DEC Project Manager Jared Donaldson at the May 28 informational meeting.
Hampton Bays Southampton Top Stories

Hampton Bays Cleanup Highlights Complexity of PFAS Remediation

Pictured Above: DEC Project Manager Jared Donaldson at the May 28 informational meeting. As communities across the country decide how they will remove perfluorinated compounds from drinking water and contaminated soils, a cleanup surrounding the Hampton Bays Fire Department headquarters on Montauk Highway highlights the complex layers of bureaucracy underlying the removal of so-called “forever chemicals.” The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is currently seeking public comment
News Southampton

Hampton Bays Morning Traffic Program Returns

Southampton Town Police and Highway Departments will launch the Canoe Place Traffic Reduction Program on April 1, aimed at addressing the growing traffic congestion in the community.  On weekdays between the hours of 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., the traffic light at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Canoe Place Road will be set to flash, and no left turns will be permitted at that intersection.  Other traffic lane modifications will
Climate Change Southampton Top Stories

Southampton Approves Climate Action Plan

Pictured Above: At the end of Long Neck Boulevard in Flanders on Oct. 29, 2012, the day after Superstorm Sandy. The Southampton Town Board approved an ambitious Climate Action Plan in a contentious 3-2 vote Thursday evening, Dec. 21, setting the town up to be able to take advantage of a portion of $522 billion in federal aid for local climate change readiness. The vote came after two days of
Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside park property
Business Government Riverhead Riverside Southampton

Riverhead Has Reservations about Riverside Redevelopment as Sewer District Formation Continues

Pictured Above: Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside Maritime Trail Park property The Southampton Town Board will continue to hear public comments on the environmental review of its proposed Riverside sewage treatment plant in January, as the town prepares further documentation for the creation of the sewer district. The lack of a sewage treatment plant has long seen by Riverside redevelopment advocates as
Dune Road flooding
Climate Change Southampton

A Mixed Response to Southampton Climate Plan

Pictured Above: A warning sign from Dune Road in Hampton Bays. As billions of dollars in federal money from the Inflation Reduction Act begins to become available for local solutions to ween the country off of fossil fuels, proponents of Southampton Town's new Climate Action Plan urged the board at a Dec. 12 hearing to adopt it soon, while many in the community, particularly west of the Shinnecock Canal, believe
southampton climate action plan
Climate Change Government Southampton

Southampton to Hold Dec. 12 Hearing on Climate Action Plan.

The Southampton Town Board will be accepting public comment on its Climate Action Plan at a Dec. 12 public hearing at 1 p.m. at town hall.  The plan, in the works since 2021, lays out a path for the town to follow to reach its ambitious goals of dramatically reducing the town’s carbon emissions, with the goal of the town being carbon neutral by the year 2040. The plan, drafted
Riverside Revitalization RRAP page 88 web
Business Government Riverhead Riverside Southampton

Riverside Revitalization Moves to the Front Burner

Pictured Above: An artist's rendering of the potential future look of Riverside. It’s been eight years this December since Southampton Town approved the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, a broad series of zoning changes and incentives designed to bring new life to what has long been one of the most blighted and impoverished hamlets on the East End. At the time, hundreds of people turned out for public hearings and community
Climate Change Renewable Energy Southampton

League to Host South Fork Energy Forum

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding a public information program on Southampton and East Hampton Town energy issues on Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street. The program, organized by the League’s Sustainability Committee Chair Terry Wildrick, will include speakers Lynn Arthur, Energy Chair of Southampton Town’s Sustainability Committee, and Lena Tabori, a member of
Frank Relle, Ducloux
Southampton Visual Arts

Artists & Enviros United in Awe of Trees

Frank Relle's "Ducloux," part of SAC's new exhibition, "A Celebration of Trees." “A Celebration of Trees,” an ecological multi-media art exhibition created to educate and expand thought and consciousness about the world’s vast network of trees, opens Oct. 1 at the Southampton Arts Center, on view through Dec. 18. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. Trees are a critical resource to humanity’s
Annabelle, Harry, and Olivia Roussel of Sag Harbor - who made signs at home to motivate Long Islanders to sign the Letter Of Support.
Environment Southampton

Southampton Seeks Support for Renewable Power Program

Pictured Above: Annabelle, Harry, and Olivia Roussel of Sag Harbor - who made signs at home to motivate Long Islanders to sign the Letter Of Support. Southampton Town is seeking support from its residents for a new program called Choice Community Power, which would allow the town to issue a competitive bid to choose renewable energy for its residents, at what the town expects will be a cost savings to
The film poster for "Biggest Little Farm."
Arts Film Sag Harbor Southampton

Farms, Journalists and Miles Davis! Oh My!

Pictured Above: The film poster for "Biggest Little Farm." Hamptons Doc Fest inaugurates spring with its annual celebration that this year includes two Sundays of Spring Docs — April 28 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, and May 5 at 5 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. At Bay Street Theatre on April 28, Hamptons Doc Fest will screen “Biggest Little Farm at 1 p.m. and “Miles Davis: The