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Aug
14
2012

Months after the Suffolk County Legislature and County Executive Steve Bellone approved the transfer, the deed to Windmill Beach was handed over to Sag Harbor Village on Aug. 2

Legislator Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, presented the document to the village trustees at the beach, which is next to the , another asset that the county is considering handing over to the village.

Schneiderman sponsored the resolution that authorized the...read more »

Aug
9
2012

It won't go down in history as a real estate bargain to rival the sale of Manhattan to the Dutch, but last week Suffolk County officials turned over a windmill and an adjoining small sandy beach to the village of Sag Harbor for one dollar, then agreed to waive the fee.

The property -- one-third of an acre standing next to Long Wharf and the Bay Street Theatre in the heart of the village -- is not a beach for swimming, but does offer a...read more »

Jul
10
2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has repealed the “twilight” fees at Smith Point in Shirley and Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton. The $4 fee at the county beaches, charged for visitors between 5 and 8 p.m.—previously a free time to enjoy the beaches—had been in effect since June 23 and had angered a number of politicians as well as residents. Last week, legislation was introduced by Suffolk County Legislators Kate Browning and Jay...read more »

Jul
10
2012

Suffolk County has repealed a $4 "twilight" parking fee at two county beaches after weeks of receiving emails and phone calls from residents angered by the new fees.

The announcement was delivered by Legis. Kate Browning (D-Shirley) and Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) at a rally at Smith Point Marina in Shirley, where a crowd of more than 100 protesters had gathered to blast the new fee, which had been put in place June 23....read more »

Jun
9
2012

The Suffolk County Transit Bus has expanded its Sunday and holiday service on two major East End lines. The pilot program is the product of legislation sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), and it will impact the S92 and 10C lines. The S92 bus line runs from Orient Point to East Hampton, making stops in Sag Harbor, Water Mill, Southampton Village, Hamptons Bays, Flanders and Riverhead. The 10C line connects East...read more »

May
31
2012

Sunday bus service has returned to the East End and will last one month longer than last year, when the Suffolk County Legislature first approved a special surcharge on the two lines during the week, to pay for it.

Started as an experimental program — there was no Sunday bus service on the North or South forks before it began — the buses ran for 11 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, drawing a total of 5,861 riders. A 50-cent...read more »

Apr
4
2012

The Suffolk County Water Authority has sold its first piece of surplus land and is putting on the market a half-dozen other vacant tracts, including a million dollar-plus parcel overlooking Lake Montauk.

The first tract to sell was one-acre for $240,000 in Lake Ronkonkoma on Center Street, late last month to Campo Brothers developers of Port Jefferson.

The authority will put out a request for proposals next week on two...read more »

Mar
15
2012

Sag Harbor's village board has cracked open the door to creating the first new ferry service in Suffolk County in decades -- a water taxi that would run between the South Fork village and Greenport on the North Fork.

Village officials in Greenport Friday night are expected to discuss giving their approval to the project as well. The Suffolk Legislature -- which would have to approve the route and set the fares -- is already reviewing...read more »

Feb
14
2012

Southampton Town's ambitious plan to revitalize the Riverside / Flanders area may get a boost from Suffolk County with early talk of a newly constructed road and traffic improvements to the nearby traffic circle.

Bill Hillman, Suffolk County Public Works' chief engineer, presented a plan at a town board work session last week that would alter the traffic circle that leads into and out of Riverleigh and Lake avenues, County Road 94,...read more »

Feb
13
2012

Reacting to resident outcry, a Suffolk lawmaker wants to halt the county’s planned closure of Railroad Avenue in East Moriches — a move that was intended to accommodate a commercial development project.

Department of Public Works officials had proposed late last year to close the road’s eastern end, blocking a residential neighborhood’s access to Montauk Highway. DNF Realty is set to build a 6,750-square-foot office and retail complex...read more »

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