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Bluegrass Buskers Find their Stage at Sylvester Manor’s Concert Series

In their earliest incarnation, Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse. They busked. The four musicians, who met at Berklee College of Music, convened at their favorite street corner and jammed for hours on old bluegrass songs. On January 18, Damn Tall Buildings kicks off the 2020 Sylvester Manor concert series with a performance at Shelter Island High school.

Arsenic Found in Sag Harbor Learning Center Soil

Arsenic — a chemical that can be toxic — was detected in soils found on the Division Street property that is home to the Sag Harbor Learning Center this past spring by contractors and architects renovating the former Stella Maris Regional School building into administrative offices and pre-kindergarten facilities for the Sag Harbor School District.

Friends, Colleagues, Family Honor State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle At Retirement Announcement On Friday

The mood was bittersweet at the Village Center in Port Jefferson on Friday morning as New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s friends, family and colleagues — from both sides of the aisle — honored him as he made an official announcement that he will not seek reelection to another term in the State Senate in Albany next year.

Sag Harbor Village Considers Partial Ban on Leaf Blowers

Ornery over the incessant whine of gas leaf blowers at your neighbor’s house? Expect some relief from the Sag Harbor Village Board, which on Tuesday, took a step toward banning the use of the popular tools by commercial and private landscapers alike from May 20 to September 20.

Brooks Joins Elite Club With 1,000 Career Points at Pierson

It’s been a long journey to a thousand points for Pierson senior Henry Brooks, who reached the career milestone in front of an adoring home crowd at Pierson High School on Monday night.

Long Wharf: A History that Illustrates Economy of Sag Harbor Village

On a typical summer night, Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf is crowded with visitors and locals alike who are drawn to the waterfront, maybe to...

LaValle Will Announce His Retirement From State Senate On Friday

State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle on Friday will announce that he will not seek reelection this year, ending a 44-year career in the State Senate.

Bill To Remove Cap On SALT Deduction Passes In House; Zeldin Votes ‘No’

A bipartisan bill to fully restore the state and local income tax deduction, which was capped under 2017’s federal tax changes, had the support of all of Long Island’s members of Congress — save one, Lee Zeldin.

Nancy Atlas and her Musical Friends Heat Up Winter for a Seventh Year

This winter, Nancy Atlas and her band are once again turning up the heat with “Fireside Sessions,” a weekly winter concert series at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. One weekend into the seventh annual series, Atlas and her band are back into a well-oiled groove that takes over all of January.

Leggard Scores an Internship of Olympic Proportions

There are summer jobs and then there are summer adventures. Allura Leggard, a 2017 Pierson School graduate and a junior at Ithaca College, where she is majoring in journalism, will embark on the latter this summer when she heads to Japan to help cover the Summer Olympics as an intern with NBC.

Whalers Take Down Southold, Their Coach’s Alma Mater

Pierson’s do-it-all senior guard Henry Brooks lit up Southold Friday night by scoring 29 points in a 60-43 victory over the visiting Settlers.

Person of Year 2019: James Larocca

Sag Harbor Village Trustee James Larocca is Sag Harbor’s Person of the Year for 2019.

Bailey, the Adopted ARF Dog from Streets of Puerto Rico, Is Home Safe

Bailey, a terrier mix rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico, is still missing after escaping from his new adoptive owner’s house in Noyac on December 11.

Governor Vetoes Thiele’s Affordable Housing Fund Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed public referendums in the five East End towns on a new real estate transfer tax to fund affordable housing initiatives.

A Plan With a Dream: To Walk to School … Safely

It may have been borne out of a personal desire to be able to walk to school by himself or with his friends, but a traffic safety plan developed by Calogero Sferrazza, a student at Sag Harbor Elementary School, has caught the attention of both Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy and Police Chief Austin J. McGuire.

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Sag Harbor Cinema Screens Keaton Classic

The next installment of Sag Harbor Cinema’s “Here Comes the Cinema!” is “The Cameraman,” a 1928 film directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, which will be screened on Sunday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Writer and director Mary Harron will lead a post-screening discussion.

The North Fork Table & Inn Finds A Buyer In Michelin-Starred Chef John Fraser

The North Fork Table & Inn may look closed from the outside — and, to business, it technically is — but inside, the beloved Southold institution is brimming with new life following its recent sale to Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.

Meet Chef George Hirsch, If He Can Do It, You Can Do It

Maybe you’ve seen Chef George Hirsch while you’re out and about on the East End. You might have caught him at a farm stand chatting up a grower, or discussing wine production at a local vineyard, or even cooking up a recipe on a grill somewhere near the water. It’s all done for the filming of George Hirsch Lifestyle, his long-running PBS television series which is about combining good food with good living.