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Apr 23, 2009 11:55 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Bishop requests funding for East End projects

Apr 23, 2009 11:55 AM

The following is a list of projects for which U.S. Representative Tim Bishop has requested federal funding:

$200,000, Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation—phase-two renovations to center, including swimming pool and theater.

$40,000, Guild Hall of East Hampton—teaching communication and coping skills to elementary and middle school students through theater programs.

$500,000, Scientific Innovations Inc., East Hampton—testing of a Gamma Resonant and Detection System for detection of explosives, shielded nuclear material and other contraband.

$500,000, Town of East Hampton—storm water runoff catch basins around Lake Montauk and Accabonac Harbor.

$200,000, Army Corps of Engineers—completion of engineering and design for revetment at Montauk Lighthouse.

$119,000, Army Corps of Engineers—study of shoaling at mouth of Lake Montauk harbor inlet.

$137,000, Children’s Museum of the East End—permanent and temporary exhibits, classes and workshops.

$150,000, Southampton Youth Services—after-school program.

$100,000, Time for Teens, Southampton—bereavement retreats for teens who have lost loved ones.

$1.8 million, Village of Southampton—expansion of the Southampton Hospital wastewater treatment plant to accommodate business district hook-up.

$200,000, Village of Southampton—replacement of an obsolete emergency dispatch console.

$200,000, Shinnecock Indian Nation—renovation of the Shinnecock’s Shellfish Hatchery and creation of an oyster sanctuary in Shinnecock Bay.

$250,000, Shinnecock Indian Nation—new building for pre-school/day care program.

$72,000, Hampton Bays Union Free School District—interactive classrooms and presentation technology, multimedia teaching materials.

$750,000, East End Health Alliance—electronic medical records system.

$750,000, East End Health Alliance—integrated information technology system for financial management.

$300,000, Francis S. Gabreski Airport—tracking equipment for helicopter noise mitigation.

$1 million, Francis S. Gabreski Airport—new air traffic control tower.

$200,000, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center—stereotatic breast biopsy system.

$250,000, Five Town Rural Transit—implement a coordinated rail and bus network on the East End.

$433,000, Suffolk County Sheriff—mobile command post and related communications equipment.

$70,000, Suffolk County Sheriff—six-passenger rescue vehicle.

$500,000, Federal Aviation Administration—study of potential solutions for helicopter noise abatement over Long Island.

$9.3 million, STIDD Systems Inc, Greenport—shallow water undersea operations craft for Navy SEALS.

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One 9.3 MM grant for one company is more than the 20+ other grants in total?
By edgwtr (8), Quogue on Apr 15, 09 2:44 PM
"$200,000, Shinnecock Indian Nation—renovation of the Shinnecock’s Shellfish Hatchery and creation of an oyster sanctuary in Shinnecock Bay."

How are you going to establish an oyster sanctuary in Shinnecock when its public bottom lands under Town Trustee control ? I'm VERY much against this proposal.
State bottom lands maybe.Town bottom lands - NEVER !!!
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Apr 15, 09 2:58 PM
Where should we start when it comes to the government thinking of spending our tax dollars on these types of projects. Some might be needed but when you look at items like $433K for SC Sheriff mobile command post and $70K for a 6 passenger rescue vehicle..come on! All residents should realize that the SC Sheriff Department is not the Police Force for Suffolk County. Suffolk County Police Department and East End Police Departments already have mobile command vehicles. What could the Sheriff Department ...more
By stopthewaste (1), Southampton on Apr 15, 09 3:56 PM
Stopthewaste , the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department has jurisdiction of all of Suffolk County in terms of law enforcement. They actually have more power than local town departments.
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Apr 15, 09 5:07 PM
Yeah but we never see them, western suffolk keeps them busy. Yet we foot most of the bills.
By squeaky (291), hampton bays on Apr 16, 09 1:11 PM
It would be nice instead of pork barrel spending that some spending that would help the masses would be included in the bill. In Southmapton Town if you live on a dirt road, an unimproved road, you are paying the same taxes for services as if you are on a paved road. The Town will not provide services stating that the roads are not up to their standards, yet they charge you for it. Its not fair. The cure is 100% of the cost of paving the road is the responsibility of the few owners located on ...more
By North Sea Citizen (568), North Sea on Apr 21, 09 7:02 AM