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International Obama Foundation Scholars Come to Sag Harbor

“You guys are my dream people tying the world together,” said Ken Dorph, a Sag Harbor resident who recently invited the Obama Scholars to visit the village.

Express Sessions Return to Explore Rising Cost of Health Insurance

The next installment of The Sag Harbor Express “Express Sessions” will take on an issue not just on many people’s minds, but also seemingly on many elected officials’ political agendas: health insurance.

Bridgehampton School District Awards Construction Contracts

The Bridgehampton School awarded contracts to construction, electrical, plumbing and heating and cooling companies at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

ZBA Grants All Variances For West Water St. Condo Project

With the fate of Sag Harbor’s proposed John Steinbeck Waterfront Park on many minds, the Sag Harbor Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously to grant all nine variances developer Jay Bialsky has been seeking to build a three-unit condominium at 2 West Water Street where a former motel-turned-residence now stands.

A (Not So) Wild Cat Prowls Around Sag Harbor

What Steven Wright observed for several minutes was a caracal, a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia — an animal that is illegal to own under a 2003 state law aimed at protecting wild animals from private captivity.

Community Rallies Around Sag Harbor’s SANS History, Survey

Sag Harbor's historically African American communities are eligible for cultural landmark status by the National Register of Historic Places and State Register of Historic Places.

Waging War Against Cancer: Phillips Center Set To Open Next Year

In just a matter of months, scrubs and white lab coats will replace hardhats at the construction site on County Road 39 in Southampton Village — where a former potato farm will be home to the future of cancer care, a project years in the making.

Weevils Hard at Work Behind North Haven Village Hall

Five hundred new residents of North Haven are thriving in the brush behind village hall, chewing holes in an invasive weed that has been taking over woods and borders all over the region, including the brushy woods of the village.

Renovations Give Morpurgo House New Lease on Life

A major renovation and restoration effort at 6 Union Street has breathed new life into the c. 1740-1750 house, which at one point was considered for demolition.

Portrait Windows Approved for Former Methodist Church

It is this type of portrait — figures important to Sag Harbor’s arts and cultural history — that will grace the windows on the sides of the building, two on each of the ten large windows, after the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review signed off on the two artists’ proposal last Thursday.

Thiele Says Cinema Easement Appropriate Under CPF Law

While not a common use of the CPF, this week New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. — one of the original authors of the CPF — said not only was it allowed under the law, but that it was not unprecedented.

Sag Harbor Village Moves Forward on Impound Yard

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday moved a step closer to establishing a new vehicle impound lot on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike for its police department over the objection of one of its own members.

Proposed Town Legislation Would Bar Police from Aiding in ICE Deportations

OLA has submitted proposed legislation to the town boards of Southampton and East Hampton that would bar local police from investigating, detaining or turning over anyone to ICE unless a crime is involved or they are required to do so by state or federal law.

Partnership to Honor Wharf Shop Founder Nada Barry

For her many contributions to Sag Harbor, the Partnership will honor Ms. Barry with its 2018 Community Service Award on October 21 at a celebration at Baron’s Cove.

Deepwater Wind To Be Acquired by Danish Company in $510 Million Sale

Deepwater Wind, the company seeking to develop a 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles off the coast of Montauk, is set to be acquired by European wind energy giant Ørsted for $510 million.

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East End Hospice Receives Hospice Honors Elite Award

East End Hospice (EEH) was named a 2018 Hospice Honors Elite organization by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst.

Sag Harbor Hills Beach Access Suit Settled

Mile High Partners had alleged the Sag Harbor Hills Improvement Association erected a fence that improperly cut off its property’s beach access.

Developer Scales Down West Water Street Condos Again

A scaled-down proposal for three condominium units at 2 West Water Street, showing less square footage and more open space, emerged during last Thursday’s meeting of the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review.