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ADA Suits Target Village Businesses

A Huntington woman has filed suit against at least 10 East End businesses, charging them with discriminating against her because they do not comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, the sweeping federal legislation adopted in 1990 that aims to eliminate barriers in public places to the disabled.

Fundraising Effort For Steinbeck Park Is Launched

This week, the Sag Harbor Partnership formally announced that it would partner with the village to lead a private fundraising effort to raise the estimated $4 million it will take to transform what is now little more than a vacant lot into “a jewel for our village,” said Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy.

The Windsor Heart Project: A Sculpted Stone Tribute To Edith Windsor AT Southampton Town...

The Windsor Heart, a tribute to gay rights activist Edith Windsor, will be unique among a growing collection of memorials honoring the woman who fought for marriage equality. Set on the lawn of Southampton Town Hall, the sculptural tribute “will be a place where all people can come get married,” said Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who designed what he dubbed The Windsor Heart.

Sag Harbor School District To Begin COVID-19 Testing Of Staff, Students

Sag Harbor School District To Begin COVID-19 Testing Of Staff, Students

ANALYSIS: Lee Zeldin’s House Floor Speech On Election Was Deficient In Facts

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin of Shirley joined a majority of his fellow House Republicans in a failed bid to reject Arizona’s and Pennsylvania’s electoral ballots for President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 6. After rioters were removed from the Capitol Building and Congress’s work could resume, Mr. Zeldin made the case for his objections in a floor speech that was at times counter-factual and often lacking in context.

UPDATE: Zeldin Defends Objections In Wake Of Rioting; Predecessor Calls Stance ‘Perpetuation Of A...

Mr. Zeldin and two of New York’s six other Republican representatives were among the 121 members of the House, all Republicans, who voted to object to the acceptance of the Electoral College votes in favor of seating President-elect Joseph Biden.

Temple Adas Israel’s Social Justice Committee Builds Community Bridges In Time Of Pandemic

The Social Justice Committee of Temple Adas Israel, which has been busy during the pandemic helping to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and mentor at-risk students, is continuing its efforts to “create bonds and strengthen community” into the new year, according to co-chairwoman Alyssa Peek.

Coal Bin Paintings Find New Home: Southampton African American Museum To Display Segregated Bar...

Coal Bin Paintings Find New Home: Southampton African American Museum To Display Segregated Bar Relics

Officials Warn That Vaccine May Not Be Available To General Public For Months

New York State is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to a gradually widening segment of the population and making preparations for distributing it to the general population — including launching a public web portal this week that allows residents to sign up for notifications about when they will be eligible to be vaccinated — but distribution is still limited only to healthcare workers or EMS personnel and is unlikely to be available to the broader public for several months.

Advocates Push For Better Stewardship Of Trails In Southampton And East Hampton Towns

While the biggest draws for both Southampton and East Hampton towns are undoubtedly their long stretches of sandy ocean beaches, members of trails organizations in both towns say their miles of walking paths winding through preserved woodlands are also highly valuable environmental assets — assets that don’t always get the attention they deserve from town government.

Wainscott Residents File Village Incorporation Petition With East Hampton Town

The Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott submitted a petition to East Hampton Town on December 30 proposing the creation of a new village and calling for a referendum vote by the residents of the would-be new municipality.

Sag Harbor Schools To Remain Closed to In-Person Instruction Through Next Week

On Saturday, January 2, Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols announced that the district would not return for in-person classes for the next week...

The Sag Harbor Express Co-Person Of The Year: Deborah O’Brien

The Sag Harbor Express Person Of The Year: Deborah O’Brien

The Sag Harbor Express Co-Person Of The Year: Cindy Ward Capalbo

The Sag Harbor Express Person Of The Year: Cindy Ward Capalbo

An Anonymous Gift Makes For A Brighter Christmas For South Fork Kids

An Anonymous Gift Makes For A Brighter Christmas For South Fork Kids

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27Speaks: Saving Steinbeck; Sag Harbor Community Rallies To Preserve Iconic Author’s Former Home

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by veteran reporter Stephen J. Kotz and Kathryn Szoka, the co-owner of Canio’s Books, for a discussion about the Steinbeck House in Sag Harbor, which hit the market last week for $17.9 million. An emerging community movement would like to see the property preserved.

Sag Harbor Man Faces Forcible Touching Charges For Incident That Occurred In October

Jake Early, 23, of Sag Harbor turned himself into police following a months long investigation of the incident, which occurred on October 24, police said.

Manager Thierry Balihuta is at Home with the Sag Harbor Cinema

When the newly refurbished Sag Harbor Cinema opens its doors, presumably sometime this spring, and patrons are finally able to settle into the comfortable, brand new seats for a state-of-the-art film experience in one of its three theaters, they just might encounter a familiar face running the place — especially if they have been regular customers of the nearby UPS Store. That’s because Thierry Balihuta, 33, who joined the staff last fall as the cinema’s manager, most recently managed the Sag Harbor UPS Store where he could be relied upon to help customers ship parcels, design brochures or produce marketing materials.