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Sag Harbor Board Members Vow To Work Together

Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board said this week they were ready to give it a rest after ill will from a campaign that grew increasingly testy as the election neared spilled over to the first meeting led by Mayor James Larocca on July 13.

Key Shinnecock Burial Ground At Sugar Loaf Hill Will At Long Last Be Returned...

Key Shinnecock Burial Ground At Sugar Loaf Hill Will At Long Last Be Returned To Tribe

As Infections Climb Among The Unvaccinated, OLA Scrambles For Ways To Reach Those Falling...

With gaps in vaccination coverage driving a new increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — and the highest positivity rates in Suffolk County since early spring — advocates for minority communities say that they are still seeing significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals, especially in the large Latino immigrant population.

Merchants Group Forms To Support Keeping Bay Street In Village

Citing Bay Street Theater’s key role as an economic anchor for Sag Harbor, a newly formed coalition of business owners is urging new Mayor James Larocca to make the future of the theater a top priority during his first 100 days in office.

Sag Harbor Village Board Agrees Affordable Housing Must Be A Priority

Sag Harbor Village Board Agrees Affordable Housing Must Be A Priority

CDC Says School Should Be In-Person Full-Time, Masks Aren’t Required For Those Vaccinated

Local school district officials said they’re awaiting state guidance before making any final decisions.

What Does A Yellow Light Mean? Town Tries To Tackle Traffic

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is calling for the creation of a traffic task force charged with finding ways to keep cars moving on the South Fork.
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27Speaks: Get Out Of My House! Local Effects Of The Eviction Moratorium

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the latest developments on a state eviction moratorium that was enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a few East End cases where the moratorium has allegedly been abused by local renters.

Consensus And Clashes As Sag Harbor Village Board Meets

The newly reconstituted Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday agreed it would extend a moratorium on most waterfront construction for six months and opened a hearing on a proposed waterfront overlay zoning district, even though that initiative will likely see major revisions in the coming months under the direction of new Mayor James Larocca.

Harbor Shop Convenience Store Slated To Open In Sag Harbor Next Week

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Harbor Shop, the new convenience store that will replace the 7-Eleven in Sag Harbor later this month.

‘Wear Your Seatbelts,’ Coach Warns Following Dramatic Highway Crash

Troopers said she was driving westbound in the right-hand lane, when she clipped the rear of a pickup truck traveling in front of her after moving to the left-hand lane in an attempt to pass. Ms. Martinez Arias then moved back over into the right-hand lane and struck a third vehicle, driven by Mr. Bramoff, which left the road and overturned on the shoulder. There was a driver and three passengers in the second vehicle, none of whom were injured. Ms. Martinez Arias’ sedan came to a rest on the median a few hundred yards down the road.

Bridgehampton Child Care Center Floats The Notion Of A Public Pool In Bridgehampton

Bridgehampton Child Care Center Floats The Notion Of A Public Pool In Bridgehampton

Groups Look To Protect Sea Turtles Using Sculpture

The group is looking for waterfront towns and villages on Long Island to sponsor sea turtle sculptures and place them prominently in public spaces. In Southampton, a plain fiberglass turtle sculpture would then be decorated by the local community — artists or school children — and used to raise awareness, Mr. DeLuca explained.

DeSesa, Kruel Elected to Lead Sag Harbor School Board

At its annual re-organizational meeting on Monday, the Sag Harbor Board of Education nominated Brian DeSesa to return in his role as board president, for a second term, while longtime board member Sandi Kruel was nominated and sworn in as vice president, a role she has served in the past.

LIPA Proposes Renewed Contract With PSEG-LI

Though LIPA had announced that it was exploring the possibility of a public system, or contracting with a new service provider, officials ultimately decided to renew the contract with PSEG-LI, angering many Long Island legislators and residents who blame PSEG-LI for the catastrophic storm response during Tropical Storm Isaias.

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27Speaks: Promoting Remote Participation In Local Government Meetings

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele for a discussion on work he’s doing to reform the state’s Open Meetings law to include language that could require local municipalities to utilize video conferencing to provide greater access and remote participation in board meetings.

Proctor’s Slump-Busting Base Hit In The 12th Advances Whalers To HCBL Semifinals

Myles Proctor had been scuffling at the plate prior to a key at bat in the top of the 12th inning of Thursday’s wild...

Stephanie Bitis Sentenced To 15 Months For Defrauding Employer Of More Than $300,000

U.S. District Judge Gary R. Brown said he considered Ms. Bitis’s service to the community and the support of her friends, family and current employer and the efforts that she has made so far toward restitution, but considering the “significant magnitude” of the crime plus the fact that she had engaged in similar behavior before, an “incarceratory sentence” was warranted.