Town supervisors and village mayors from across the East End are proposing a regional initiative to address the increased pollution of surface and groundwater by the nitrogen released from cesspools and septic systems in a $100 million state fund that could provide rebates to homeowners.
The Springs School Board will have to cut more than $1 million from a preliminary 2015-16 spending plan unveiled on Feb. 9 in order to keep next year’s budget under the state mandated cap on tax levy increases.
The laughs were plentiful in Amagansett on a bitterly cold Friday night as Gordie George of the Parish of the Promised Land was crowned in the sixth annual pageant to raise money for the Donald T. Sharkey Memorial Community Fund.
Fire officials are reminding resident to make sure their carbon monoxide detectors are working and to pay attention to them, especially during cold weather when heating sources tend to malfunction. On Sunday, two people in Southampton Village could have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after they ignored an alarm.
A proposed year-round, nighttime flight curfew and a weekend ban on helicopters at East Hampton Airport from May 1 through September is causing concern about a ripple effect on East Hampton’s easternmost hamlet, where, it is feared, the privately owned Montauk Airport could become an alternative helicopter destination.