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Aug
21
2013

With hints at gambling, admission charges, drinking and running commercial enterprises in residential homes, residents from the Harbor Boulevard area in Springs appeared before the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday night, seeking relief from what they believe is a neighborhood blight – volleyball games.

The games draw more than 50 people per outing and, according to Silvia Rea, whose property is adjacent to one site, run three days...read more »

Aug
21
2013

Suffolk County, New York, Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) introduced a bill on July 30, 2013 to establish strict guidelines for the use of methoprene within estuaries in Suffolk County. Methoprene, an insect growth regulator, is commonly used in mosquito control programs, but is highly toxic to estuarine invertebrates, including crabs and lobsters, which are the backbone of the fishing industry along the East coast. This bill follows...read more »

Aug
20
2013

Housing for homeless sex offenders has been removed from two towns in Suffolk County.

Westhampton, NY – August 19, 2013 – The Westhampton and Riverside trailers formerly used by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to house homeless sex offenders have been disconnected and removed from their sites, according to an email from Acting Suffolk County Department of Social Services Commissioner John O’Neill to Legislator Jay...read more »

Aug
19
2013

WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Lawmakers say trailers once used to house sex offenders on eastern Long Island have been hauled away after years of controversy led officials to find new lodging for the men.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst announced the development Monday. The trailers had been in the Riverside and Westhampton areas.

The trailers were initially installed in 2007....read more »

Aug
13
2013

Suffolk County has approved having a county veterans affairs specialist work out of Southampton Town offices, a move officials believe will provide better access to benefits and services for East End veterans, their spouses, dependents and survivors.

Both the Suffolk County Legislature and Southampton Town board unanimously passed the joint service agreement to station one of Suffolk’s veterans services officers in Southampton.

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Aug
12
2013

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) has introduced a new bill aimed at restricting the use of the pesticide Methoprene within county estuaries.

Locally, Methoprene is used to control mosquitoes breeding in estuaries, along with several types of ants, flies, lice, moths, beetles and fleas, according to the Cornell Cooperative Extension toxicology network.

The bill, introduced July 30, proposes strict...read more »

Aug
12
2013

(Montauk, NY) Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) introduced a bill on July 30, 2013, to establish strict guidelines for the use of Methoprene within estuaries in Suffolk County.

Methoprene, an insect growth regulator, is considered a biochemical pesticide that is acutely toxic to estuarine invertebrates, including valuable food and commercial species like crabs and lobsters. Environmental Protection Agency studies...read more »

Aug
12
2013

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) introduced a bill on July 30, 2013, to establish strict guidelines for the use of Methoprene within estuaries in Suffolk County.

Methoprene, an insect growth regulator, is considered a biochemical pesticide that is acutely toxic to estuarine invertebrates, including valuable food and commercial species like crabs and lobsters. Environmental Protection Agency studies have found that...read more »

Aug
8
2013

The Riverhead Town Board is discussing Southampton Town’s proposal for a footbridge across the Peconic River into downtown Riverhead at its work session Thursday.

Vince Taldone, president of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, is speaking before the board on the proposal, which his organization and Legislator Jay Schneiderman has pushed as part of an overall effort to jump-start business development in the...read more »

Aug
6
2013

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman has introduced a bill calling for Suffolk County to restrict where and when it uses pesticides to control mosquito populations around tidal marshes.

The bill would limit the use of a chemical pesticide known as methoprene over or near tidal waters, where it has been blamed by fishermen and environmentalists for killing or deforming some aquatic animals like crabs and lobsters. If adopted, the...read more »

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