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Board Votes To Move Forward with Semkus Memorial

The workout station would consist of a set of parallel bars, three pull-up bars and a natural rock donated by East Hampton Masonry, with a memorial plaque in memory of their friend, Michael Semkus.

Round Pond Plan Gets Warmer Reception from New Village Board

After a month’s time and the intervening change in village administrations, the Sag Harbor Village Board’s response was a lot more positive on Tuesday to a second airing of Southampton Town’s plan to remove a failing bulkhead on Round Pond, shift the end of Middle Line Highway away from the water to create a natural buffer, restore the natural shoreline there and install “rain gardens” to filter runoff before it reaches the pond.

North Ferry Adds Departures for LIRR Commuters

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming joined with Bridgford Hunt and Stella Lagudis, the General Managers of the North Ferry, Co. and local officials to announce schedule adjustments made to accommodate commuters connecting with the LIRR during a press conference held on Tuesday, July 2.

Mother Admitted Killing Twin Toddlers To Police, Will Turn To Insanity Defense

Tenia Campbell, the Medford woman who is accused of having suffocated her 2-year-old daughters last month, will focus on mental health in her defense. 

The Bluebird: An East Hampton Flyer Who Sparks Delight

Unlike jets, helicopters and seaplanes, bluebirds don’t make a lot of noise. In fact, as thrushes, they sing a lovely song — and the wooden boxes in which the nest on the grassy terrain around the East Hampton Airport are on track to yield about 60 birds this season.

Harbor Committee: Formal OK for Havens Beach Runoff and Filter Project

The Harbor Committee formalized the unanimous vote it took last month to support a long-pending village plan as a short-term solution to pollution at Havens Beach and flooding on Hempstead Street by boosting the overflow capacity of the runoff filtration system at Havens Beach and creating easier access to the filtration sponges it contains so they can be serviced.

Vilar Will Continue to Lead East Hampton Town Republican Committee

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee last week reelected its current leadership to new terms heading up the town’s beleaguered party. 

New Mayor Sworn In, Pledges to Restore Public Comment at Top of Agenda

Kathleen Mulcahy was officially sworn in as the new mayor of Sag Harbor Monday afternoon, July 1, at the annual reorganization meeting of the Board of Trustees and announced during her first stint at the helm that she would restore public comment to the start of regular meetings.

Town Wants Public Water at Poxabogue Golf Center As a Precaution

There are no issues with the well water at Poxabogue, but a public facility, with a restaurant, should have public water, because it is tested even more frequently,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “It just makes a lot of sense since there has been issues in the area."

Mother Begs Police to Shoot Her after She Had Killed Her 2-Year-Old Twins

A 24-year-old mother who investigators say had killed her two toddlers earlier in the day begged East Hampton Town Police officers to shoot her as they approached her car in Montauk last Thursday afternoon, June 27.

Mecox Cut Remains Open after 13 Weeks; Closing It Not Yet an Option

The Mecox Cut, a man-made trench dug periodically between the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay, has been flowing for nearly 13 weeks, and closing it does not appear to be an option anytime soon because of the presence of endangered and threatened bird species.

Dusky Finally Sees Passage of Bill to Unseal Birth Records of Adoptees

“There is a woman in my hometown who was a birth mother and gave up her baby in 1966,” Mr. Thiele said of Ms. Dusky. “She’s been an advocate for this bill for decades,” he said, adding that the new bill gives people the right to access their health information, circumstances of their birth, and genetics. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,” he said.

East Hampton Town to Fund Sag Harbor Water Quality Projects

East Hampton Town has pledged to help Sag Harbor implement a series of stormwater runoff abatement projects along Bay Street and in the Azurest neighborhood, using the town’s Community Preservation Fund revenues.

Applicant Won’t Allow Site Visit by Review Board and Consultant

An applicant before Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board on June 27 adamantly refused to allow the board’s historical consultant to visit the property to assess its 18th-and 19th-century structural and architectural details.

North Haven Counts Ticks to Assess Its 4-Poster Deer Feeding Stations

The Village of North Haven this season is working to establish a database to prove the effectiveness of its 4-poster program to kill ticks and reduce the incidence of tick-borne illnesses on the 2.7-square-mile peninsula between Shelter Island and Sag Harbor.

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Sag Harbor Interdependence Walk Takes Place Sunday

On Sunday, large crowds gathered in Sag Harbor to participate in the town’s second annual Interdependence Walk.

A Conversation With Elayne Boosler

The comedian, writer and animal activist talks about being a woman in the world of comedy, her love for animals and why she is throwing her support behind LTV Studios in Wainscott.

Quogue Artists Open Studios To Public

Next weekend, nine artists will welcome the public to their studios during the inaugural Quogue Artists Open Studio Tour.