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East End Fund For Children Debuts Partnership With Citarella

Representatives from the East End Fund for Children, Citarella owner Joe Gurrera, local families and children gathered outside Citarella in Bridgehampton on Monday to celebrate the launch of a RoundUp Fundraising campaign — a partnership between Citarella and the East End Fund for Children.

No Vaccination Mandates For Local Hospital And Employees, Yet

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine have still not said whether a mandate announced last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo that all state hospital employees be vaccinated will be applied to the staff at SBSH — where employees interviewed this week estimated that as many as 25 percent of their colleagues are not vaccinated and union leaders have protested vaccination requirements for its members.

Larocca Announces Affordable Housing Initiative In Sag Harbor

As part of a new effort to address the lack of affordable housing in Sag Harbor, Mayor Jim Larocca said this week he would appoint trustees Bob Plumb and Ed Haye to serve as co-chairs of the Sag Harbor Affordable Housing Initiative.

Lil’ Birdie Opens in Sag Harbor

Located off Division Street in Sag Harbor, Lil’ Birdie offers all natural and organic homemade fried chicken, grilled chicken, and falafel sandwiches with a unique selection of sauces at an affordable price.

North Haven Returns To In-Person Meetings

The North Haven Village Board last week backed away from a proposal to slap an automatic two-week stop-work order on contractors who continue to ignore the village’s weekend-ban on noisy construction work after first receiving a warning from the building inspector.

Police Chief Tells Bridgehampton Residents No Easy Fixes For Traffic Woes

But most who attended a discussion with Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki sponsored by the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee wanted to know what could be done to get drivers to slow down, stop at stop signs, yield to pedestrians and bicyclists, and put their cellphones down.

At Long Last, Bridgehampton’s Nathaniel Rogers House To Be Unveiled

This Saturday, the museum’s board of trustees will celebrate the completion of that $11.7 million, 18-year project, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at 5 p.m.

Stephanie Bitis Sentenced To 15 Months For Defrauding Employer Of More Than $300,000

U.S. District Judge Gary R. Brown said he considered Ms. Bitis’s service to the community and the support of her friends, family and current employer and the efforts that she has made so far toward restitution, but considering the “significant magnitude” of the crime plus the fact that she had engaged in similar behavior before, an “incarceratory sentence” was warranted.

Ed Haye, Sag Harbor’s Newest Trustee, Is Ready To Serve

Ed Haye, the newest member of the Sag Harbor Village Board, was not exactly looking for an opportunity to serve in local government when new Mayor James Larocca came calling after the June election.

HarborFest Set To Return To Sag Harbor In September

HarborFest, a post-Labor Day tradition that attracts tourists and locals alike to the Sag Harbor waterfront, will return the weekend of September 11-12.

Sag Harbor Board Members Vow To Work Together

Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board said this week they were ready to give it a rest after ill will from a campaign that grew increasingly testy as the election neared spilled over to the first meeting led by Mayor James Larocca on July 13.

Key Shinnecock Burial Ground At Sugar Loaf Hill Will At Long Last Be Returned...

Key Shinnecock Burial Ground At Sugar Loaf Hill Will At Long Last Be Returned To Tribe

As Infections Climb Among The Unvaccinated, OLA Scrambles For Ways To Reach Those Falling...

With gaps in vaccination coverage driving a new increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — and the highest positivity rates in Suffolk County since early spring — advocates for minority communities say that they are still seeing significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals, especially in the large Latino immigrant population.

Consensus And Clashes As Sag Harbor Village Board Meets

The newly reconstituted Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday agreed it would extend a moratorium on most waterfront construction for six months and opened a hearing on a proposed waterfront overlay zoning district, even though that initiative will likely see major revisions in the coming months under the direction of new Mayor James Larocca.

Artist Reynold Ruffins Of Sag Harbor Remembered For His Decades Of Work

Reynold Ruffins, an honored commercial and fine artist whose experiences ranged from helping to form one of the most celebrated design studios in New York City to volunteering to design artwork for posters and greeting cards for a community organization in his beloved Sag Harbor, died on Sunday, July 11. He was 90 years old.

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27Speaks: Back To School In The Continuing Wake Of COVID

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the start of the new school year, and the issues teachers and administrators are facing in the continuing wake of COVID, and the extra help students need after remote learning for portions of the past two years.

A Welcome Return For Sag Harbor’s HarborFest

HarborFest returned to Sag Harbor this weekend after a one-year hiatus owing to the coronavirus, and to say it was a hit with a population that has grown weary of being cooped up would be an understatement. Huge crowds converged on Long Wharf and the waterfront under sunny blue skies to listen to music, sample food from a number of purveyors, browse displays or watch the whaleboat races.

Dead Air Surrounds WLNG Tower Application

Over a year ago, when COVID-19 led to an influx of full-time residents in Sag Harbor, village officials scrambled to improve cellular service, which by all accounts suffered considerably as more people competed for limited bandwidth.