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DA Pennebaker, Trailblazing Filmmaker, Honored At Hamptons Doc Fest

On August 3, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker died at age 94 at home in Sag Harbor, leaving behind a legacy that includes dozens of cinéma vérité documentaries, notably “Dont Look Back,” “Monterey Pop” and, of course, “The War Room,” which will screen on Saturday, December 7, at the Southampton Arts Center, as part of the 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest.

Hamptons DocFest: Alex Gibney’s ‘Citizen K’ Unravels Power Structure In Russia

For Alex Gibney, an Oscar-winning documentarian perpetually drawn to stories about power, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was practically irresistible. Once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, in 2017, the reformed oligarch — who rocketed to wealth and prominence in the 1990s, only to serve a decade in prison in Russia and become an unlikely leader of the anti-Putin movement — was finally ready to explain exactly how he got there. And an eager Gibney was ready to listen, cameras rolling.

Journalist Gail Sheehy Creates ‘Kid Rebels,’ A Podcast That Documents A Movement

It’s long been said that music has the power to heal, and while pessimists may argue this is nothing more than wishful thinking, in the spring of 2018, journalist and author Gail Sheehy witnessed firsthand just how effective music can be when it comes to healing society’s deepest wounds.

We Don’t Need Thanksgiving to Be Talking Turkey Around Here

Nobody on eastern Long Island needs Thanksgiving and the arrival of the holiday season to be thinking about turkeys.

Push Is On to Finish Downtown Bridgehampton Pedestrian Safety Project

After a delayed start, the push is on to finish a long-planned, state-funded pedestrian safety improvement project in downtown Bridgehampton by December 31, with construction crews at work this fall on both sides of Montauk Highway at multiple locations in the business district.

On The Road: The Politics of Holidays

Well, the holidays are officially upon us — or I should say they’re officially upon the inside of my car. At least, that’s what Sirius XM Radio has been telling me since adding Channel 70 to its roster back on November 1.

Lady Whalers Bow Out on the Big Stage

Pierson, which won Suffolk County and Long Island finals on its way to a second trip to the state tournament, dropped all six of its sets, losing the last two to Lake George in an evenly-matched competition once the final pairing was already set.

Damage, No Injuries, After Fire Extinguished at the Sag Harbor Launderette

A smoky fire caused extensive damage to the Sag Harbor Launderette shortly after noon on Saturday.

Famed Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies At 89

Famed cartoonist Gahan Wilson, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died on November 21, 2019.

Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Aflame with Passion and Poignancy

Lorraine Hansberry’s dazzling drama about a black family coming hard up against the shameful bigotry endemic in America, “A Raisin in the Sun,” is set in the recent past — five years after the Montgomery bus strike, four years before the Birmingham bombing of a black church, a few years before the sit-ins, marches and race riots of the ’60s. But that doesn’t mean it’s a period piece from another era.

Dan Welden tells Tales of Printmaking with Giants of the Art World

World-renowned minimalist Dan Flavin was by far the most difficult artist to ever work with says Sag Harbor-based printmaker Dan Welden, while abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning was the easiest. But of all the artist's he ever collaborated with, there was one who would never quit — Eric Fischl.

When Art, Music and Dance is in the Family Way

With just one day to record a defining cello concerto, Margaret Garrett knew her husband was nervous. She didn’t blame him. The league was bigger. The sound was louder. The musical colors were bolder and brighter, their movement more deliberate than anything the composer had ever written.

Three People Injured When SUV Strikes School Bus Wednesday Afternoon

Southampton Town Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Scuttle Hole Road on Wednesday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m., involving a school bus and another motor vehicle.

Sag Harbor School District Welcomes New Interim Superintendent

Officials at the Sag Harbor School District announced on Wednesday afternoon that Eleanor “Ellie” Tritt will serve as interim superintendent of schools while current Superintendent Katy Graves takes a medical leave.

Express Sessions: Pondering the Future of Sag Harbor’s Public Spaces

There were no firm answers but plenty of questions on these and other topics when nearly 70 people gathered at The American Hotel for an “Express Session” luncheon discussion on Friday, November 15, on “The Future of Public Space in Sag Harbor Village.” It was the latest in a series of sold-out public discussions sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express and the last one for 2019.

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Sara Cochran Named Executive Director of The Church in Sag Harbor

The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State. 

Cosentino Named Director of Farm Operations at Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm announced late last week that Cristina Cosentino will take the role of Director of Farm Operations for the Shelter Island nonprofit.