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North Haven Retreats From Cell Tower Effort

After a sudden show of force by opponents, North Haven’s village government beat a hasty retreat last week from its months-long, committee-led effort to improve cell phone reception with the construction of a cell tower on public land south of Stock Farm Lane.

Modest Markers Tell The Story Of One Man’s Effort To Beautify Sag Harbor With...

Mr. Zaykowski, who had been doing some work on a small cabin behind the family-owned house across the street from the trees, said he noticed that the trees, which have hollowed out trunks, were starting to show their age, and he said he expected the village might soon have to cut them down.

Southampton Town Police Reform Plan Slated For Public Hearing This Week

The need to engage more actively, positively, and often with the community is a refrain throughout the Southampton Town Draft Police Reform Plan. Of 21 recommendations listed in the 282 page plan, a full third related to community outreach.

New York State Rolls Out Stricter Regulations For Cannabinoid Hemp Processors, Retailers, Distributors

The New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications from businesses seeking to operate as cannabinoid hemp processors, retailers or distributors — a move that could effectively level the playing field between already compliant participants competing with unregulated products in a building cannabis market.

South Fork Seniors Find Many Hurdles To Getting Vaccines

Exasperation over the difficulty in getting appointments for vaccination shots has been almost universal among the approximately 10 million people now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New York State.

Another Primary Fight May Loom For East Hampton Democrats

Another Primary Fight May Loom For East Hampton Democrats

Sag Harbor Cinema Pitches Summer Movies At Havens Beach — Just In Case

Sag Harbor Cinema Pitches Summer Movies At Havens Beach — Just In Case

27Speaks: Shinnecock Nation Pushes Forward With Plans To Build Casino On Southampton Territory

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by veteran reporter Stephen J. Kotz for a discussion on plans by the Shinnecock Nation to build a 76,000-square-foot casino on the Shinnecock Territory, just west of Southampton Village.

North Haven Will Consider A Moratorium On New Erosion Control Permits

The North Haven Village Board may impose a six-month moratorium on new applications for erosion control projects, as Mayor Jeff Sander continues his push for an overhaul of the village’s current policy favoring so-called “soft solutions” for beach protection.

Sudden Opposition To North Haven Cell Tower Erupts

Passionate opposition suddenly erupted on Tuesday against what had been a quietly evolving effort to consider putting a cell tower on village-owned land in the woods south of Stock Lane in North Haven, when the Village Board of Trustees conducted its regular monthly Zoom meeting on February 16.

East Hampton Democrats Will Not Endorse Bragman For Re-Election

East Hampton Town Councilman Jeffrey Bragman said on Wednesday that he will not be endorsed by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee to be a candidate for re-election to a second term on the Town Board.

Sag Harbor Officials Say Transparency Is Key For Bay Street Proposal

Sag Harbor Village officials, who last week peppered representatives of Bay Street Theater for details about their plans to build a new theater on the site of the 7-Eleven convenience store, said this week it was urgent that Bay Street unveil their building plans — however preliminary — and address rumors they are actively shopping for additional properties nearby.

SUN20TV Readies For Its Debut As Southampton Town’s Newest Public Access Channel, With Assist...

After a yearslong journey, Southampton Town is finally on the verge of launching its second public access television channel — trading largely irrelevant, countywide programming for broadcast content created by local residents for the community.

East Hampton Town Effort To Create Vaccination Site Pays Off

Dozens of volunteers from the East Hampton community manned a vaccination site set up by East Hampton Town on Saturday and administered more than 330 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to local firefighters, teachers and essential workers — the farthest east in Suffolk County that the shots have been given out thus far.

Death Toll At Local Nursing Homes Climbs As Calls For Investigation And Checks On...

The true toll of COVID-19 on New York’s nursing homes is becoming clearer as new fatality data are released by New York State.

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Manager Thierry Balihuta is at Home with the Sag Harbor Cinema

When the newly refurbished Sag Harbor Cinema opens its doors, presumably sometime this spring, and patrons are finally able to settle into the comfortable, brand new seats for a state-of-the-art film experience in one of its three theaters, they just might encounter a familiar face running the place — especially if they have been regular customers of the nearby UPS Store. That’s because Thierry Balihuta, 33, who joined the staff last fall as the cinema’s manager, most recently managed the Sag Harbor UPS Store where he could be relied upon to help customers ship parcels, design brochures or produce marketing materials.