Environment

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.

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 Cyanobacteria Bloom Found in Georgica Pond and Sagg Pond

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed this weekend the presence of a new cyanbacteria bloom, also known as a blue-green algae bloom, in both Georgica Pond in East Hampton and in Sagg Pond in Sagaponack.

New Septic Systems Attract Critics

As new developments propel the installation of low-nitrogen septic systems forward on the South Fork, the technology itself — touted as a way to protect the bays from nitrogen pollution — has attracted critics.

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.

Toxic Algae Found in Wainscott

Wainscott Pond in East Hampton is the latest local watering hole to become afflicted with cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae.

Deepwater Poised To Receive Town Board Approval for Wainscott Cable Landing

It appears the East Hampton Town Board will vote to grant an easement that would allow Deepwater Wind to bring its power transmission cable ashore at Beach Lane in Wainscott

Tesla Pitches Charging Station in Montauk

Representatives from Tesla pitched the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday on the construction of a Tesla supercharger station in a town-owned parking lot at the gateway of Montauk. 

Local Government, Environmental Leaders Target Sand Land

The Group for the East End and Citizens Campaign for the Environment will attend a joint press conference at to discuss a recent report about groundwater contamination the county says stems from the Sand Land mine and waste processing facility on Millstone Road in Noyac.

Plan Aired To Replace Waterfront House; Wetlands Violation

A plan to demolish a one-story house on a two-thirds-acre waterfront parcel at 62 John Street and replace it with a two-story house with pool, spa, terrace and dock drew a cool response from at least one member of the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee on Monday.

Report Finds Ground Water Contamination at Local Sand Mine

Elevated levels of manganese, iron, thallium, sodium, ammonia and other contaminants were found in groundwater at Sand Land in Noyac during a Suffolk County Department of Health Services investigation, the county announced Monday.

Partnership to Be Formalized For Wainscott Water Improvements

The East Hampton Town Board is expected to vote to enter into an inter-municipal agreement with the Suffolk County Water Authority during its Thursday night meeting.

Mystery Vandals Hit Long Beach in Noyac

Southampton Town Police have a mystery on their hands in Noyac after two nights of mischief in the last week yielded unpleasant surprises for residents making early morning visits to Long Beach.

Cultivating More Than Trees at Sag Harbor Schools

They will serve as the subject of science and history lessons. They’re the stuff art projects are made of. They’ll inspire the imaginations of children who have played under and around trees for generations and generations.

Citizen Science Task Force Analyzes Local Water Quality, Releases Report

Water testing performed in 2017 by a citizen science task force at more than 50 East End ocean beaches, bays, harbors, ponds and other coastal areas showed higher-than-usual bacteria levels growing during summer months.

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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...