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  • Revenues from the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund are down nearly 6 percent for the first seven months of 2016 as compared to 2015.
  • When Mayor Sandra Schroeder addressed a crowd gathered under a tent on Long Wharf for the Party for the Park in July, she said they were making history. In her 20 years in local government and her conversations with officials elsewhere, she found that “nobody has ever thrown a fund-raiser for a village project,” she said.

  • Southampton Town is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety along Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, but a $700,000 state grant earmarked for crosswalk improvements and lighting enhancements is not as readily available as initially thought.
  • Efforts are under way to convince the Southampton Town Board to use the community preservation fund to end the possibility of development on the 13.3-acre parcel off Montauk Highway known as the Bridgehampton Gateway despite the fact the principal owner has made it clear she does not want to sell it.

  • Officers called out to address complaints about pedestrian safety on Bridgehampton's Main Street busted a man heading to Montauk with 300 vials of liquid concentrated cannabis and 150 pre-made individually packaged marijuana-laced edible goods.
  • Two people were airlifted after accidents over the weekend.
  • In an effort to find ways to reduce the town’s energy load, an initiative set forth in the town’s comprehensive and sustainability plans, the board is considering changes that would relax property clearing restrictions to allow more area for solar energy systems as an accessory use.
  • Southampton Town officials are taking action to clean up a blighted south-of-the-highway property in Bridgehampton that neighbors claim has been abandoned for eight years and left to attract mosquitos, rats, raccoons, and squatters.
  • Donald Trump’s visit to East Hampton last weekend left a few unhappy people in its wake, angry that they could not get to a village beach near the house where he was speaking.
  • An East Hampton woman who was seriously injured on Aug. 6 when she and her boyfriend were struck by a car as they stood on the side of Sunrise Highway has had eight surgical procedures since the accident.

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