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Surprise Tax Due After Septic Grants

Homeowners in a Suffolk County grant program to defray the installation costs of nitrogen-reducing septic systems got an unwelcome surprise in recent weeks — 1099 forms to report it as income.

Mar 14, 2019
Montauk Library Plans $7.5 Million Update

The Montauk Library is preparing for its first expansion and renovation since construction of its current building in 1991.

Mar 14, 2019
Town Not Liable for Erosion West of Montauk Jetties

A 2018 jury trial and verdict concluding that the Town of East Hampton was responsible for erosion west of the jetties at Montauk Harbor was overturned on Friday, when a judge granted the town's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, overruling the $356,000 in damages awarded to seven property owners.

Mar 19, 2019
East Hampton Teens Call for Climate Action

Perhaps the greatest lesson, for students of all ages, is that one person really can make a difference.

Mar 18, 2019
D.E.C. to Let Sand Land Mine Stay Open

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and environmental advocates blasted a deal that rolls back the timing and circumstances under which the industrial mine in Noyac has to close.

Mar 18, 2019
Planting the Seeds of Compassion

The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, a Buddhist monk and professor, has returned to the Ross School in East Hampton for a weeklong visit to share the message of compassion.

Mar 21, 2019
Questions About School Bus Depot

The East Hampton Town Planning Board had a lot to say about lot-line modifications for a planned school bus depot on Springs-Fireplace Road at a March 13 meeting.

Mar 21, 2019
Showdown Over Septic Tax Forms

The Suffolk County executive’s office has formally asked Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. to rescind the 1099 tax forms his office sent to homeowners who took advantage of a county grant program that helps pay for the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems.

Mar 21, 2019
Sag Harbor Passes Septic Law

A law requiring low-nitrogen septic systems for all new residences, for existing buildings — including commercial ones — that expand their floor area by 25 percent, and for nonresidential properties that require site plan review was adopted by the Sag Harbor Village Board on March 12.

Mar 21, 2019
Musicians See Threat in Entertainment Permit Revisions

Musicians and owners of venues that host live music fear that proposed changes to East Hampton Town Code could silence them and stifle performance opportunities, and the revenue that comes with them.

Mar 21, 2019
Village Eyes Summer Ban on Leaf Blowers

East Hampton Village is considering laws that would vastly restrict the use of gas-powered leaf blowers and other landscaping equipment in the summer months and require landscapers to obtain licenses.

Mar 21, 2019
Furniture Showroom Planned on Skimhampton

The owners of Brass and Burl, an online store for high-end furniture and home décor, are planning a showroom on part of the Franklin Triangle, a wedge-shaped property between Skimhampton Road and Montauk Highway in East Hampton.

Mar 21, 2019