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Anonymous Donor Gives $1 Million For Montauk Playhouse Improvements

The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation announced on Monday that it had received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor in December

Sag Harbor Village Considers Partial Ban on Leaf Blowers

Ornery over the incessant whine of gas leaf blowers at your neighbor’s house? Expect some relief from the Sag Harbor Village Board, which on Tuesday, took a step toward banning the use of the popular tools by commercial and private landscapers alike from May 20 to September 20.

Long Wharf: A History that Illustrates Economy of Sag Harbor Village

On a typical summer night, Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf is crowded with visitors and locals alike who are drawn to the waterfront, maybe to...

LaValle Will Announce His Retirement From State Senate On Friday

State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle on Friday will announce that he will not seek reelection this year, ending a 44-year career in the State Senate.

Bill To Remove Cap On SALT Deduction Passes In House; Zeldin Votes ‘No’

A bipartisan bill to fully restore the state and local income tax deduction, which was capped under 2017’s federal tax changes, had the support of all of Long Island’s members of Congress — save one, Lee Zeldin.

Governor Cuomo Seeks Federal Assistance With Scallop Die-Off

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pleading with federal officials to declare the recent scallop die-off in Peconic Bay waters a commercial fishery disaster.
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North Haven Bans Balconies, Decks Above 2nd Floor

The North Haven Village Board voted 3-0 at a special meeting on December 23 to ban roof decks, balconies, terraces “or other outdoor living space” above the second story of any dwelling.

Person of Year 2019: James Larocca

Sag Harbor Village Trustee James Larocca is Sag Harbor’s Person of the Year for 2019.

Variances Granted for Errors Placing Equipment in Yard

Setback variances to legalize mechanical equipment placed too close to property lines were granted last week by the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals at one of its shortest meetings in memory.

Planners Push for More On-Site Parking at Schiavoni Office-Retail Project

The chair of Sag Harbor’s Planning Board on December 16 pressed the attorney for the family of Gabe and Diane Schiavoni to find a way to cut their request for 10 offstreet parking variances for their proposed two-story, office-retail building on Long Island Avenue next to the post office.

Arts Center at Church Set to Get Green Light from Village Planners

The Sag Harbor Planning Board is set to approve the site plan and grant a “special exception” use permit for artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik to convert the former Methodist Church, an imposing mid-19th-century wood-frame structure at 48 Madison Street, into a residential arts center.

Governor Vetoes Thiele’s Affordable Housing Fund Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed public referendums in the five East End towns on a new real estate transfer tax to fund affordable housing initiatives.

Zeldin Votes Against Impeachment, Blasts Democrats For ‘Schiff Show’

The South Fork’s congressman, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, cast an emphatic “nay” vote on Wednesday evening, December 18, in the historic action by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump.

Expansion of Temple Adas Israel Up For Public Hearing Next Month

The Sag Harbor Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of Temple Adas Israel, Long Island’s oldest synagogue, on January 9.

Builder Reverses Request to Leave Historic Building Out of Grand Street Home

Builder Tal Litvin will now include a 19th century front gabled structure in the new home he is building at 20 Grand Street, his attorney, Alex Kriegsman, announced to the Sag Harbor Village Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board during its December 19 meeting. In doing so, Mr. Litvin will adhere to a key aspect of the original approval granted by the board in 2018.

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Schaivoni Retracted LaValle Statement

Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town Councilman from Sag Harbor running for New York State Senate, retracted a statement critical of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle shortly after it was released following the announcement of Mr. LaValle’s retirement late last week.

Sara Cochran Named Executive Director of The Church in Sag Harbor

The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State.