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Southampton Reorganizes Departments and Adopts Final Budget

The Southampton Town Board authorized a major reorganization of town departments last week when it adopted a final 2019 operating budget that totals about $102.65 million, up 3.3 percent from the current budget.

Hamptons Doc Fest Sharpens Its Focus

When Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi set out to make “Free Solo,” they would make a climbing film that wasn’t about climbing. They would literally, and figuratively, defy heights and boundaries — capturing one man’s dream to conquer the vast granite wall of El Capitan unaided, a feat never accomplished before.

Talent and High Hopes for Lady Whalers Basketball Team

Chastin Giles and Katie Kneeland, and certainly their coach, Kevin Barron, remember what it felt like when an eight-point lead slipped away and Stony Brook celebrated a playoff victory on the Lady Whalers’ home floor to end last season.

Bridgehampton Focuses on Building Positive School Culture

Asked whether they agreed with the statement “Students in this school show respect for each other,” 9.9 percent strongly agreed; 24.7 agreed; 43.2 percent felt “neutral,” and 22.2 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed.

‘Express Sessions’ Looks at the Rise of Arts and Culture in Sag Harbor

From contemporary art galleries to iconic businesses like Canio’s Books, and cornerstone institutions including Bay Street Theater, the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum and the John Jermain Memorial Library, the cultural scene in Sag Harbor has been evolving to meet the needs of a changing world.

Bid for Fence Stalls Permit Vote; Failing Septic Systems an Issue in 2 Wetlands...

There are things the board has no authority to require, commented Mr. Parker, “but there are things we cannot allow.”

Grassroots Effort Got Out the Vote For Gershon in Sag Harbor Area

By the midterm elections earlier this month, Ms. Morris’s house had become ground zero for a get-out-the-vote operation that drew dozens of volunteers from across the South Fork. Main Street Conversations and its friends had become a well-oiled political-action machine, one of several local political groups and single volunteers energized to resist the Trump presidency from its beginning by supporting his opposition on Election Day.

Highway Super: Town Falling Behind on Roads

"Whatever you want to call it, the trend is changing. The water in the ocean is warmer, these storms are stronger and it’s putting stress on the infrastructure. And it’s putting a stress on the population that has a hard time dealing with the concept of having flooding issues.”

Pierson Field Hockey Stars Sign Letters of Intent

It’s a rare occurrence when two students from a small school like Pierson sign letters of intent to play Division I athletics in college on the same day. But then again, student athletes like Paige Schaefer and Charlotte Johnson don’t come along often.

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.

Corish Urges Village Board To Rethink Impound Lot Near Greenbelt

Twelve speakers pleaded with the board to reconsider its decision to put a 60-by-80 foot vehicle impound lot for the Sag Harbor Village Police Department on a 24-acre parcel it owns adjacent to the Long Pond Greenbelt.

Officials Say Energy Policies are Reason for Drop in Power Demand

The demand in Southampton Town for electricity from the PSEG Long Island grid fell nearly 29 percent from 2010 to 2017 in spite of the energy needs of 1,000 to 1,500 new, often large houses built during that period.

Friends of Havens Beach Plead For Clean-Up of Dredge Spoils

Three speakers from Friends of Havens Beach gently prodded the Sag Harbor Village Board at its monthly meeting Tuesday to deal with continuing problems at the beach including black sediment, large rocks, and detritus including burned wood and corroded iron on the beach.

Art from Rizzie and Cash Combine in ‘Bird on a Blade’

“Bird on a Blade" features 50 pairs of RosanneCash’s lyrics and Dan Rizzie’s images that amplify one another, speaking to the experiences of love and loss, fear and faith, and everyday hope.

Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton Say ‘Thank You’ to Veterans

“America’s veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world,” Sergeant Max Yardley said.

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Hermanson Foundation Grants $285,000 to Hospital

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded $285,000 in grants to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well.

Balserus, Broadmeadow and Hemby Are Chiefs

On Wednesday, January 9, the commissioners of the Bridgehampton Fire District swore-in their three newly-elected chiefs for the ensuing year.

Government: New Round of Water Quality Applications in Southampton, Dust Bowl in Amagansett

The Town of Southampton will accept applications for the second round of CPF Water Quality Improvement Projects through March 15, 2019, it announced in a press release issued this week.