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County Executive Steve Bellone Extolls Extended Hamptons Season

The county executive was in Southampton on Thursday, August 27, to discuss the booming tourism industry in the Hamptons and the hope that it would be extended beyond the summer.

Also Known As: Exploring the Many Faces and Aliases of Cappy Amundsen

The sheer volume of high quality sea and coastal village themed paintings on view now at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is astounding and is by a select group of artists including André Picot, Dennis Ainsley, W. Hughes, F.H. Mackay and William Ward Jr. But perhaps the most amazing thing about the exhibition is the fact that every painting on view was painted by a single individual — the late C. Hjalmar Amundsen who was known locally around Sag Harbor simply as “Cappy.”

Plan To Relocate Sag Harbor UPS Store Raises Safety, Traffic Concerns

A proposal to move the Sag Harbor UPS store into a two-story home at 110 Division Street drew criticism from Watchcase Condominium residents who are concerned that delivery trucks will block access to the condos’ garage and from Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals members who worried it would affect the safety of students at the Sag Harbor Learning Center across the street.

Express News Group Scores Well In State’s Biggest Community Newspaper Contest

The Express News Group took home more points than any other outlet in the 2019 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, which was delayed five months and held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor Freezes Budget for 2021; Extends Trustee Terms

Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library Board of Trustees will not present a new budget to voters this September, but instead will move forward with the same spending plan it adopted in 2020 for 2021

State Clarifies Rules To Ban Concerts In Bars And Clubs During Pandemic

the State Liquor Authority last week quietly announced measures that will likely put the kibosh on live music in bars and clubs until the pandemic recedes.

Cuomo Gives OK To Begin Some School Sports Programs Next Month

High school sports will be returning this fall. Well, at least some of them will be.

25 Years Later: A Look Back At the Sunrise Wildfire

25 Years Later: A Look Back At the Sunrise Wildfire

Beyoncé Filmed Acclaimed Visual Album On East End

“Black Is King,” Beyoncé’s latest visual album, displays in artistic and musical mastery Black power and scenes of pan-African pride and reverence — and some of these scenes were filmed on the East End.

Tracing The Waves Of Immigration That Have Defined Sag Harbor

Given the prominence of immigration in the current national debate, it’s not unusual that the Sag Harbor Historical Society would present an exhibit on it. What is unusual is that the exhibit, “Then and Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor,” which opens on Sunday, August 23, has been curated by 17-year-old Aubrey Peterson, who will be a senior at East Hampton High School this fall.

East Hampton Town Will Look At New Leaf Blower Restrictions

East Hampton Town lawmakers are considering new regulations that would limit the use of gasoline powered leaf blowers during the summer months, following the lead set by East Hampton Village and Southampton Village in recent years.

North Haven Board Thinks Twice About Gift of Cemetery Fence

After a resident objected to the North Haven Village Board’s unanimous vote to let a property owner in North Haven Point replace a dilapidated fence around an old village-owned cemetery in the woods behind his property, the panel last week rescinded the decision in order to further explore the legal issues with the village attorney.

EXPRESS SESSIONS: Real Estate Professionals Look Forward To Three-Year Positive Sales Trend

Industry professionals at an Express Sessions event last Thursday, August 6, said homes in the Hamptons were going like hotcakes, and they didn’t expect the surge to go away anytime soon — with some speculating that the market had entered a positive three-year cycle.

President Donald Trump Thunders Into Southampton For Four-Hour Fundraising Jaunt

President Donald Trump made a brief fundraising swing through the Hamptons on Saturday, making appearances at two parties that campaign officials have said would generate $15 million in donations to his reelection campaign.

Sag Harbor Artists Pens Children’s Book Meant To Taeach About Life, Death And Happiness

Sag Harbor Artists Pens Children's Book Meant To Taeach About Life, Death And Happiness

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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.