Sag Harbor Chamber President and Vice President Announce They Will Step Down
Even with helicopter traffic to and from East Hampton Airport at a fraction of what it would normally be this time of year, new flight paths adopted this year by chopper pilots have drawn outrage from residents of North Sea, Noyac and Sag Harbor who accuse the helicopter industry of “redlining” their neighborhoods because they do not hold political sway in the town.
In Sag Harbor, incumbents Brian DeSesa and Alex Kriegsman were re-elected to the board with former board president Sandi Kruel earning the third seat on the board. Newcomers Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel were unsuccessful in their bids for school board.
In the Bridgehampton School District, the budget passed by a wide margin, 262-102, with incumbents Kathleen McCleland and Markanthony Verzosa earning re-election to the Bridgehampton School Board of Education.
Almost 30 vehicles in Sag Harbor Village were riffled through Saturday night, with a handful of cases reported to police where money or valuables were taken from the unlocked vehicles.
The State of New York has received 25,000 complaints about businesses — many restaurants and bars — operating in violation of the state’s re-opening plan as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted. On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a warning to the Hamptons and to Manhattan that those areas had the most violations reported the state and that is local governments do not begin enforcing state rules about re-opening, it could be rolled back on Long Island and in New York City.
During his Saturday morning press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo reaffirmed the state’s position that local governments and county executives must work with their individual communities collaboratively to reform their police departments by April 1, 2021, or face debilitating cuts in state aid.
After seven large-scale protests swept across the South Fork last week, organizers are now looking forward, strategizing about how to ride the wave of nationwide momentum for racial justice. But on the South Fork, these organizers look different than their national counterparts: they’re younger.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council has approved a $13.1 million plan proposed by the New York State Department of Transportation to repave 8 miles on Route 114 from Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton to the South Ferry in North Haven
Like municipalities across the East End and Long Island, local lawmakers have been scrambling to conceive strategies for expanded outdoor dining opportunities since June 3, when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he’d take outdoor dining “out of phase,” and allow it to commence during the phase two of his four phase, NY Forward reopening plan, which began Wednesday, June 10, on Long Island.
With an announcement that prompted both celebration and consternation, Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday decided graduation ceremonies may be held outdoors. The caveat? No more than 150 people may attend the socially-distanced events.
Southampton Fights Invasion Of Dirt Bikes On Public Trails
Hundreds March In Streets Of Sag Harbor To Rail Against Police Violence
The Hampton Classic horse show, a staple of late summer in Bridgehampton, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sag Harbor School District released a statement Friday on the death of George Floyd and racial inequality in general in the United States.