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Building Inspector Checks, Finds Billy Joel House Conforms to Its Permit

No code violations are occurring at the property, according to Sag Harbor Building Inspector Thomas Preiato. ARB Chair Dean Gomolka, also asked for comment, said the building inspector had investigated and found the construction to be “within his tolerances.”

Express Sessions Puts Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center Into Focus

Three years after the Sag Harbor Cinema, a vital, if at times under frequented center of the village’s cultural life, was badly damaged by fire, the new Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center that will take its place is coming into sharper focus.

Ferraris to Receive Community Service Award

Sag Harbor native Gregory N. Ferraris has been selected to receive the fourth annual Community Service Award from the Sag Harbor Partnership.

New Film About a Vietnam War Hero has East End Ties

Though he lives in Los Angeles these days, film director and writer Todd Robinson has deep roots on the East End. While the subject of his latest film, Vietnam-era pararescueman William Pitsenbarger, hailed from Ohio, not New York, in some ways Robinson’s film about the was locally inspired.

Review Panel Approves Renovations at Historic L’Hommedieu House

Despite strident objections from two neighbors, plans to renovate the historic L’Hommedieu house at 258 Main Street — including a “recreation room” on the third floor — won conditional approval from the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review board on October 10.

Cinema’s Rooftop Equipment Remains an Issue for Review Panel

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center withdrew its application to Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board last week to approve its plan to externally brace a third-floor wall. But the board’s chairman noted that issues at the cinema building remain pending before the board, particularly plans for screening HVAC equipment on the roof.

Meet the Macabre and Mischievous Charles Addams

The man who H. Kevin Miserocchi came to know as the creator of “The Addams Family” did not match the rumors widely circulated about him: for instance, that he slept in a coffin, regularly frequented an asylum for rest and relaxation, and loved to wear a monogrammed straitjacket.

Southampton Town Trustees Adopt Mecox Management Plan

Despite opposition from Southampton Town’s chief environmental analyst, the Town Trustees adopted a plan to manage the Mecox Cut last week, after nearly four years of working with local residents and regulatory agencies to fine-tune its details. But even as it won unanimous approval, issues remain.

Independent Pharmacies Feel Helpless As Unregulated Middlemen Influence Profits

All independent pharmacies in Southampton and East Hampton towns, like other pharmacies across the state and the country, are facing financial challenges as a result of an unregulated middleman system, with pharmacies on one side and drug manufacturers and insurance companies on the other.

Take a Trip Under the Sea with ‘The Little Mermaid’ at SCC

A rebellious teenager with burbling hormones, a chance meeting with a prince and a raft of amusing friends and an evil witch — all come together in the Center Stage production of “The Little Mermaid” at the Southampton Cultural Center.

“Conscience Point” Brings Shinnecock Nation And Its People Into Focus

Filmmaker Treva Wurmfeld is drawn to feisty female characters. And in 2014, Becky Hill-Genia commanded her full attention. It was the way she spoke — honestly and openly, with a “no-time-to-lose” energy steeped in empowering philosophies and political ideas, Wurmfeld recalled.

Shining A Light On The Woman Behind The Artist

For Pablo Picasso, there was Dora Maar. For Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel. Behind Jackson Pollock was Lee Krasner, and for Willem de Kooning, there was Elaine. They were the women keeping the engines running, inspiring and supporting their famous partners by, in some cases, dimming their own artistic lights. Filmmaker Tom Dolby is ready to shift that narrative — reimagining the expected path with his first solo directing effort, “The Artist’s Wife.”

Bramoff to Lead SAFE in Sag Harbor

Brooke Bramoff has been named the newest project coordinator for SAFE in Sag Harbor, the nonprofit that aims to educate community members about the dangers of substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors among area youth.

Second Southampton Press Sessions Event Focuses On Affordable Housing Crisis

The second “Press Sessions” event in Southampton Village hosted by The Express News Group took place on Friday at Union Cantina, where a panel consisting of local lawmakers, real estate agents and developers discussed affordable housing.

County Legislator Contenders Debate In Hampton Bays Monday

The two candidates vying for a spot on the Suffolk County Legislature debated important issues at the Hampton Bays Community Center Monday night. Democratic incumbent Bridget Fleming is seeking reelection for her third term and her opponent Linda Kabot is looking to make a return to office.

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Sag Harbor Superintendent Katy Graves to Take Leave for “Immediate Surgery”

“With a heavy heart, I regret to inform the members of the Board of Education and the community that I will have to step away from my duties beginning on November, 22, 2019 as the Superintendent of the Sag Harbor Schools for immediate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City,” said Ms. Graves in a letter to the board of education on November 15.

Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust Hopeful For Route 114 Project

Members of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, a nonprofit formed in 2008, said this week they remain hopeful that a partnership with the Town of East Hampton might result in a housing project on Route 114 in Wainscott, just outside of Sag Harbor Village, one that could result in many more housing units than the organization would be able to construct on its own.

Grants Will Be Sought to Restore Revolutionary War Grave Sites at Old Burial Ground...

The Old Burying Ground, one of the South Fork’s oldest cemeteries, is home to more than 330 gravesites, some dating back to the Revolutionary War. And many are in dire need of repair, local historic preservation consultant Zachary Studenroth reported to the Sag Harbor Village Board at its Tuesday night meeting.