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08/19/16 12:00pm
08/19/2016 12:00 PM

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A plan to allow third-party insurance billing for Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance calls appears to have the support of the Southampton Town Board and most of the approximately 25 residents who attended a work session at Flanders Fire Department headquarters Aug. 11. READ

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10/14/15 1:12pm
10/14/2015 1:12 PM

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Candidates for Southampton Town Board said they will try to create a public beach at Wildwood Lake and improve sidewalk snow removal in areas like Flanders and Riverside.

But, for the most part, they weren’t making any promises. READ

03/15/15 8:00am
03/15/2015 8:00 AM
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, center, Legislator Jay Schneiderman. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, center, Legislator Jay Schneiderman. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

Would constructing a large-scale convention center capable of hosting boat shows, concerts and auto shows be a viable means of bolstering the Suffolk County’s economy?

That is the question being posed by county lawmakers who passed a resolution seeking consultants willing to conduct a feasibility study on such a project. (more…)

02/20/15 10:00am
02/20/2015 10:00 AM
The Riverside traffic circle. (Credit: file photo)

The Riverside traffic circle’s expansion won’t begin anytime soon. (Credit: file photo)

Thanks to understaffing at the county Department of Public Works, expansion of the Riverside traffic circle isn’t likely to begin earnest for at least another two years, according to county Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk).  (more…)

12/18/14 11:45am
12/18/2014 11:45 AM
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.  (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

East End police departments and villages across Suffolk County will benefit from a collective $6 million in sales tax revenue over the next three years, thanks to a new agreement announced by County Executive Steven Bellone during a press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.

The deal is one step in the right direction for securing a fair split in sales tax revenue for the twin forks — which aren’t policed by Suffolk County Police Department — a budgeting issue Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montuak) said he had been working on for more than a decade.

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12/09/14 8:00am
12/09/2014 8:00 AM
The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A view of the Peconic River leading into the bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Suffolk County Legislature has voted to fix what one law maker called a decade-long “accounting issue” that put reimbursed money into a general fund rather than the county’s water quality fund where the money originally came from.

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