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Injunction for Sand Land Mine

A State Supreme Court justice has approved Southampton Town's request for a preliminary injunction against Sand Land, a mine in Noyac owned by John Tintle, preventing the mine "from processing trees, brush, stumps, leaves and other clearing debris into topsoil or mulch and from storing, selling, or delivering mulch, topsoil, and wood chips."

Jun 18, 2020
Beach Restrictions Continue in Southampton

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman has extended an emergency order restricting town beaches and access roads to residents, legal renters, and valid permit holders through Saturday. The order, which suspends existing town laws due to a state of emergency declared in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is limited to five days. Mr. Schneiderman has been extending the order since it was originally issued on May 23, during Memorial Day weekend.

Jun 18, 2020
East End Officials Taken Aback by Cuomo's Criticism on Enforcement

Local officials appeared perplexed this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced on the South Fork.

Jun 18, 2020
East End Officials Taken Aback by Cuomo's Criticism on Enforcement

Local officials appeared perplexed this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced on the South Fork.

Jun 18, 2020
Democratic Primary Candidates Express Confidence

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Perry Gershon, and Nancy Goroff all see a tight race with one or two of their competitors. The winner Tuesday will challenge Representative Lee Zeldin to represent New York's First Congressional District.

Jun 18, 2020
Southampton Supervisor Fires Back at Governor

On Monday evening, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman released a letter sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in response his concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced in the Hamptons.

Jun 16, 2020
Early Voting Begins as Absentee Ballot Deadlines Near

Early voting in the Democratic primary election that will determine party’s candidates for president, New York’s First Congressional District, and the State Senate’s First District. Absentee ballot applications must be postmarked by Tuesday.

Jun 15, 2020
Governor to Sign Additional Policing Reforms

New measures will mandate tracking of race and ethnicity in all arrest data, and require "officers to report any weapons discharge within six hours" and to "provide mental and medical help for any person under arrest or any person in custody when they require it."

Jun 15, 2020
Cuomo Threatens Rollbacks in Response to Violations, Many in Hamptons, Manhattan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Sunday that the state received 25,000 complaints about social distancing violations at businesses, mostly at bars and restaurants, with Manhattan and the Hamptons leading the way.

Jun 14, 2020
Wind Farm Soil Work a Go

The town board voted to allow surveying for the transmission cable landing site in Wainscott.

Jun 11, 2020
Route 114 to Be Repaved in 2021 From East Hampton to North Haven

The New York State Department of Transportation will repave approximately eight miles of Route 114 between Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton and the South Ferry on North Haven, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle announced Tuesday.

Jun 11, 2020
Five Dems Vie for State Senate Nod

Five Democrats vying to represent District 1 in the New York State Senate faced off Monday night in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork. The incumbent, Kenneth P. LaValle, a Republican, announced his retirement in January after 44 years in office.

Jun 11, 2020