Actions you can take now

We need your help now and it is the perfect time for action. Your immediate action is needed:

1. Sign the petition. Please join hundreds of neighbors who have already signed our petition. You can sign online here;

2. Attend the Public Service Commission public hearing on Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

East Hampton Emergency Services Building
1 Cedar Street
East Hampton, N.Y. 119

Click here to RSVP

3. If you cannot attend, please send comments to the Secretary for the Commission at secretary@dps.ny.gov. Tell them how special Wainscott is; examples of what the community means to you; let them know you are a strong supporter of conservation and renewable energy, particularly wind; let them know that Deepwater’s plans to run extra-high power cables ashore at Beach Lane and then throughout the hamlet of Wainscott is disruptive; that it is in not in the public interest to do that, particularly when Ørsted Deepwater itself has identified Hither Hills as a viable route; that there are clear advantages to that route (e.g., no residential area or farms there; precedent for using state parks for landing underwater power cables, both on Long Island and in other places where Deepwater has sited wind farms; the Hither Hills submarine cable route is shorter at 49.4 miles, than the Beach lane route at 61.4 miles – and shorter lines decrease energy losses; that you support the least intrusive landing site at Hither Hills and protects the bucolic character of our hamlet)

4. Register to vote … make your voices heard. Not all of us have registered to vote in Wainscott, particularly, but not limited to, those who have second-homes here. Our small hamlet can seem even smaller to our elected officials. Our voices are, therefore, under-represented. We have had many neighbors write us thanking us for reminding them about this. (For more information about New York State rules on voter registration for second-home owners, please visit Vote Where it Counts.)

  • It is easy to register to vote:
    • First, download the New York State voter registration form;
    • Second, in the ‘address where you live’ (Section 5), fill in your Wainscott home address (not the P.O. Box);
    • Third, return the fully completed application to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 700, Yaphank, N.Y. 11980.
  • After receiving your registration, you can then request an absentee ballot for New York State in advance of the upcoming 2019 elections so you can vote by mail:
    • First download the absentee ballot application;
    • Second, as you fill out all sections, be sure to:
      • In Section 2, request your ballots for ‘any election held’ between 1/1/2019 and 1/31/2019;
      • In Section 5 (‘address where you live’), fill out your local Wainscott address (not the P.O. Box);
      • In both Sections 6 and 7, write where you would like the absentee ballots mailed to you;
    • Finally, return your absentee ballot application to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 700, Yaphank, N.Y. 11980.

5. Contribute. Please send donations to Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott, Inc., P.O. Box 816, Wainscott, N.Y. 11975. We are a non-partisan non-profit. As a 501c4, your donations are not considered tax-deductible by the IRS.