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Sag Harbor School Board Lays Out Plan to Fill Vacant Seat

In its effort to fill a vacant seat as soon as possible, the Sag Harbor School Board is seeking applications from community members interested in serving a 17-week term on the board.

School Board Will Hold Public Discussion to Rename Stella Maris

As a follow-up to a community survey that solicited opinions on the potential renaming of Stella Maris, the Sag Harbor School Board on Monday decided to plan a public discussion of the matter before it finalizes a name.

Harbor Books Owner Confirms Choices: Close or Move

Harbor Books on Main Street is liquidating its inventory “in anticipation of moving or closing” after February, proprietor Taylor Rose confirmed on Monday. She said that “the temporary rent freeze” offered in late November “was simply not substantial enough to cause us to stay.”

East Hampton Town Hits Back with Own Suit Over Water Contamination

East Hampton Town, itself a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a Wainscott resident over contaminated drinking water discovered in the hamlet, has filed a lawsuit of its own — against chemical manufacturing companies, a local mining operation and even some neighboring municipal entities.

Nancy Atlas To Light the Fire Again at Bay Street

Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and her band of Journeymen will kick off with Henry Haid and George Cortez on Saturday, January 5, at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater.

Parking Ban Imposed at Park, Reid Bros. Garage in Sag Harbor

It looked as if the Southampton Town Board might delay a vote on a proposal to ban parking on the east side of a stretch of highway that the Reid Brothers garage uses to park overflow vehicles, blocking the Nancy Boyd Willey park from view. But in the end, the board voted 5-0 to impose the ban.

Sag Harbor Author to Recount Solo Journey to Parts Unknown

Wafa Faith Hallam, 62, a Sag Harbor resident from 2008 to 2017, when she sold or gave away all of her possessions and flew off on a 19-month solo journey to far-away places she had never been, is not one to rest easy.

PHOTOS: Main Beach Plungers Welcome 2019 in Style

The 17th annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge was held at Main Beach in near perfect weather conditions, though there were some choppy waves to contend with

Rising Amount of Yard Waste Forces Town to Look at Stricter Rules

As commercial brush processing facilities have been closing due to tougher state waste-handling regulations imposed in 2017, the town’s three sites have all come under increasing pressure to handle rising amounts of leaves and brush. All that residential yard waste may be tainted with pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals.

Person of the Year: Minerva Perez

On Tuesday afternoon earlier this month, Minerva Perez was in full work mode — which was unexpected, considering it was her birthday. She had a...

Judge Rejects Appeal Seeking To Expand Mining Operation in Noyac

Closing another door on continued sand mining in Noyac, the state DEC’s chief administrative law judge last week rejected Sand Land’s motion to reargue its long pending application to expand its mining operations on its 50-acre site off Middle Line Highway and Millstone Road.

New Cinema Plans Get Nod from Zoning Board

Having cleared its regulatory hurdles before Sag Harbor Village’s planning, zoning and architectural review boards earlier this year, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center has launched a sequel to that process.

State Awards $16.7 Million in Economic Development Grants on South Fork

Municipalities, nonprofits and private companies on the South Fork will receive almost $16.7 million in economic development grants that were awarded by Governor Andrew Cuomo through the Regional Economic Development Councils on Tuesday.

Kerr Resigns from Sag Harbor School Board

January Kerr, a second-year Sag Harbor School Board member who had been chosen by her colleagues as school board president this year, resigned from the school board on Thursday.

Southampton Town Weighs Parking Ban at Reid Brothers Garage

The Southampton Town Board on Tuesday aired a proposal to ban parking for 385 feet from the Sag Harbor Village boundary to the south end of the park on the east side of the Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, precisely the stretch used by Reid Brothers garage for vehicle storage along the edge of Nancy Boyd Willey park.

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Larocca Announces Affordable Housing Initiative In Sag Harbor

As part of a new effort to address the lack of affordable housing in Sag Harbor, Mayor Jim Larocca said this week he would appoint trustees Bob Plumb and Ed Haye to serve as co-chairs of the Sag Harbor Affordable Housing Initiative.

Lil’ Birdie Opens in Sag Harbor

Located off Division Street in Sag Harbor, Lil’ Birdie offers all natural and organic homemade fried chicken, grilled chicken, and falafel sandwiches with a unique selection of sauces at an affordable price.

North Haven Returns To In-Person Meetings

The North Haven Village Board last week backed away from a proposal to slap an automatic two-week stop-work order on contractors who continue to ignore the village’s weekend-ban on noisy construction work after first receiving a warning from the building inspector.