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East Hampton Looks To Expand Affordable Housing Density

Officials also agreed to include a neighboring 2.5-acre property owned by the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust in the overlay district.

Hampton Bays Man Arrested For Christmas Murder; Second Suspect Still At Large

Dominick Parisi, 57, was arrested Sunday, January 16, at a home in Hampton Bays after a three-week investigation by Southampton Town Police and Suffolk County Police Department homicide detectives.

Governor Hochul Signs Open Meetings Law Sponsored By Thiele

The law, which was supported by the Association of Towns, the New York Conference of Mayors and the New York State School Boards Association, is intended to help safeguard public health during the ongoing pandemic, and continue the practice of holding meetings using Zoom and other video conferencing technology that has become ubiquitous since March 2020.
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27Speaks: Smile, You’re On Police Body Camera!

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Alec Giufurta for a discussion about efforts by local police agencies to implement body camera programs.

Sag Harbor Village Board Adopts Zoning Code For Waterfront

After nearly a year-and-a-half of debate that was at times rancorous and which contributed to the tone of last year’s bitterly contested mayoral race, the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday adopted a streamlined version of a Waterfront Overlay District that is intended to rein in development along the village’s most valuable asset.

Turf Field Debate Returns To Sag Harbor

Turf Field Debate Returns To Sag Harbor

The Art Shop Is Razed, But A Promise Is Made That It Will Be...

The Art Shop Is Razed, But A Promise Is Made That It Will Be Rebuilt

Evidence of Erosion All Along Redwood’s Shoreline Doesn’t Help Bid to Extend Bulkhead

Erosion along the Redwood peninsula has been “mind-blowing” and “astonishing” in recent years, a former top regional environmental official told the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee last week in making the case as to why Josh Schwartz should be allowed to rebuild and extend his aging bulkhead at 188 Redwood Road on Sag Harbor Cove.

Sag Harbor Trust Presses East Hampton To Embrace Partnership On Housing Development

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said this week that he will propose the town add the housing trust’s property to a special “affordable housing overlay” district the town intends to put in place on 8.5 acres of adjacent land and work to develop the two properties in conjunction to maximize the number of residential units that can be built on the land.

New Banners Urge Continued COVID-19 Vigilance In Sag Harbor

New public service announcement banners have appeared on Main Street in Sag Harbor urging residents and visitors alike to continue to take precautions against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Southampton Town Board Votes To Retain, Not Retire, Senior Officers

Southampton Town Board Votes To Retain, Not Retire, Senior Officers

Taking The Helm At Highway, McArdle Lists Equipment and Facilities As Top Priority

Taking The Helm At Highway, McArdle Lists Equipment and Facilities As Top Priority

Neighbors Take Fight Against Atlantic Golf Club Housing To ZBA

East Hampton attorney Brian Matthews, who represents the group, said in a release this week that he would ask the town Zoning Board of Appeals, which meets remotely next Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m., to overturn a June 4 determination by the town’s chief building inspector that the complex was a legal accessory use of a golf course.
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27Speaks: The Express News Group’s People Of The Year For 2021

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporters Michelle Trauring, Stephen Kotz, Cailin Riley and Desiree Keegan, who wrote profiles of The Express News Group’s people of the year for 2021.

State Grant Will Allow Sag Harbor To Install Walkway At Steinbeck Park

State Grant Will Allow Sag Harbor To Install Walkway At Steinbeck Park

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27Speaks: Looking Up; Birding On The East End In The Wake Of Climate Change

This week, the panel is joined by veteran journalist and former Sag Harbor Express Publisher Bryan Boyhan for a discussion abut an article he wrote about birding on the East End in the wake of changes caused by climate change.

A Shift in Winter Bird Populations Seen as Climate and Habitat Change

From a distance of several hundred yards, all you can clearly see, even with binoculars, is the flush of white from the breast and a speck of black. Then the bird cocks its head down, breaking the surface of the water, tips forward and disappears.

John Jermain Librarian Wins Diversity Internship

Nancy Myers, 33, met Catherine Creedon, the former director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, when she was a patron and the library was in its temporary quarters on West Water Street during a major renovation.