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Feb
22
2013

In March, visitors to Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton will be able to sign up for seal-watching walks to catch a glimpse of the rotund mammals.

The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island will hold five walks on weekends next month, each lasting about two hours and covering a mile. The walks depart from the western end of the parking lot on Dune Road, and are suitable for children.

Depending on the...read more »

Jan
31
2013

Suffolk police are expected Thursday to announce the closure of East End trailers that house homeless sex offenders, as part of a plan that will involve the "most intense monitoring" of convicted sex offenders in the nation, a county legislator said.

Chief of Department James Burke will appear before the legislature's Public Safety Committee to detail a comprehensive plan to more closely monitor all 1,000 sex offenders registered in...read more »

Jan
22
2013

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) has invited the community to attend a Long Wharf Deed Transfer Ceremony and Dedication at noon on Friday, February 8, 2013 in front of B. Smith’s restaurant in Sag Harbor. On December 18, 2012 the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved Resolution 1181-2012, sponsored by Legislator Schneiderman, to transfer CR 81, Long Wharf to the Village of Sag Harbor.

The County‘s gift...read more »

Jan
14
2013

Suffolk County Legislator , I-Montauk, whose district covers the South Fork, was sworn in at the William H. Rogers Building in Hauppauge to his fifth two-year term last week.

“I am honored to serve and represent the South Fork again,” Schneiderman is quoted as saying in a statement from his office. “I will steadfastly fight for the interests of my district. I will continue to take aggressive steps toward preserving open space, reducing...read more »

Nov
27
2012

Jay Schneiderman, the Suffolk County legislator who represents the South Fork, is more than pleased with the final county budget, which was approved last week.

Schneiderman said the budget adopted Nov. 20 is good for the East End in many ways, namely because there is increased funding for dredging, equity in sales tax revenue distribution to East End police agencies and $218,500 designated for East End arts and culture. There is also...read more »

Oct
22
2012

They are scattered by the thousands on Long Island. Some are deemed a public hazard. All are considered a nuisance and a blight.

Double poles -- when a utility company installs a new pole near a damaged pole and leaves the old one in place -- trigger hundreds of constituent calls. Now legislators say a law passed last month in Suffolk County could help alleviate the problem.

The law requires utilities to remove their cables,...read more »

Oct
20
2012

A large group of federal, state, county and local officials huddled Friday in the small wooden building that once was the Flanders Club, keeping out of the rain and praising 20 years of work in protecting the Peconic Estuary.

As the officials spoke, the rain did what it always does in Flanders, washing down on the lands around Peconic Bay and gently working its way into the water.

The group included County Executive Steve...read more »

Oct
17
2012

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) and State Senator Ken LaValle today held a meeting at the Stony Brook Southampton Campus to promote a new law they sponsored which provides a tax incentive to builders and homeowners who construct energy efficient green buildings. The law passed in the Assembly 140-0 and in the State Senate 59-0.

The new law authorizes a local government or school district by local law, ordinance,...read more »

Oct
9
2012

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman recently succeeded in passing a bill, on September 13, to rid county roads of some 12,000 double utility poles marring the landscape along the highways and byways on this side of the Island. Despite the absurd number of these unsightly and redundant poles, it seems some local residents never noticed the poles or even knew they aren’t supposed to be this way.

“It’s basically like littering,”...read more »

Aug
31
2012

Shuffling summer traffic east.
In the latest efforts to reduce congestion on County Road 39, titled Phase 3, the stretch of road spanning two miles from the intersection at North Sea-Mecox Road in Southampton Village to the Flying Point/Hampton Road intersection in the hamlet of Water Mill is being widened to facilitate traffic eastbound.
Construction began on July 30 after the county received its federal aid to begin the...read more »

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