The Vision’s Official: Town Board Adopts Hampton Bays Overlay District Code
The Hampton Bays business district. DANA SHAW
The Hampton Bays business district. DANA SHAW
Kitty Merrill on Feb 26, 2020
Southampton Town Councilwoman Julie Lofstad said she’s confident that the Hampton Bays Downtown Overlay District — which was approved by the Town Board on Tuesday night — will ultimately benefit... more
Police officers who are employed by the village and town police departments of the East End are some of the most highly trained in New York State, if not the country. Police unions have worked very hard to secure the proper compensation and benefits to ensure that every police officer is cared for during and after their career. These negotiations also reflect the professional service these officers give to each of the communities they serve. To help reduce costs, police unions already have agreed to allow non-union, part-time officers to work during peak summer months to offset the increased population ... by Staff Writer
When I was in high school (in the mid-1950s), my Social Studies/Geography teacher was pointing to the Indochina Peninsula as the next place where a war would be fought. In reflection, many years ago, I am struck at her foresight. How did she know this? She was instructing the class about how the United States was a self-sufficient country. When asked what she meant by that, she replied that the United States had everything it needs to sustain itself: iron and steel, coal, oil, glass, and even rubber trees and many other raw materials needed to produce whatever the country ... by Staff Writer
The signs on Route 27 that usually warn of an accident up ahead or tell people not to text while driving were announcing, alternatively, “Stay Home” and “Stop The Spread.” Along Montauk Highway, restaurant after restaurant was shut down, many with hand-drawn signs posted about takeout being available. At a supermarket, people were wearing face masks. In front of a grocery store in Westhampton Beach, a crowd had gathered and items were being sold, to one customer at a time, from a table outside. Driving home, I passed the Southampton Full Gospel Church, with a sign in front of it: ... by Staff Writer
Perhaps the East End government enforcement agencies should start an impossible task: locating all New York City residents who seek shelter in our East End communities from the coronavirus epicenter, who have been renting and living in their summer homes, and enforcing an edict that they go into a 14-day quarantine. Any ideas of a plan for this? Joseph Chiarello Hampton Bays by Staff Writer
Maureen’s Haven at First Presbyterian Church of Southampton has come to another end of a successful season. Thank you for providing your services to the First Presbyterian Church. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation to the community for a job well done and for making it possible to host the guest alternate Saturday nights from November 1 to April 1. You have truly been a blessing to this program and our community. I am looking forward to your help in the 2020-21 season. The season starts in November, and I am always looking ... by Staff Writer
Your article states: “Dr. [Christopher] Gobler’s assessment of the groundwater flow was in direct contradiction to the opinion offered by consultant Pio Lombardo on behalf of the applicant” [“Planning Board Approves Day Camp On Little Fresh Pond After Years Of Debate,” 27east.com, March 17]. As stated in my testimony and in the reports I prepared that are part of the project’s public record, my opinion was based upon the day camp property groundwater and Little Fresh Pond elevation measurements at multiple locations and at multiple times. The data clearly illustrate that groundwater on the camp property flows to the southwest, ... by Staff Writer
From Channel 12 and mailed notices from our village government, I can see that our young mayor, Jesse, is very alert to the dangers and problems of our village. But has he made arrangements for paper ballots to be distributed to all our village residents? Otherwise, we can’t vote for trustees, etc., this June. And, more important, we will not be able to vote for a new president of the United States next November. It is obviously important — no, essential — to work on saving our lives. But what will our lives be worth if we don’t save our ... by Staff Writer
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