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New Criminal Justice Law Poses Big Challenges For Local Law Enforcement Agencies

When a new law focused on criminal justice reform goes into effect on January 1, judges throughout the State of New York will no longer be able to require bail even for charges such as vehicular manslaughter.

A New Eating Disorders Support Group Comes To Southampton, Filling A Need

She founded an adult women’s eating disorder support group in August that is held every Wednesday at Ananda Wellness and Yoga in Southampton Village.

Sag Harbor School Board Agrees to Honor Former Principal, Robert Schneider

A large, brass plaque hangs in the entryway of Pierson Middle-High School, recognizing the successful completion in 2003 of the largest expansion and renovation project in the district’s history. But the plaque, which lists the names of architects, construction managers, Superintendents Dr. John Barnes and Kathryn Holden, board of education members and faculty involved with the planning, design and construction, has one important name missing: former Pierson High School principal, the late Robert Schneider.

Lion’s Club Continues Scholarship Drive for Pierson Graduates

Dr. Turner, a Sag Harbor native and graduate of Pierson High School, was one of three dozen residents, business owners and Lion’s Club members gathered last Thursday at The American Hotel on Main Street to celebrate the Club’s first successful scholarship fund initiative as it continues to fundraise for a second year.

‘Cinema Paradiso’ Screens On The Third Anniversary Of Sag Harbor Cinema Fire

There was once a small, eclectic movie house that gave cinema of all kinds a home. It was a place for dreams, for art, and when it tragically burned to the ground, the community rallied around it, rebuilding it to its former glory. If this story sounds familiar, it should — but it is not recalling the catastrophic Main Street fire that partially destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema in 2016, explained screenwriter Bill Collage.

New Law Allowing Undocumented Residents To Obtain Driver’s Licenses Takes Effect On Monday

The Green Light NY law, which was approved in Albany earlier this year, will go into effect on Monday, December 16.

Scientists Say More Than One Factor Likely Responsible For Bay Scallop Die-Off This Year

A month after early hopes for a robust scallop harvest on the East End were dashed when baymen found next to no living specimens in their dredges on opening day, scientists gathered at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus on Friday night, December 6, to deliver a post-mortem.

Meet the Amazing Eugene Bullard

He began life as a runaway and went on to have a career as a boxer, a World War I flying ace, a jazz musician, a Paris nightclub owner and a spy for the French resistance. He was multilingual, played a role in the Civil Rights movement, and was even the manager and tour director for Louis Armstrong. Meet Eugene Bullard, the most accomplished man you’ve never heard of.

The Holidays are Here — It’s Time to Dance

It's December, which means it's time for the holiday dance shows — this year, in addition to the Hampton Ballet Theater School and Studio 3, Our Fabulous Variety Show presents its first-ever partnership with the Arts Academy of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Surprise Billing Leaves Patients More Than They Expect Out of the ER

It’s bad enough when a sprained ankle or a fever that just won’t let up results in a trip to the emergency room for you or your child. It’s even worse when, instead of receiving a bill for a co-pay of $75 or $100, you get hit with one for $1,000, $3,000, or even more.

East Hampton Begins Strategizing How To Handle Sea Level Rise In Coastal Neighborhoods

East Hampton Town has begun a second phase of the study which is taking a closer look at each of 10 regions of coastline on its own, with an eye toward working out how the threats to each region should be specifically addressed as the dangers grow with the encroaching tides fueled by climate change.

Filmmaker Susan Lacy Takes On A Fashion Icon in ‘Very Ralph’

As the creator and executive producer of the American Masters series on PBS, filmmaker Susan Lacy has profiled a diverse range of cultural and artistic icons in her career. But throughout her 30-plus year career in biographical filmmaking, one type of personality Lacy had never before tackled was someone who worked in the fashion industry — until now.

Nicola Harrison’s Debut Novel Is Set At ‘The End’

The ends of the earth where land meets sea is traditionally a great place to set a story, especially when trouble is brewing. So when Nicola Harrison set out to write her first book, she decided to do just that — and she made sure the location was also a place that was near and dear to her heart.
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Fleming To Seek Democratic Party Nomination to Unseat Zeldin

Just three weeks after securing reelection to her seat on the Suffolk County Legislature, Democratic Legislator Bridget Fleming on Tuesday morning announced plans to...

Quinn Family Donates to Sag Harbor Cinema in Honor of Nephew

Sag Harbor resident Joe Quinn has donated $12,500 to the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center on behalf of his daughters, Madeline, 11, and Olivia, 10, in memory of their late cousin.

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Schaivoni Retracted LaValle Statement

Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town Councilman from Sag Harbor running for New York State Senate, retracted a statement critical of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle shortly after it was released following the announcement of Mr. LaValle’s retirement late last week.

Sara Cochran Named Executive Director of The Church in Sag Harbor

The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State.