The Mecox Cut, a man-made trench dug periodically between the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay, has been flowing for nearly 13 weeks, and closing it does not appear to be an option anytime soon because of the presence of endangered and threatened bird species.
East Hampton Town has pledged to help Sag Harbor implement a series of stormwater runoff abatement projects along Bay Street and in the Azurest neighborhood, using the town’s Community Preservation Fund revenues.
The Village of North Haven this season is working to establish a database to prove the effectiveness of its 4-poster program to kill ticks and reduce the incidence of tick-borne illnesses on the 2.7-square-mile peninsula between Shelter Island and Sag Harbor.
The South Ferry, along with The North Ferry, which provides rides to and from Greenport, has had to adjust its operations in the growing wave of effects from climate change
The appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting all mining activities at Sand Land pending the court’s decision on whether to issue its own order to prohibit mining at the Noyac sand mine.
Three wind energy development companies have asked the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to make the federally controlled sea floor off the South Fork available for wind farm leases.
The stream of Community Preservation Fund revenues in the five East End towns to support land and historic preservation as well as water quality projects fell by 27.4 percent to $29.42 million in the first five months in 2019 compared to the $40.53 million collected during the same period last year.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has urged the National Park Service to place the SANS neighborhoods of Sag Harbor on the National Register of Historic Places as rare post-World War II African-American beach communities.
A state supreme court judge in Albany last week declined to issue a temporary restraining order barring the implementation of new permit authorized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on June 5, allowing the Sand Land mine in Noyac to expand into a three-acre area called the “stump dump” and dig 40 feet deeper than the limit set by its last permit.
Against all expectations, the amount of sand six-mile stretch of ocean beach between Town Line Road and Flying Point Road has continued to increase over the years since a $26-million beach nourishment project was undertaken in 2013.
The first public hearings on the South Fork Wind Farm project brought residents from across Long Island to East Hampton on Tuesday to plead with the State Public Service Commission to make the smart choice when it comes to the Deepwater Wind proposal.
Aware there has been talk of opposition to a water quality improvement project the Town of Southampton is planning for Round Pond at Middle Line Highway, Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni appeared in person before the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday to ask it to postpone making any decision to approve or oppose the plan.
For the first time in memory if not ever, the Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor expressed its intention to deny a wetlands permit this week, deciding in a 4-1 poll on Monday to tell its environmental consultant to prepare a draft decision that would bar a wetlands setback waiver for a proposed pool in the rear yard of a house at 36 Fordham Street.
The Town of East Hampton announced last week it will be issuing a Request for Applications for interested persons to award grant funding for water quality improvement projects.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation listed 47 acres of East Hampton Airport on its “Superfund” site list on May 23.