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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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