State funding will go towards a number of projects in the Hamptons thanks to money recieved through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.
Using a $477,500 grant for job creation projects from the State of New York, The Thomas Moran Trust Inc. will stabilize Moran‘s former home and studio in East Hampton. Built in 1884 and one of the country’s earliest National Historic Landmarks, the Moran House, known as “The Studio” comprises the artist’s studio, residential quarters, gardens and outbuildings. The larger project will result in a complete restoration of the site for reuse as an historic house and museum. The project will include stabilization of the foundation and a thorough strengthening of all floor, wall and roof framing.
The Town of East Hampton will acquire materials to implement storm water abatement projects in Accabonac Harbor, a waterbody on the New York State 303(d) impaired waterbodies list, using $150,000.
Using a $146,982 award, the Village of Sag Harbor will retrofit storm water drainage infrastructure that currently delivers untreated storm water runoff directly offshore of Havens Beach—a village beach open to the general public—through a drainage ditch that bisects the beach and results in frequent beach closures after heavy rain.
“These projects will strengthen our economy and help create and retain jobs,” Senator Kenneth LaValle said in a press release.