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Possibilities at Church for Jermain Library?

Last month the director of the John Jermain Memorial Library Catherine Creedon, library board president Christiane Neuville and board member Carl Peterson visited the...

One Bead at a Time

Sarah Doherty with her flag pins. John Bayles photo. As Sarah Doherty sat in her Bay Point home on Tuesday, meticulously threading tiny, red, white...

HarborFest Returns

A popular annual feature of the East End landscape, The Sag HarborFest, returns this September under the aegis of the Sag Harbor Chamber of...

Town Wants to Move on Noyac Issues

Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot wants to get more Noyac issues off the back burner, but she needs local citizens to help. “The squeaky wheel...

Kitchen Tour Benefits Food Pantry

Regina Humanitzki remembers planning a trip to California, a ride through the northern part of the state above San Francisco, and seeing a tour...

Film Hopes to Raise Awareness of Helicopter Noise

As the Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of the summer season — bears down on local residents, the fear of helicopters and low...

Empire Warns Patients They May Have to Look Elsewhere

With hundreds — if not thousands — of clients along the South Fork, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield is currently negotiating its contract with Southampton Hospital....

Noyacans Concerned About Traffic, Community Center

Southampton Town Councilmen Chris Nuzzi and Dan Russo took their hits in Noyac on Tuesday night by members of the hamlet’s civic council concerned...

Express Takes Top Awards in Division

The Sag Harbor Express took home top honors in its division last weekend in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Held during the...

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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: September 17 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Sag Harbor Express Publisher Emeritus Bryan Boyhan to discuss an article he wrote on the 50th anniversary of the tragic flight of The Free Life, a hot air balloon that was launched from Springs in an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Remembering The Free Life 50 Years Later

They would float up the coast to Maine. There, they would catch the westerlies that would blow them the 2,500 miles to Europe. Up there, in the beauty and the silence, you hear the true noise of the sea coming up at you. There was plenty of food on board, stocked with salamis and cheeses — fatty food to keep them warm and filled — water, Champagne for celebrating, of course, plus some emergency supplies. But it turns out the crew of The Free Life, a seven-story high Roziére balloon that lifted off from a field in Springs 50 years ago this week, would not need it.

A Father Shares Advice: In his Book, Richie Jackson offers a Road Map...

At the age of 15, when Jackson Foo Wong came out and told his parents that he was gay, his father, Richie Jackson, a TV and theater producer based in New York City, couldn’t have been more delighted. That’s because for Jackson, being gay had long been an important defining feature of his own life.