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  • Lawmakers consider legal action over the county comptroller's highly controversial decision to send 1099 tax forms to homeowners who were told they would not be taxed for taking advantage of a county program for new, environmentally friendly septic systems.
  • The settlement is a sharp about-face from the D.E.C.’s ruling last September that ordered Sand Land to stop its mining operations when its permit expired in November and remediate the site by 2020. Now that might not happen until at least 2028.
  • A bipartisan group of county legislators has joined the Suffolk County executive’s office in turning up the heat on County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. for his unilateral decision to send 1099 tax forms to homeowners who participated in an innovative septic-system upgrade program designed to help protect the area’s water supply.
  • Attending the prom can be a milestone moment for high school students, but also a pricey one. With that in mind, the Suffolk County Library System is expanding its programs to help make the experience more affordable.
  • The East Hampton School Board concluded its fourth and final budget workshop on Tuesday still hewing to the expectation it will not pierce the state-mandated cap on tax levy increases in the upcoming school year.
  • The Shed Workspace, a women’s-only co-working place that began as a Tuesday pop-up at Estia’s Little Kitchen, is graduating on April 8 to a five-day-a-week permanent location just up the road in Sag Harbor to meet what its founders describe as an enthusiastic demand from its patrons.
  • The Suffolk County executive’s office has formally asked Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. to rescind the 1099 tax forms his office sent to homeowners who took advantage of a county grant program that helps pay for the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems.
  • On Tuesday, Mr. Cohen will be the moderator for the East End for Opportunity’s forum Driving in East Hampton: What You Need to Know, which will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.
  • Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and environmental advocates blasted a deal that rolls back the timing and circumstances under which the industrial mine in Noyac has to close.
  • Homeowners in a Suffolk County grant program to defray the installation costs of nitrogen-reducing septic systems got an unwelcome surprise in recent weeks — 1099 forms to report it as income.

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  • Gregory Metzger, coordinator for the South Fork Natural History Museum's Shark Research and Education program, uses just a rod and reel to catch the juvenile great whites that were tagged and studied the past few years to establish, for the first time ever, that Long Island's waters are the only confirmed nursery area for great whites in the North Atlantic.