Environment

Landscaping Changes Approved for West Water Street Condos

It has been over a month since Amalgamated Bank, the mortgage lender that first funded the proposed West Water Street condominiums, took over official ownership of the development, recladding the building in cedar and moving it closer to completion after years of stasis.

Letters to the Editor 10/17/13

Something Wrong   Dear Editor: The Sag Harbor School District has just reported a net surplus of $2.8 million from the 2012-13 school taxes we've paid. Great! Good for...

Candidate Panel Discusses: Preservation Going Too Far?

Last Thursday evening, candidates for East Hampton Town Board and members of the public gathered at LTV Studios in Wainscott to address the question of preservation, and whether we have gone too far. The discussion was preceded by a screening of a film that showed footage of East Hampton in the 1920s and 1930s, which allowed the audience to see what has been lost and what’s been preserved. When candidates running for office this November in East Hampton Town took the stage afterwards, the unanimous sentiment was that the town has not gone too far, and some argued that it has not gone far enough.

Bob DeLuca

The president of Group for the East End talks about the new East End Medication Disposal Program which launches on October 21.

Bridgehampton Monopole Up for Public Hearing

Can you hear me now? If AT&T gets its way, that well known phrase will soon be a thing of the past for cell phone users trying to connect in Bridgehampton.

Letters to the Editor 10/10/13

4-Posters Don’t Work   Dear Bryan: In a letter to the editor on August 22, 2013, I cited by name and quoted from five science studies that...

Legislation For County Plan to Contend with Tick Borne Illnesses Adopted

With widespread incidents of tick-borne diseases reported each year, Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman of Montauk has introduced a resolution calling on the county’s vector control division to create a plan of concrete steps to address what he calls an “epidemic plaguing Suffolk County.” Vector Control was created by the county to prevent both mosquito and tick-borne illnesses, but has to date focused primarily on mosquitos. The division, which operates under the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, has an annual budget of $2.5 million that Schneiderman and others believe would be better spent elsewhere. On Tuesday, the county legislature voted to pass the resolution by a wide margin, with 16 legislators voting yes and one legislator, minority leader John M. Kennedy, abstaining.

Bob Schneider

The former principal of Pierson Middle/High School, talks about current Pierson Principal Jeff Nichols who will be honored at “The Best of the Hamptons,” the upcoming fundraising masquerade cocktail party at B. Smith’s to benefit a new joint venture between Youth Advocacy and Resource Development (The YARD Program) and the Sag Harbor Youth Center.

Candidates State Their Case at Noyac Civic Council

It’s not just fall that’s in the air these days…it’s also politics. With several races to be decided at the polls in early November, the Noyac Civic Council has been hosting candidates for local office at its meetings in the last two months.

Bellone & Schneiderman Sign Legislation to Further Reduce County Light Pollution

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman announced this week that Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed legislation to further reduce light pollution from county-owned...

East End Clinical Connection & Southampton Hospital Shine a Light on Mental Health

Over 26 percent of American adults suffer from a mental illness in a given year, according to estimates by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). That figure translates to roughly 57 million Americans who are affected by one or more mental disorders at any given time.

Wilkinson Proposes $69.96 Million Budget for 2014

Bill Wilkinson has introduced his fourth and final budget as East Hampton Town Supervisor, proposing a $69.96 million spending plan for 2014.

Letters to the Editor 10/03/13

Protecting Wildlife   To the Editor: In the September 18 Sag Harbor Express article ‘Schneiderman clears Hurtles for Turtles,’ there is an implication that the Friends...

Stony Brook Southampton Unveils State-of-the-Art Marine Sciences Center

With issues like flooding, depletion of shellfish and finfish populations and an increasing number of algal bloom events making news around the region, the overall health of the East End’s waterways — from ponds, streams and bays to the groundwater beneath our feet — have come into question. While many scientific questions remain regarding the causes and solutions of water degradation, a new marine research facility at Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus may play a key role in answering some of those questions right here in our own backyard. Last Friday, Stony Brook Southampton officially opened its new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).

East Hampton Town Board Candidates Debate Airport, Deer Management

Last Saturday afternoon, The Group for Good Government held an East Hampton town board candidate’s debate in the Cedar Street Emergency Services building. Among the participants was Democratic and Independence party candidate Larry Cantwell, who is retiring from his position as East Hampton Village administrator and at this moment, is running unopposed in November’s town supervisor’s race.

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Bay Street Seeks To Convince The Skeptics At Public Forum

Representatives of Bay Street Theater, who have found themselves the target of an increasingly skeptical, and at times hostile, public, sought to press the reset button at a forum on Saturday at which they discussed their plans for a permanent home, addressed questions about rumored property deals, and pledged to be more transparent moving forward.