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Westhampton

Pollution

New York State Designates Gabreski Airport a State Superfund Site

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that Gabreski Air National Guard Base, where two emerging contaminants used in firefighting foam have been found in the groundwater this year, has been named a State Superfund Site.

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East Hampton

Government

Town Hall Complex Completion Comes with $8.5 Million Price Tag

When East Hampton moved its main town offices into a complex of barns on Pantigo Road a half-decade ago, they closed the doors on the old brick town hall building and moved into the new buildings closer to the street.

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Southold

Town Budgets

Southold Likely to Pierce Tax Cap

While it’s been several years since New York State imposed a “2 percent” tax levy cap on municipalities and schools, there is a bit of a misnomer at play: The 2 percent number is not actually the cap. This year’s effective tax rate is just .68 percent.

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Upcoming Community Meetings

FIMP Study Meetings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans public hearings on the long-awaited Fire Island to Montauk Point Study on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Stony Brook Southampton and on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Montauk Firehouse. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. More information is online here.


MLCA Honors Native Son

The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a talk about the amazing life of Mattituck native Bill Lynch, whose parents were potato farmers, but who grew up to be a political consultant and advisor to a New York City mayor, a U.S. senator, A U.S. President and a 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner.  More information is online here.

Greenport

Dance & Learning

Peconic Landing's Day of Dance, Sculpture and Learning

The Peconic Landing community and the students of the North Fork’s Peconic Community School got a rare treat Wednesday, when the Colombian dance group El Colegio del Cuerpo spent the day working with the students and seniors on a collaborative dance project, capped with an improvisational dance performance in response to Peconic Landing’s sculpture garden.

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Southampton

Environment

State Invests $5 Million in Stony Brook Southampton Clean Water Technology Center

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the state plans to invest $5 million dollars in the work being done on new water filtration techniques at Stony Brook Southampton’s Center for Clean Water Technology.

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Southold

A Beautiful Day for a Shellfish-Loving Picnic

Members of the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training gathered Saturday, Sept. 17 at Founder’s Landing in Southold for their annual picnic — an affair packed with families, shellfish lovers and music lovers alike.

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