Environment

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.”

‘Non-Toxic Landscape’ Proposed for Big Lot in Redwood

The Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor on Tuesday got a preview of plans to replace a house, pool and carport on what attorney Brian DeSesa called the second largest single-family residential property in the village of Sag Harbor.

Village Board Takes Step Forward on Long Wharf Plan

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday took a few steps forward in the proposed improvement plan for Long Wharf.
Bridget Fleming.

Cooperative Effort Leads to Pesticide Reduction

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced Tuesday a reduction in the amount of pesticides that would be sprayed in the area given the actual number of mosquitoes plaguing the coastline of Accabonac Harbor.

Topsoil Arrives at Sag Harbor’s Proposed Waterfront Park Site

Steven M. Mezynieski’s Southampton Excavation Co. delivered and spread topsoil on the property that will anchor the proposed John Steinbeck Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor, another step toward its purchase through the Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund.

Deepwater Wind Files Application with Public Service Commission

Deepwater Wind, the company that has proposed to build the 15-turbine South Fork Wind Farm some 30 miles off the coast of Montauk, filed its application on September 14 with the Public Service Commission.

In Latest Relief Effort, ARF Rescues Dogs from South Carolina

Staff members from ARF, as the shelter is known on the South Fork, returned Sunday from their second trip to hurricane-soaked Horry County, South Carolina, with 27 dogs displaced by the natural disaster. On their first trip last week, they rescued 25.

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...

As Anniversary Approaches, Residents Share Memories from Hurricane of 1938

“We heard a big bang and, the next thing we knew, the Presbyterian Church steeple was gone,” said Kathryn Gerecke, a Sag Harbbor resident who was 12 when the Hurricane of 1938 swept across Long Island. “It just blew down.”

DEC Calls on Sand Land to Stop Mining at Noyac Facility

After half a century of operation, “It’s not the end, but I hope it’s the beginning of the end” for the controversial Sand Land mine in Noyac, Assemblymen Fred. W. Thiele Jr. told the Noyac Civic Council Tuesday night.

Government Briefs: Blue Green Algae Detected in Fort Pond

Concerned Citizens of Montauk announced that water quality testing of Fort Pond in Montauk last week confirmed the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom, also known as blue-green algae, in a southern portion of the Pond.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Southold Cedar Beach Creek Habitat Earns Federal Funding

The Cedar Beach Creek Habitat Restoration Demonstration Project will receive almost half a million in federal grant funding, Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week.

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The East Hampton Town Board is considering a second proposal by the Tesla company to install an electric vehicle charging station — at no cost to taxpayers.

Editorial: Many Hands

The new leaders of the Sag Harbor Whalers understandably have a difficult time separating the collegiate league from the children who use the park on a more regular basis.

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.