Environment

Update: Individual With Measles Reported at Other Locations in Southampton

Update: Friday, 1:30 p.m. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced Friday that it has learned that the individual confirmed to have measles had...

New Septic System Rules on Deck in North Haven

North Haven Village is next on the list of South Fork municipalities debating the adoption of more stringent laws governing residential wastewater treatment systems.

Suffolk County Restricts Plastic Straw Use

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday he will sign legislation designed to protect the environment by reducing unnecessary plastic and polystyrene foam consumption.

Battle to Block Sand Land Permit Set for Court on May 3

An alliance of opponents is asking the State Supreme Court in Albany “to annul, vacate and in all respects void” the DEC action.

Tesla and Electrify America Present New Plan for Charging Station

The Tesla company returned to the East Hampton Town Board this week with a new plan that includes charging stations compatible with other vehicles in a parking lot off South Euclid Avenue.

CCOM and Group for the East End Partner on Septic Information Series

The programs are designed to encourage resident to install the new septic systems, which reduce nitrogen levels in ground and surface waters.

Sand Land Reaches Settlement Involving Eventual Closure of Mine

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday announced the Sand Land mine in Noyac will cease its operations within eight years.

Harbor Committee Continues To Resist Pool Near Ligonee Brook

The Sag Harbor Harbor Committee once again delayed action on a two-year-old application for a wetlands permit to build a 14-by-30-foot ozone-conditioned swimming pool less than 56 feet from wetlands overlooking Ligoneee Brook at 36 Fordham Street in Sag Harbor.

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.

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