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School District Repairs Water Main Break

Sag Harbor School District administrators found themselves responding to a water main break at Sag Harbor Elementary School at approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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Plan to End Leaf Pick-Up in North Haven Draws Few to Podium

Mayor Jeff Sander explained Tuesday night that the village found itself dealing with a dilemma when it comes to its longstanding practice of offering leaf pick-up for its residents.

A Mixed Bag Reaction to Montauk Hamlet Study

Residents and representatives of environmental groups applauded efforts by the East Hampton Town Board to address the creeping reality of climate change and sea level rise in its new hamlet study for downtown Montauk during a public hearing last Thursday in Town Hall. Other speakers remained critical.

Lawyer Tells Harbor Committee: Think Twice Before Granting Pool Permit

The Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor seemed ready to grant a wetlands permit to allow a swimming pool 55 feet from Ligonee Creek on Monday when attorney Jeff Bragman, representing a homeowner from nearby Hildreth Street, called on the board to think again.

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.

Fresh Paint for Main Street Businesses Takes Some by Surprise

The surprisingly bright, seemingly white coat of new paint at the formerly red brick shopping cove complex at 76 and 78 Main Street is Benjamin Moore’s “Wickham Gray,” according to papers filed with the Sag Harbor Building Department.

East Hampton Trustees Support Ban on Releasing Balloons

The East Hampton Town Trustees on Monday unanimously voted to support a ban on the intentional release of balloons in the town.

Honor Roll: Pierson Student Creates ‘Digital Citizenship’ Workshops

Update — The Digital Citizenship workshop scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to January. A new date will be announced soon.

East Hampton Republicans Tap Vilar as New Party Chairman

Mr. Vilar, who lives in Springs and recently lost a bid for a town board seat in a special election, received unanimous support from the party’s executive committee.

State Troopers Investigate Last Week’s ‘Swatting’ Call to Sag Harbor Police

The New York State Police are handling an investigation of the phone call to Sag Harbor Village Police early last Wednesday morning, November 28, that prompted a massive police response to 45 Main Street, the Bond No. 9 perfumery next to the American Hotel.

Montauk Hamlet Study Up for Public Hearing

Developed by the town with the help of the Massachusetts firm, Dodson and Flinker, and former planning director Lisa Liquori, of Fine Arts and Sciences, the Montauk study explores downtown issues facing Montauk, Montauk Harbor and the Long Island Rail Road station.

Town Working on Management Plan for Opening Mecox Bay Cut to Ocean

“This bay has not drained effectively for a very long time,” Harry Ludlow told the Southampton Town Trustees on Monday, December 2, when the board held a public hearing on a long-awaited draft management plan for Mecox Bay prepared by the town’s Department of Land Management.

Thiele Announces Federal Funding Available for Home Heating Assistance

Late last month, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced applications are now being accepted for home heating assistance throughout New York State.
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$2.57 Million in Grants Announced to Improve Sound

On Monday, federal and state environmental officials announced 36 grants totaling $2.57 million to local government and community groups aimed at improving the health and ecosystem of the Long Island Sound.

Southampton Town Prepares Ban on Plastic Straws, Polystyrene Containers

The proposal for a plastic straw and polystyrene ban, based on laws adopted in the villages of East Hampton and Patchogue, would prohibit any “food service establishment, mobile food commissary or store” from possessing, selling, or offering for use single-service articles.

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East Hampton Police Apprehend Man Following Foot Chase

A 66-year-old East Hampton man led police on a brief foot chase Thursday afternoon after he allegedly shot a gun inside his house following a domestic dispute.

Town Weighs Moratorium as it Explores Bridgehampton Historic District

From the Topping Rose House, the 1910 Founders Monument and the 1842 Nathaniel Rogers house on the east to the Methodist Church and the 1825 Gurdon Corwith house on the west, more than a score of buildings and sites dating from the early 19th century to the early 20th century continue to define downtown Bridgehampton.

Town Official Details Recycling Programs for Noyac Civic Council

Noyac residents threw out question after question about trash and recycling on Tuesday to a Southampton Town official, who described the situation as overwhelming.