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Thanksgiving Is A Good Time To Think Of Those Less Fortunate

by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.
Top Stories - The Pilgrims shared the newfound bounty to repay their kindness. With that in mind, it is important to remember those less fortunate and help today's hungry families this holiday season.


Being A Gay Christian Is No Oxymoron, Says Local Pastor Katrina Foster

by Thomas McKee
Top Stories - Something different is happening at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett. Katrina Forster, a pastor from Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church, has relocated to the East End after over 15 years of service in the South Bronx. Pastor Forster is gay, and was one of the first handful of Lutheran clergy members to not only live openly as a lesbian, but to marry a woman and start a family, despite strictures set forth by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).


Kabot Charges Nuzzi's Proposed PILOT Allocations Would Collapse CPF Fund

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - The Southampton Town Board is weighing two plans that attempt to increase payments to last year’s levels, both in excess of the $3 million now allocated for PILOT payments in the 2009 town budget. The town’s Comptroller cautioned town officials regarding any increase in CPF payments in excess of the $3 million currently budgeted, noting the fund is in financial distress as the town heads towards 2009.


Governor Paterson Announces Federal Disaster Aid For March Nor'easter

Top Stories - Governor David A. Paterson today announced that President Obama has issued a major federal disaster declaration for the counties of Nassau, Orange, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester as a result of damages and costs incurred during the last month's storm.


News Analysis:
McGintee Walk-Out Sheds Light On Divergent CPF Priorities

by Peter Neely
Top Stories - In yet another headline getting move East Hampton Town Supervisor William McGintee walked out of a CPF Task Force meeting citing growing frustration over a proposed three percent cap on tapping the fund for historic preservation as on-going discussions reiterated no CPF money could be spent on restoration work, a high priority for CPF spending in East Hampton.


Coastal Homeowners Remain Vulnerable To Insurance Drops

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - A growing number of East End homeowners who live within a half a mile to a mile from the ocean, sound, bays or creeks that dominate this Island region are paying more and often getting less homeowners insurance these days, that is, if they can get an insurance company willing to write a policy at all in this high risk coastal area.


Too Close To Call; Absentee Ballots To Decide Election

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - Proving that every vote counts is not just a political cliché, the race for Southampton Town Supervisor will most likely be decided by the remaining 598 yet to be counted absentee ballots. The race, which was undecided as of midnight last night remains too close to call as merely 70 votes separate the top two vote getters, Republican candidate Linda Kabot and Democratic candidate Jim Henry. It is however likely that Incumbent Supervisor Patrick Heaney will not retain his position as Town Supervisor in this closely contested election.


Candidates for Supervisor Volley Political Hot Potatoes

by Christine Bellini
Top Stories - Anticipation was piqued as the candidates for Southampton Town Supervisor moved through the overflowing crowd gathered at the Roger’s Memorial Library Monday night. At debate’s end one thing was clear - an air of change was blowing through the crowd.


Recount Ends; Kabot Wins By 52 Votes

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - Call her Madame Supervisor. Southampton Town Republican Councilwoman Linda Kabot was declared the “unofficial” winner by a 52 vote margin over Democratic challenger Jim Henry late Friday evening in one of the closest races for the town’s top job in recent memory.


Bulova Affordable Housing Debate Goes Yet Another Round

by Peter Neely
Top Stories - The Sag Harbor Village Planning Board went one more round discussing the advantages and shortcomings of the proposed affordable housing equation offered by Cape Advisors, Inc., developers of the Bulova Watchcase Factory luxury condominium project.


Building Olde Towne Tree By Tree, Billionaire By Billionaire

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - Developer Bob Gianos will market the seven four-acre building lots, ranging in price from $18 to $22 million, in May when he launches his first residential project in Southampton Village paying homage to Olde Towne with a vastly improved 21st century version located at the corner of Wickapogue Road.


LIPA: Campaign To Bury The Lines
Town Issues Stop Work Order Halting LIPA's Construction Plans

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - It all came down to four miles and $10 million on Friday afternoon when Southampton Town’s Chief Building Inspector issued a stop work order halting the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) plans to begin construction on their project to install a 69 kilovolt transmission line Monday.


Recruitment Efforts Gain Popularity To Headoff Nursing Shortages

by Mariah Quinn
Top Stories - Despite some 2.5 million nurses nationwide, local demand for nursing care continues to increase, resulting in shortages that are expected to worsen in the coming decade. Local hospitals must deal with a changing variety of factors when recruiting nursing staff.


McGintee And Town Board Looking To Steer Clear Of Future Budget Mishaps

by Peter Neely
Top Stories - Shining a ray of light on to the murky municipal landscape of budget practices that has stymied town proceedings for the past few weeks, the East Hampton Town Board entertained two proposals from Town Supervisor William McGintee Tuesday, April 1, seeking to establish budget oversight committees to safeguard future budgeting practices.


Field Of Dreams Just Days Away From Seeing Live Action

by Brett Mauser
Top Stories - After more than two months of prep work and numerous delivery delays, coaches and athletes alike are eager to give the new field a try.


Court Prohibits Use Of Park As Hiring Hall; Village Considers Alternatives

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - Southampton Village officials are now faced with a dilemma in view of a ruling handed down by New York State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Arlene Spinner granting a permanent injunction to residents suing the Village to prevent day laborers from gathering in the park.


FIZ Wants Big House Small Lot Law To Fizzle; Seeks Creative Alternatives

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - An East Hampton citizens group sprang up virtually overnight intent on influencing the town’s proposed legislation restricting the size of a house that can be built on a half-acre to a maximum of 3,620 square feet.


Town Makes Plan To Purchase Sacred Burial Grounds With CPF Funds

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - The past and the present converged as representatives of the Shinnecock Nation met with town officials this week to discuss the purchase of a sacred burial ground located south of Montauk Highway in Water Mill.


LIPA Defies Town; Moves Forward With Tall Poles Despite Litigation

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), in blatant defiance of a stop work order issued by the Town of Southampton, moved forward with its plans Wednesday to install 60-foot tall poles that will carry the 69 kilovolt electrical transmission line along a four-mile portion of Scuttlehole Road.


Southampton Town Seeks Public Reaction To LIPA Surcharge Option

by Andrea Aurichio
Top Stories - Unsatisfied with the Long Island Power Authority's compromise to partially bury its proposed 69 kilovolt transmission line, undeterred area residents and elected officials are taking their argument to LIPA's Board of Director's meeting in Uniondale on Feb. 26.


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