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Ferraris Steps Down from Sag Harbor Village Planning Board

Gregory Ferraris, a former Sag Harbor Village Mayor and Trustee, stepped down from his post as chairman of the village planning board on Monday.

Sag Harbor Zoning Board Takes Up West Water Street Condos

When Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last viewed preliminary plans for Jay Bialsky’s redevelopment of 2 West Water Street, its chairman predicted the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals would have a hard time with the project. That’s exactly what began to unfold Tuesday.

Water Authority Breaks Ground on New District in Wainscott

The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground Monday morning on a new water district in Wainscott — a $24 million project that will bring public water to 520 homes in the hamlet.

Breakfast, Lunch To Be Offered Free of Charge at Bridgehampton School

Starting in September, breakfast and lunch will now be a free-for-all at the Bridgehampton School — literally. Every student, regardless of family income, will now receive free breakfasts and lunches at the school if he or she chooses to, the school district recently announced.

Perils of Opioid Crisis Discussed at Guild Hall

There were some striking takeaways from a fast-paced, sharply-focused discussion of the opioid crisis Monday night at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Elite Runners Rule the Day and Course Record Falls at Ellen’s Run

Erik Engstrom, a native of East Hampton set a blazing pace in the early going before setting a new course record of 15:39.97 at the 23rd Annual Ellen's Run in Southampton on Saturday.

New Year, Same Script at Artists Writers Softball Game

The 70th annual Artists and Writers Softball Game was held Saturday at Herrick Park in East Hampton, where the writers won for the third consecutive year, this time by a score of 12-8.

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.

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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: August 6 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about the East End real estate market, which has seen a boom following the global COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss the effects of a growing population on the community and question whether the changes will be permanent. The discussion highlights a virtual Express Sessions forum held this week on the real estate industry.

Governor Cuomo Greenlights School Reopening Across the State

All school districts in New York State can re-open. They are all authorized to open, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday, August 7, rendering his long-awaited decision on school reopening in New York State.

EXPRESS SESSIONS: East End School Superintendents Prepare For New School Year

The doctor’s comments came during a virtual Express Sessions panel on July 30, “Local Districts Face Tough Decisions Ahead,” hosted by the Express News Group via Zoom. The event brought together five area school superintendents: Lars Clemensen of Hampton Bays, Dr. Nicholas Dyno of Southampton, Jeff Nichols of Sag Harbor, Michael Radday of Westhampton Beach, and Debra Winter of Springs. Also on the panel were State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Jim Kinnier, the president of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor.