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Alleged Drug Distribution Ring Busted in Montauk

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced the arrest of 16 people and the seizure of about $100,000 in cash plus cocaine, marijuana, opioid pills and drug paraphernalia during a major takedown of an alleged drug distribution ring that was run out of several bars and restaurants in Montauk.

Park Dream Draws Closer Following Ferry Road Demolition

A less-than-beautiful blip on Sag Harbor’s otherwise picturesque waterfront entered a new phase of development Monday as demolition crews took down dilapidated buildings and cleared debris along 1, 3 and 5 Ferry Road at the foot of the bridge to begin making way for the much-anticipated John Steinbeck Waterfront Park.

Sag Pizza Denied Outdoor Seating

On Tuesday evening, members of the village board voted, 3-2, to not grant Sag Pizza owners Michael Cinque and Laurent Tourondel their outdoor dining permit for 10 seats at the pizzeria and restaurant.

Dialing In on Cell Phone Rules for Pierson Middle Schoolers

Calling all middle school families — the Sag Harbor School Board is weighing changes to the Pierson Middle School student cell phone policy.

East Hampton Town Trustees Hear from Public on South Fork Wind Farm

Deepwater Wind has sought easements from trustees to land its power cable off Beach Lane in Wainscott and one from the town board asking to run the cable under town-owned roads to a power substation off Cove Hollow Road in Wainscott.

Shaq — and Jimmy — Come to Bridgehampton To Hype ‘Killer Bees’

Basketball-legend-turned-movie-producer Shaquille O’Neal made an appearance at Bridgehampton High School on Friday, August 10, to promote the documentary film “Killer Bees.”

Hampton Lifeguards Blast Through Virginia Beach

Beach flags is a specialty among lifeguards from the Hamptons Lifeguard Association, which sent nearly 100 members to Virginia Beach last week to once again flex their muscles at the annual United States Lifesaving Association National Championships.

Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge Moves Forward Despite Loss of Leader

The Antigua and Barbuda Hamptons Challenge, which awards its winner with the largest amateur sailing prize on the East Coast, will move forward in the waters off Sag Harbor this Saturday despite the loss of Roden, who passed away on August 11 after a sudden battle with cancer.

Eligible for National Historic Status, SANS Is Subject of Guild Hall Lecture

At Professor Andrew Kahrl's lecture on Saturday, it was learned all three SANS neighborhoods are eligible for national historic designation, following the completion in March of a survey of the roughly 300 properties in the area.

Tower Contractor Says Ocean Helicopter Route Still In Effect

Even though Noyac and Northwest area residents say they are hearing far more helicopter noise than usual recently, “There have been no official cancellations of any routes — including the Sierra route.”

Murf’s Tavern Goes Up for Sale

Jay Hamel, the beleaguered owner of Murf’s Tavern, has put the venerable bar at 64 Division Street up for sale at a price of $3.5 million.

Ferry Road Buildings To Be Demolished Starting Monday

The buildings located at 1, 3 and 5 Ferry Road in Sag Harbor will be demolished by developer Jay Bialsky on Monday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m.

NASCAR Executive Charged with DWI and Drug Possession in Sag Harbor

Brian Z. France, the chairman and CEO of NASCAR since 2003, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree, by Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, August 5.

Complaints Emerge Over Parking Restrictions at Sagg Main

After a Southampton woman complained that traffic control officers were harassing people at Sagg Main Beach, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman headed over himself to check out the scene this Monday. Like a number of others, he left with a parking ticket himself.

Size of West Water Street Condos Questioned

Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Thursday told developer Jay Bialsky and architect Dave Harvey they would likely face an uphill battle for their proposed town house complex at 2 West Water Street.

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Southampton Town Seeks Youth for Model Government Program

Southampton Town is establishing a chapter of one of the oldest model government programs in the nation, and is seeking high school students — not just from Southampton Town — to participate.

A Conversation With Jeri Moomaw

Jeri Moomaw, the founder and executive director of Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative, based in Olympia, Washington, will be a presenter during two events this week at Stony Brook Southampton aimed at eliminating human trafficking.

A Celebration of All Things Sly Comes to Sag Harbor

On Thursday, September 27, Dan Koontz and his hand-picked posse will kick off the eighth season of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival performing the songs made famous by Sly and the Family Stone at 8 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.