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LaValle: State Parks Department will withdraw Taste-NY request for proposals

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Objections from town officials have resulted in the withdrawal of a request for proposals issued earlier this month by the State Parks Department, State Senator Ken LaValle said today.

Plan to serve alcohol at state park’s new visitors center on Sound Avenue infuriates town officials

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The Hallock State Park visitors center on Sound Avenue will sell N.Y.-produced alcoholic beverages and visitors will be able to drink them on-site, including on an outdoor patio and picnic area, according to a document released last week by the state parks department.

‘You should flip over this ballot’: Coalition group announces campaign to push for 2-percent transfer tax extension

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A coalition of more than 50 environmental and civic groups has formed to get the word out that voters need to flip the ballot over and vote “yes” to extend the transfer tax this year, with a measure that will allow the East End towns to spend 20 percent of the revenues on water quality improvement projects.

With North Shore route for helicopter traffic set to expire soon, North Fork officials and residents wonder what’s next

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The mandatory over-water North Shore helicopter route will sunset Aug. 6 unless the FAA takes action to extend it. Opinions differ as to whether its expiration will be good or bad for North Fork residents living with helicopter noise.
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