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A plan to rehab the historic Canoe Place Inn and build 40 town homes across the Shinnecock Canal moved forward this week, though the developer said he’s open to the possibility of making changes to the project.
The town board Tuesday night voted 5-0 to close the public hearing on a draft environmental report. This allows the final environmental impact statement to be prepared and submitted...Read more »
Southampton Village’s two-year-old ban on plastic bags was honored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation Tuesday during the 10th annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards.
The ban, passed by the village in 2011, prohibits single-use plastic grocery-sized shopping bags. “The village’s ordinance has achieved a 98 percent compliance rate by retailers, restaurants and...Read more »
A Southampton house engulfed in a fire Wednesday night had been cited this summer for illegally housing 20 people, including seven in the basement, town officials said last night.
The house at 18 Greenfield Rd. in Shinnecock Hills caught fire Wednesday night and was the site of an explosion, Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said in a statement.
Two occupants of the house were...Read more »
An in-ground pool, patio and deck at an East Quogue home might have to be torn up after Southampton voters rejected a proposal that would have lifted the restriction against building on a portion of the property, the town attorney said.
Southampton voters shot down the proposal, which would have put an open space easement on a separate, slightly larger piece of land at 154 Maggie Dr., by a...Read more »
Sag Harbor School District voters approved two bond propositions that will pay for $9 million in school improvements.
“I am very pleased for this community and our students,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Carl Bonuso said in a statement. “We worked as a team to provide our students with what they need to succeed.”
Proposition 1, to raise $7.35 million, passed Wednesday night, 740-369....Read more »
A proposal that would ban political committee members from serving on Southampton land use boards failed on a split vote yesterday, but might be resurrected after a new town board majority takes power in January, the resolution’s sponsor said.
Councilwoman Christine Scalera, a Republican, and Councilman Jim Malone, a Conservative, defeated the measure on a 2 to 2 vote.
Scalera said the...Read more »
A proposal to ban political committee members from serving on Southampton land use boards will be heard after all.
The town board Tuesday night voted 4-1 to schedule a Nov. 12 public hearing on the prohibition plan. A similar effort failed to get enough support for a public hearing in September.
The bill is sponsored by Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, the lone Democrat on the board, who...Read more »
Developers who want to remake the historic Canoe Place Inn, along with 40 condos on the other side of the Shinnecock Canal, asked for a short-term delay before the Southampton Town Board votes on it.
The plans by Gregg and Mitchell Rechler were scheduled to be heard Tuesday by the town board, but the hearing was delayed after the request.
Jim Morgo, a consultant for the developers, said...Read more »
The Southampton School District will hold another community meeting Wednesday night to discuss the proposed merger with the Tuckahoe School District amid concerns by town residents over an increase in taxes.
The meeting will take place at the Rogers Memorial Library on Windmill Lane at 7 p.m. Another community meeting was scheduled Oct. 21.
“There is certainly some vocal opposition,”...Read more »