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Wind Farm Asks For New Site To Store Soil, Water Removed From Wainscott Trenching

By Michael Wright

South Fork Wind has applied to use a vacant industrial property between Three Mile Harbor Road and Springs-Fireplace Road as a temporary storage site for soil and water removed from the ground during the digging of trenches in Wainscott for the wind farm cable.


Destructive Algae Blooms Persist In East Hampton Waters

By Michael Wright

Stony Brook University researchers who have been monitoring the tidal waters and ponds around East Hampton for a decade said that the summer of 2021 saw some of the highest… more


Sea’s Rising, The Ocean’s Coming In

By Michelle Trauring

Almost 400 years ago, settlers discovered an idyllic peninsula along the coast of the Eastern Seaboard, its countryside cared for by five Native American tribes. They acquired land, built modest… more


Aviation Industry Warns East Hampton Town Officials: Airport Closure Won’t Work

By Michael Wright

Aviation industry advocates this week said that they do not believe that East Hampton Town’s proposal to close East Hampton Airport for 33 hours in mid-May and re-open it as a legally “new” airport will free the town from Federal Aviation Administration control and the limitations placed on other airports’ ability to regulate flights.


Wainscott Residents Sue to Stop Wind Cable

By Christopher Walsh Photo: Durell Godfrey

As construction of the onshore portion of the South Fork Wind farm proceeds in Wainscott, a lawsuit filed in United States District Court last week seeks to halt that work, claiming its potential to spread the perfluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, that were detected in nearby groundwater.


Comment Deadline on Scope of Airport Assessment Is Friday

By Christopher Walsh By Durell Godfrey

Friday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for public comment on the scope of a draft environmental impact statement associated with the May 17 deactivation of East Hampton Airport and the opening, 33 hours later, of a “new” private-use airport on the same site.


Wind Farm Cable Work Begins In Wainscott

By Michael Wright

Ørsted contractors last week took the first major work on the installation of the conduit that will eventually conceal the South Fork Wind power cable beneath Wainscott roadways — the same day a judge dismissed a lawsuit by residents that had challenged the agreements with East Hampton Town to allow the work.


NY Gov. Hochul Announces Start of Construction of New York’s First Offshore Wind Project

Building on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) January issuance of the Final Sale Notice for the New York Bight, the recent key offshore wind contract milestone, and the State of the State announcement of a nation-leading $500 million investment in offshore wind ports, manufacturing, and supply chain infrastructure to accompany New York’s next offshore wind solicitation, New York continues to advance the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to develop 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.


Governor in Town for Wind Farm ‘Groundbreaking’

By Christopher Walsh Photo: Durell Godfrey

Gov. Kathy Hochul and federal Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland were among the dignitaries on hand at LTV Studios in Wainscott on Friday for the ceremonial groundbreaking on the South Fork Wind farm, New York’s first offshore wind farm, to be situated approximately 35 miles off Montauk Point.


Groundbreaking Held For New York’s First Wind Farm Project

By Carolyn Gusoff

There was a milestone Friday in New York’s move toward clean energy.
A groundbreaking was held in East Hampton for a major offshore wind project. It’ll be only the second in the nation.