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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.