Suffolk County and the Group for the East End have partnered in a new effort to boost participation in the septic replacement incentive programs offered by the county and East End towns. The Group and the county have launched a new website, cleanwatercash.org, that offers detailed information about the low-nitrogen septic systems the county allows to be installed and the programs through which residents can have most or all of the costs covered through grant funding. The site contains a link to a full list of quotes of purchase and installation costs for all the advanced treatment systems now available ... 3 Dec 2019 by Michael Wright
The East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved an $81.9 million operating budget for 2020 that will hike the tax rate for residents by around 2 percent. Spending will go up about 2.1 percent, but the amount to be raised by taxes, $54,523,947, is up by slightly less than 3.18 percent. Because of credits for under-budgeting last year and other allowances, the town will still be just below the state-mandated cap on tax levy increases of 2 percent. The budget adopted on Tuesday afternoon included only a few minor changes to a spending plan introduced by Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc in ... by Michael Wright
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