Government

New York State is pitching in to help the Village of Sagaponack refurbish the historic Sagg Bridge, work that will not only provide much-needed rehabilitation, but also maintain the area’s fiercely protected rural character.
With 1,800 absentee ballots counted, Anna Throne-Holst leads David Calone by 319 votes in Democratic primary race.
A long-awaited description of projects the Army Corps of Engineers proposes to undertake excludes Montauk from the numerous south shore beaches where full restoration is planned.
Eight days after Democratic Party voters went to the polls to nominate a candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives, the contest between Anna Throne-Holst and Dave Calone was still undecided, with almost 2,000 absentee ballots yet to be counted.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last week that New York State has awarded $150,000 for improved hiking trails and expanded vehicle access in Napeague State Park.
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control conducted aerial application of mosquito larvicides at salt marshes on the South Fork including Accabonac Harbor and Napeague yesterday. Weather permitting, the application is to continue today.
The Fourth of July weekend in East Hampton Town was “major, very busy,” Supervisor Larry Cantwell said at a board meeting on Tuesday, but “there were no calamities, no serious crimes. Overall I think we managed to get through the weekend reasonably well.”
The owners of Tiina the Store on Amagansett Main Street submitted a preliminary site plan to the East Hampton Town Planning Board June 22 proposing major changes for the back of the property. The reaction of the board, while not icy, was cool to at least one aspect of the proposal.
Following a storm of protest over the installation last year of new overhead high-voltage electric lines in East Hampton by PSEG Long Island, the state has passed legislation that could pave the way for future utility lines to be installed underground instead.