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State Awards $16.7 Million in Economic Development Grants on South Fork

Municipalities, nonprofits and private companies on the South Fork will receive almost $16.7 million in economic development grants that were awarded by Governor Andrew Cuomo through the Regional Economic Development Councils on Tuesday.

Kerr Resigns from Sag Harbor School Board

January Kerr, a second-year Sag Harbor School Board member who had been chosen by her colleagues as school board president this year, resigned from the school board on Thursday.

Southampton Town Weighs Parking Ban at Reid Brothers Garage

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday aired a proposal to ban parking for 385 feet from the Sag Harbor Village boundary to the south end of the park on the east side of the Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, precisely the stretch used by Reid Brothers garage for vehicle storage along the edge of Nancy Boyd Willey park.

Fresh Paint for Main Street Businesses Takes Some by Surprise

The surprisingly bright, seemingly white coat of new paint at the formerly red brick shopping cove complex at 76 and 78 Main Street is Benjamin Moore’s “Wickham Gray,” according to papers filed with the Sag Harbor Building Department.

‘The Nutcracker’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Collide in Annual Production of ‘Mixed Nuts’

With a full year to work out the Bridgehampton studio’s eighth annual rendition, rehearsals with Shumway’s cast of 37 — age 5 to 17 — are smoother than usual, she noted, and for the first time ever, the focus is entirely on the students.

Harding Joins His Father with 1,000 Career Points at Bridgehampton

J.P. Harding scored 37 points in an 80-62 win over Port Jefferson on Tuesday to become the 15th Bridgehampton basketball player to score 1,000 career points.

East Hampton Republicans Tap Vilar as New Party Chairman

Mr. Vilar, who lives in Springs and recently lost a bid for a town board seat in a special election, received unanimous support from the party’s executive committee.

Town Working on Management Plan for Opening Mecox Bay Cut to Ocean

“This bay has not drained effectively for a very long time,” Harry Ludlow told the Southampton Town Trustees on Monday, December 2, when the board held a public hearing on a long-awaited draft management plan for Mecox Bay prepared by the town’s Department of Land Management.

Two Face Felony Charges in Election Petition Fraud Investigation

Two members of East Hampton Town political committees are facing felony forgery charges following an investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, which examined signatures on nominating petitions for candidates running for local offices during the 2018 elections.

Galardi-Troy Breaks New Ground in Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s ‘Nutcracker’

Pierson sophomore Hudson Galardi-Troy is the first student to ever take on the role of Snow King, dancing opposite the Snow Queen in the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s annual production of “The Nutcracker,” staging this weekend at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Killer Bees Return Ready To Make a Run

Now in his sophomore year as head coach, Ron White welcomes back his entire lineup from last season as the Killer Bees look to make a run at state title number 10.

New Preservation Group Sets Sights on Old Burying Grounds

Even though they’re long gone, the people who are buried in the South Fork’s oldest cemeteries often have a lot to say about the early days of the towns where they lived.

Benefit Planned to Support East End Outreach for Homeless

Looking to reaffirm its connections on the South Fork, Maureen’s Haven will hold its first “winter benefit and celebration” in Southampton from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at Seasons of Southampton restaurant at 15 Prospect Street.

Village One Step Closer to Park After Lot Line Approval by Planning Board

The John Steinbeck Waterfront Park is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday granted a lot line modification.

Harbor Books Not Ready To Say Goodbye Yet

The proprietor of Harbor Books announced this weekend her lease will end at the end of February, meaning she has to find a new location.

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Hermanson Foundation Grants $285,000 to Hospital

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded $285,000 in grants to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well.

Balserus, Broadmeadow and Hemby Are Chiefs

On Wednesday, January 9, the commissioners of the Bridgehampton Fire District swore-in their three newly-elected chiefs for the ensuing year.

Government: New Round of Water Quality Applications in Southampton, Dust Bowl in Amagansett

The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019, it announced in a press release issued this week.