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Diana Weir

Talking Housing with Diana Weir

On June 1, Southampton Town gained a new voice for affordable housing when Diana Weir joined the town’s staff as Director of Housing. A Wainscott resident and former East Hampton Town Board member who


At the East Hampton Airport in September.

East Hampton Asks Supervisors & Mayors to Support FAA Changes

The East Hampton Town Board is publicly asking members of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association to reach out to federal lawmakers to support an amendment to FAA legislation to clarify the East


Riverhead Town Board candidates Michele Lynch, Catherine Kent and Laura Jens-Smith at EPCAL Tuesday morning.

Riverhead Democratic Candidates Call For Investigation into Luminati, Walter

The three Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board are calling for an “internal investigation by an outside agency” into Town Supervisor Sean Walter’s relationship with Luminati Aerospace, the firm in negotiations with the town to


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear East Hampton Airport Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the Town of East Hampton’s petition for certiorari, which had asked the court to uphold the town’s three local laws limiting aircraft noise at East Hampton Airport


The shuttered former Walmart at the East End of Route 58 could soon be a cinema.

Riverhead Cinema Project On A Roll

The owners of one of Riverhead’s oldest shopping centers are going full steam ahead on plans to repurpose the shopping center with a new cineplex and restaurants, as they work with Regal Cinemas on


Uber Hamptons

Suffolk County Signs on to State Ridesharing Agreement, Paving Way for Uber & Lyft

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday that Suffolk County will officially participate in the statewide ride-sharing program that was recently signed into law as part of the New York State budget. Mr. Bellone said


It takes many hands, and many ideas, to find solutions for the East End’s housing crisis. Southampton Town took one such step in May.

Southampton Closes Housing Loophole

A loophole in New York State’s Long Island Workforce Housing Act has cost Southampton Town 14 affordable houses since the program was adopted in 2009, but, with the help of enabling legislation from New


On Cutchogue's Oregon Road, mid-April

Southold Tries to Define Agriculture

Southold Town is known for its expansive farmland, but its town code has been silent for years on many modern agricultural practices. This Tuesday, April 25, the town adopted 13 definitions of modern agricultural practices,


Lee Zeldin and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy at Sunday's community forum.

Lee Zeldin Pops Up in Northampton

After months of urging from his constituents, Congressman Lee Zeldin held a marathon series of three town hall community forums on Sunday throughout the First Congressional District. Mr. Zeldin took the stage at the first


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

Supreme Court Asks for Further Briefing on East Hampton Airport Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has asked for further briefing on East Hampton Town’s petition for the country’s highest court to hear their case on whether the town can enact rules at its municipally owned airport. East


The Grumman Boulevard entrance to the Enterprise Park at Calverton.

Riverhead Intends to Sell EPCAL to Luminati Aerospace

The long-languishing former Grumman manufacturing plant that the U.S. Navy gave to Riverhead Town’s Industrial Development Agency in 1998 could soon be in the hands of ultralight aircraft manufacturer Luminati Aerospace, which purchased the 16-acre


At 41 North Phillips Avenue.

Southampton Town Unanimously Approves Zone Change for Speonk Workforce Housing

The Southampton Town Board voted unanimously March 28 to approve a zone change that would allow a new affordable housing complex in Speonk. The Speonk Commons mixed-use retail and 38-unit workforce housing project is proposed


1998 BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY AERIAL

Schumer: Trump Budget Slashes Funding for Brookhaven National Lab

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget proposal would substantially cut funding for the Department of Energy, which Senator Charles Schumer says will “decimate” Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Upton Department of Energy campus that employs nearly 3,000 scientists,


At the East Hampton Airport in September.

East Hampton Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Airport Noise Case

East Hampton Town today filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision over the town’s proposed airport noise regulations “that would rob East Hampton and thousands of other local


Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell gave his State of the Town address Thursday evening.

Scott Russell: Southold Earns Clean Energy Community Designation, Pledges More Work on Affordable Housing

Southold Town has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for “its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally,” said Town


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