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Surging Home Sales Fuel Record Income for Preservation Fund

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund reported $45.43 million in revenues through May of this year, the highest five-month total in the fund's 22-year history. The money comes from a 2-percent transfer tax on real estate sales and provides money for land preservation, water quality improvement, and the protection of maritime heritage.

Jul 3, 2020
Drive to Create New Village of Wainscott

Wainscott residents angry at what they consider unequal treatment by the East Hampton Town Board are using the July 4 holiday to launch a petition to establish an incorporated village.

Jul 2, 2020
Wind Farms Cited as Boon to Economy in New Ad

The New York League of Conservation Voters has launched an advertising campaign that paints the nascent offshore wind industry as integral to economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The commercial, which is appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News channel in the Long Island area as well as on News12 and online, specifically refers to the proposed South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine, 130-megawatt installation that has been rebranded South Fork Wind and would be situated approximately 35 miles off Montauk.

Jul 2, 2020
Quarantine Order Comes Down to Signs

New York airports are being asked to alert passengers to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's executive order requiring a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from states with high Covid-19 rates.

Jul 2, 2020
Primary Results Won't Be Known for Weeks

In New York's First Congressional District, an unofficial count of votes cast in person on June 23 or during the early voting period has Perry Gershon, the Democrats' 2018 nominee leading the four-person primary race with 5,166 votes.

Jul 2, 2020
East Hampton Town Workers Return to Offices

In another milestone as Long Island emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, East Hampton Town employees returned to their offices on Monday. The move came as the region progresses through the third of a four-phase reopening following the March shutdown of activity at municipal and commercial sites.

Jul 2, 2020
Easing Stress on the Environment, One Flush at a Time

The first installation on East Hampton Town property of an innovative alternative septic system was completed on Friday at the public restroom at the rear of Amagansett’s municipal parking lot. I/A septic systems, as they are known for short, are designed to reduce the amount of nitrogen discharged into the environment.

Jun 30, 2020
East Hampton Town Sues to Stop Sand Mine Expansion

The town has filed court papers against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservaiton and Sand Highway L.L.C. over the D.E.C.'s issuance of an amended permit allowing excavation below the groundwater table and creation of an approximately six-acre lake at the Middle Highway, East Hampton, site. 

Jun 29, 2020
County and State Show Progress in Latest Phase of Reopening

On Sunday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Covid-19 data are still looking good as Long Island continues the first full week of phase three of N.Y. Forward, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's economic reopening plan.

Jun 28, 2020
A Primary Unlike Any in History

Tuesday’s Democratic primary election was unlike any in memory: Instead of a result before midnight, voters will likely wait weeks to know who will challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo in the State Senate’s First District.

Jun 25, 2020
Zeldin With Trump for Tulsa Rally

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York's First Congressional District, who is among President Trump's most devoted supporters in Congress, accompanied the president to his rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday. 

Jun 25, 2020
East Hampton Town Ups the Energy Initiative

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to engage the advocacy group Renewable Energy Long Island to further the Energize East Hampton initiative, a multifaceted program to transition from fossil fuel to energy derived from renewable sources. The contract is to be in effect as of Wednesday. 

Jun 25, 2020