A (Not So) Wild Cat Prowls Around Sag Harbor

What Steven Wright observed for several minutes was a caracal, a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia — an animal that is illegal to own under a 2003 state law aimed at protecting wild animals from private captivity.

Town Likely to Nix Bow Hunting for Deer on Sagaponack Golf Course

Mixing golf and bow hunting on the 35-acre Poxabogue Golf Course didn’t sound like a good idea to Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman last week.

Weevils Hard at Work Behind North Haven Village Hall

Five hundred new residents of North Haven are thriving in the brush behind village hall, chewing holes in an invasive weed that has been taking over woods and borders all over the region, including the brushy woods of the village.

East Hampton Town Considering ‘Styrofoam’ Ban

The East Hampton Town Board is considering legislation that would ban the use of polystyrene food containers, more commonly known by its most popular producer, “Styrofoam.”

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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.