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Political Briefs 02.20.20

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, and Shelter Island Supervisor Gerry Siller have endorsed Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni’s bid for the New York State Senate seat.

Feb 20, 2020
Pedal Plan Pushback in Montauk

One week after the principals of a bike-sharing company pitched the East Hampton Town Board on a trial program in Montauk this spring and summer, current and former owners of bicycle shops were among those pushing back on the idea. 

Feb 13, 2020
Profit, Potential in Cannabis Field

Hemp farmers and other members of  New York State’s emerging cannabis industry weighed in on the crop’s economic potential and the prospect of marijuana legalization at a forum in Sag Harbor on Saturday.     

Feb 13, 2020
Montauk Businesses Support Wastewater Plan

Sewerage for downtown would let store owners convert upper floors to affordable housing for seasonal workers.

Feb 13, 2020
Septic Tax Surprise Hits Homeowners­ Again

Employees of the Town of East Hampton, as well as owners of newly installed low-nitrogen septic systems, were struck by scenes of startling déjà vu last week.

Feb 13, 2020
Thiele Appointed to Rules Committee     

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has appointed Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. to serve on the Assembly Standing Committee on Rules.     

Feb 13, 2020
East Hampton Town Launches Corridor Study

The East Hampton Town Board will hold a meeting to launch the Springs-Fireplace Road Corridor Study on Feb. 27 at the East Hampton Library, at which a consulting team will present an overview and solicit public input. 

Feb 13, 2020
Meet the Dem Congressional Candidates

The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee will host a forum for candidates vying for their party’s nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District on Monday at 7 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott. 

Feb 13, 2020
Neonics Are ‘Hollowing Out Ecosystems,’ N.R.D.C. Reports

Neonicotinoid insecticides, also known as neonics, are doing more than killing bees and other insects in record numbers, according to a report issued last month by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an international environmental advocacy group.

Feb 6, 2020
Four Mayors Endorse Fleming  

Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming has announced that four village mayors have endorsed her campaign for New York’s First Congressional District. Jeff Sander of North Haven, Peter Sartorius of Quogue, Kathleen Mulcahy of Sag Harbor, and Don Louchheim of Sagaponack have endorsed her bid to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin, the campaign announced last Thursday.     

Feb 6, 2020
Pitch Trial Bike-Share Program in Montauk

The owners of PedalShare, a bicycle-sharing company that operates in South­ampton Village, Westhampton Beach, and Quogue, has plans to launch the program in East Hampton Village in the spring.

Feb 6, 2020
Of Capped Landfills and Contamination

During the presentation, which also included data on the former Montauk landfill, one Springs resident insisted that the consultants were downplaying the danger of contaminated drinking water.

Feb 6, 2020