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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) speaking at a gathering November 28 in Jamesport of East End officials demanding action from the federal government on helicopter noise.
After a Federal Aviation Administration “workshop” held in Riverhead on November 14 left residents and elected officials alike dissatisfied, East End officials, including Councilman Jim Colligan, gathered at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport on November 28 to demand the FAA hold a proper public hearing on the matter. (more…)
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Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.
Town Board members got an overview of the short-term rental (STR) legislation at Tuesday’s work session and will be looking at flaws that could lead to changes in the controversial law. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)
Politicians in Albany are no longer going to stand for PSEG’s “Spin Doctor” routine, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.
Get real on roads
To the Editor:
I ask Supervisor Dougherty to, as he wrote, show us “the five miles of roads” that are paved every year (“Your Letters,” December 1).
And it’s impossible to have a real 10-year paving cycle, with a $130,000 budget. Following are the approximate budget figures for paving the Highway Department has had to work with over the last five years for 52 miles of town road:
$25,000 — 2012
$10,000 — 2013
$100,000 — 2016 (more…)
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In the best interest
To the Editor:
A recent editorial in the Reporter pointed out two areas of town governance and budget that needed serious consideration. We are writing to support the points expressed in the editorial and urge the Town Board to act expeditiously on these proposals.
First, we should increase Jay Card’s salary, over time, to make him competitive with those in a similar position in other East End towns. He is currently seriously underpaid and he is also doing an outstanding job with the Highway Department, the Recycling Center and with all of the town properties that fall under his domain in the Department of Public Works. (more…)