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Sag Harbor Administrators, Board Members Discuss Goals At Latest Meeting

At Monday night’s Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting, administrators and board members took time to discuss goals and areas of focus for the 2021-22 school year. Improving on communication procedures with the public, assessing instructional programs and the impacts that COVID-19 has had on student learning, and keeping an eye on how changing demographics may require program adjustments were all topics of conversation, while the board members and administrators also had a lively discussion and debate about the merits and potential drawbacks of returning to remote status for some or all board meetings.

Library Trustee Races, Budget Votes Approach In Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton

Library Trustee Races, Budget Votes Approach In Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton

A New Leash On Life: County Bill Will Require Extra Safety Measures For Pets...

If a measure under discussion by Suffolk County legislators passes, that sight of dogs in pickups will have to include a harness or restraint on Fido if the pet’s owner doesn’t want to be charged with a misdemeanor.

‘Truck Beach’ Legal Battle Ends After 12 Years, Town Rebuffed By Highest Court

New York State’s highest court has declined to allow East Hampton Town to appeal a ruling by a lower court that largely privatized a 4,000-foot stretch of ocean beach in Amagansett long known commonly as “Truck Beach.”

Pine Beetle Resurgence, Voracious Bugs Are ‘Here To Stay’

The voracious southern pine beetles have surged again in the woods of East Hampton — and probably across the South Fork — and are likely “here to stay” in the estimation of one town land steward, who spoke at a Town Board work session on Tuesday.

Workshops Held On Future Of East Hampton Airport

Residents of Wainscott and Montauk, aviation advocates and those who wish to see East Hampton Airport permanently closed, heaped opinions and ideas on the consultants leading East Hampton Town’s information gathering sessions about the future of East Hampton Airport this week — with but one common thread of understand shaking out: the status quo should not be the future at the airport.

Key Parcel In Bay Street Theater Puzzle Is Sold In Sag Harbor

A major component in Bay Street Theater’s effort to build a new home and transform a swath of Sag Harbor’s waterfront has fallen into place. The property at 2 Main Street — known locally for years as Fort Apache — was sold to 2 Main Street LLC, which has ties to Friends of Bay Street, the not-for-profit formed last year to find a new home for the theater.
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27Speaks: Looking Underground; Preparing For Hurricanes By Burying Power Lines

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by veteran Long Island reporter and columnist Karl Grossman for a discussion of the ongoing debate about burying electric power lines on the East End to better prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms.

Linda Gronlund, Passenger On United Airlines Flight 93, Remembered

“I like to say that Linda was formidable,” Ms. Griffin said. “She was brilliant, she was thoughtful, very strong — very strong willed, always had been, totally wanted to always do things by herself, and did, most of the time.”

Mariella Satow, 17, Launches ASL Extension For Disney+ Movies

Mariella has developed and launched “SignUp,” a free Google Chrome Extension that provides on-screen American Sign Language signing, or ASL, alongside children’s movies on Disney+ — starting with “Frozen,” “Moana,” “Zootopia,” and her favorite film, “The Incredibles.”

New Sag Harbor Building Inspector Settling In

Sag Harbor Village’s newly appointed senior building inspector, Chris Talbot, was busy this week getting used to his new surroundings after 20 years with Southampton Village, including three years as the head of that village’s building department.

Sag Harbor Village Board To Meet At Firehouse

The Sag Harbor Village Board will meet Tuesday, September 14, at the Sag Harbor Firehouse on Brick Kiln Road, Mayor Jim Larocca announced this week.

Sag Harbor School Board Addresses Variety Of Concerns At Latest Meeting

At what was the final Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting before the start of the school year, on September 1, several members of the public weighed in with various concerns, some related to the pandemic, others not, while the board tried to address questions and provide clarification on its reopening plans.

Southampton Town Political Races Take Shape As Election Nears

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, the political battle for control of the Southampton Board and other elective town offices on November is set to begin.

Remote Board Meetings May Continue, Provisions Of Executive Order Extended Through End Of 2021

Remote Board Meetings May Continue, Provisions Of Executive Order Extended Through End Of 2021

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27Speaks: Back To School In The Continuing Wake Of COVID

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the start of the new school year, and the issues teachers and administrators are facing in the continuing wake of COVID, and the extra help students need after remote learning for portions of the past two years.

A Welcome Return For Sag Harbor’s HarborFest

HarborFest returned to Sag Harbor this weekend after a one-year hiatus owing to the coronavirus, and to say it was a hit with a population that has grown weary of being cooped up would be an understatement. Huge crowds converged on Long Wharf and the waterfront under sunny blue skies to listen to music, sample food from a number of purveyors, browse displays or watch the whaleboat races.

Dead Air Surrounds WLNG Tower Application

Over a year ago, when COVID-19 led to an influx of full-time residents in Sag Harbor, village officials scrambled to improve cellular service, which by all accounts suffered considerably as more people competed for limited bandwidth.