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‘Last Mile’ Bus Service Secured for LIRR’s South Fork Commuter Runs

With just weeks to go before the Long Island Rail Road’s “South Fork Commuter Connection” train service begins on March 4, the Southampton Town Board on Tuesday agreed to contract with the Hampton Jitney and the Hampton Hopper bus service to provide “last mile” transportation to and from the Bridgehampton and Southampton train stations to and from local employment centers, including downtown Sag Harbor and Pierson Middle-High School.

Southampton Town Board Adopts Affordable Apartment Law

The Southampton Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow homeowners with lots as small as half an acre — but only in “Census-designated” areas with populations of less than 500 people per square mile — to build accessory apartments in their single-family homes.

East Hampton Town Announces Plan to Combat Dust

East Hampton Town officials announced a plan this week to combat recent dust “storms” in Amagansett, where high winds resulted in dust particulates blanketing parts of Amagansett, prompting an outcry for aid from residents and business owners alike.

SOFO Presents Shark Research Update

The South Fork Natural History Museum Shark Research and Education Program will present a talk on Saturday, January 26, with Greg Metzger, the program’s Chief Field and Education Coordinator, at 10:30 a.m. at SOFO in Bridgehampton.

Dredging’s Shadow Darkens Happy Images of Havens Beach

The dumping of gritty spoil full of rocks, iron, coal and artifacts on Havens Beach in 2017cast a dark shadow over an otherwise cheery “Field Trip to Havens Beach” slide show that the Friends of Havens Beach presented Sunday to a packed house at the John Jermain Library.

Sag Harbor Village Board To Meet on Pending Septic, Waterways Proposals

The Sag Harbor Village Board will hold a work session on Wednesday, January 23, at 2 p.m. at village hall. to review two proposed local laws. One would require “innovative and alternative" septic systems for new construction and major repairs of existing septic systems. The other would update the village waterways law.

Town Hall Leak Forces Early Start to Planned Disruption for New HVAC System

Some of the disruption at Southampton Town Hall expected over the next two years as new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are installed has already begun because of a leaky wall.

Government: New Round of Water Quality Applications in Southampton, Dust Bowl in Amagansett

The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019, it announced in a press release issued this week. 

Zoning Board Weighs Variances for Hampton Street Office Complex

One of the issues is the impact that paved, impermeable surfaces such as blacktop has on a property, versus permeable surfaces such as paving stones.

Hampton Hopper Recommended To Provide Last Mile Service for Commuters

The Hamptons Hopper bus service has been recommended to provide the “last mile” shuttle in East Hampton for the South Fork Commuter Connection — a commuter rail and bus service East Hampton and Southampton towns plan to launch in March in an effort to reduce traffic congestion.

Grant Denial Stalls Plan To Renovate Long Wharf

Following the rejection of Sag Harbor’s application for about $2.5-million in state waterfront revitalization funds, the village’s approximately $3-million, long-discussed plan to restore and renovate Long Wharf appears to be on hold while the Village Board ponders how to pay for it.

Harbor Panel Asks To Be Asked To Review Havens Beach Drainage Plan

A news report in last week’s Expressthat the Village of Sag Harbor planned to enlarge the outflow pipe and remove invasive phragmites by this summer at the Havens Beach end of the municipal drainage swale prompted members of the Harbor Committee on Monday to wonder if they shouldn’t be asked to verify that the plan complies with the village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

Review Board Takes Issue with Sag Harbor Cinema’s Roof Deck Plan

Last Thursday, when the cinema’s representatives went before the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review for a public hearing, they hit a rough patch.

Architects Have Confrontation Over Proposed Size of Townhouse Project

Architects representing Save Sag Harbor and developer Jay Bialsky last Thursday, January 10, clashed publicly over the details of Mr. Bialsky’s proposal to build a complex of two waterfront townhouses at 2 West Water Street, one containing two large condo units and the other containing one.

Audit Results Will Likely Have Impact on Sag Harbor School Budget

An auditor’s 2018 report calling for the Sag Harbor School District to ramp up oversight in its business department will likely have an impact on the district’s bottom line.

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East Hampton Democrats Pick Slate, Endorse Incumbents

The committee endorsed Andrew Strong for town justice, nominated five incumbents to run for town trustee and endorsed a Republican trustee who is seeking re-election.

North Haven Likely To End Fall Leaf Pick-Up after 2019; Bans Seaplanes from Beaches

The Village of North Haven’s fall leaf pick-up in 2019 will probably be its last, Mayor Jeff Sander said at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting. Ending the leaf pick-up beginning in 2020 is the only way to resolve the fundamental unfairness of a program that benefits only people who live on public roads but costs all taxpayers a total of $45,000 to $50,000, he said.