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Hampton Hopper Recommended To Provide Last Mile Service for Commuters

The Hamptons Hopper bus service has been recommended to provide the “last mile” shuttle in East Hampton for the South Fork Commuter Connection — a commuter rail and bus service East Hampton and Southampton towns plan to launch in March in an effort to reduce traffic congestion.

Grant Denial Stalls Plan To Renovate Long Wharf

Following the rejection of Sag Harbor’s application for about $2.5-million in state waterfront revitalization funds, the village’s approximately $3-million, long-discussed plan to restore and renovate Long Wharf appears to be on hold while the Village Board ponders how to pay for it.

Harbor Panel Asks To Be Asked To Review Havens Beach Drainage Plan

A news report in last week’s Expressthat the Village of Sag Harbor planned to enlarge the outflow pipe and remove invasive phragmites by this summer at the Havens Beach end of the municipal drainage swale prompted members of the Harbor Committee on Monday to wonder if they shouldn’t be asked to verify that the plan complies with the village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

Review Board Takes Issue with Sag Harbor Cinema’s Roof Deck Plan

Last Thursday, when the cinema’s representatives went before the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review for a public hearing, they hit a rough patch.

Architects Have Confrontation Over Proposed Size of Townhouse Project

Architects representing Save Sag Harbor and developer Jay Bialsky last Thursday, January 10, clashed publicly over the details of Mr. Bialsky’s proposal to build a complex of two waterfront townhouses at 2 West Water Street, one containing two large condo units and the other containing one.

Audit Results Will Likely Have Impact on Sag Harbor School Budget

An auditor’s 2018 report calling for the Sag Harbor School District to ramp up oversight in its business department will likely have an impact on the district’s bottom line.

Express Sessions Returns with Focus on Community Journalism

The issue-based Express Sessions series will return to the American Hotel on Friday, January 18, and address the importance of community journalism and how the work of local media companies compares to the national dialogue on the ever-changing role of media.

East Hampton Town Will Propose Ban On Releasing Balloons

East Hampton Town officials will introduce a law Thursday, January 17, that would prohibit the intentional release of balloons in the town.

Sag Harbor School Board Appoints Attorney to Vacant Seat

The newest member of the Sag Harbor Board of Education is Brian DeSesa, a parent and local attorney who is also a member of the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.

Pierson Students Launch Online Newspaper

The Hypothetical is Pierson’s recently launched online publication, an effort born late in 2018 out of teacher Gary Schulman’s journalism class and now extending into an extracurricular club involving Pierson students from all walks of life.

Audio-Video Upgrade in Works for Sag Harbor Village Hall

Black Sheep Television Ltd. will upgrade the existing audio system in the Sag Harbor Village Hall meeting room and install two high definition 65-inch flat screen video monitors. Wirelessly connected to inputs at the podium, they will display to the audience and the board members any plans, renderings and slide shows speakers have on their laptops.

Firefighter Foam Pollutes East Hampton Airport

Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said the evidence so far suggests there is no plume of PFOS pollution flowing with groundwater south from the East Hampton Airport property and that there instead probably have been multiple sources for the spotty, random pattern of pollution that has been found in the area

Despite Protests, Village Board Proceeds with Impound Lot Plan

Despite a crowded sidewalk protest on Monday and a meeting room packed with opponents on Tuesday, the Sag Harbor Village Board voted 4-1 to proceed with plans to pave a 4,800-square-foot site on the east side of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor turnpike to serve as an impound lot for vehicles seized by Sag Harbor Village Police.

Now It’s the Village Banning Parking Near Nancy Willey Park

Following Southampton Town’s decision last month to ban parking on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor near the Reid Brothers garage and the Nancy Willey roadside park, the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday took action to do the same on its side of the village-town boundary.

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.

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