Government

Concerns Over Canopy

The historic preservation and architectural review board (ARB) counted itself the first of the Sag Harbor Village boards to grant approval for the condo...

Considering SEA-TV Support

Will Southampton Town residents soon be able to catch up on Sag Harbor government news by flipping the television to channel 22? While that remains...

Variances On High Street Okay

Despite two meetings which debated the size of a proposed addition to Alexandra Leigh-Hunt’s High Street home, in a straw vote this Tuesday, the...

Applicants May Need To Cover Review Costs

George Butts was sworn in as Village of North Haven Trustee during the Monday, July 7 meeting. (k menu photo) In order to ensure taxpayers...

Noyac Gets Lesson in Traffic Control

Travel on Noyac Road can be hectic One of the biggest problems faced by people living in Noyac — especially those living on or near Noyac...

Bromberg Out on Bulova

Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Michael Bromberg will recuse himself from Sag Development Partners application for luxury condominium units at the former...

A Bridge For Jordan

The same night that Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris and the board of trustees unanimously passed a resolution supporting the measure, on Tuesday New...

Targeting The Big Parties

Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris never thought the Village of Sag Harbor would have to contend with sponsor, branding or event houses — usually...

East End Digest

Southampton Town: Honor Flight Comes Home Southampton Town officials, including Supervisor Linda Kabot and Human Services Director Bill Jones, welcomed home veterans on a visit from...

Town Considering a Greener Code

Since taking office, Southampton Town Councilwoman Anna Throne-Holst has made the greening of the town a top priority. She spearheaded the creation of the...

Some New Projects May Get Past Code

Unless the proposed development projects at the Bulova Watchcase Factory or at the former Diner property, now known as Ferry Road, receive conditional site...

CPF Review Yields Greater Constraints

The Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund (CPF), which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, has continued to be a focus in Albany. As...

Town Wants to Move on Noyac Issues

Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot wants to get more Noyac issues off the back burner, but she needs local citizens to help. “The squeaky wheel...

Noyacans Concerned About Traffic, Community Center

Southampton Town Councilmen Chris Nuzzi and Dan Russo took their hits in Noyac on Tuesday night by members of the hamlet’s civic council concerned...

Latest Articles

The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: September 17 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Sag Harbor Express Publisher Emeritus Bryan Boyhan to discuss an article he wrote on the 50th anniversary of the tragic flight of The Free Life, a hot air balloon that was launched from Springs in an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Remembering The Free Life 50 Years Later

They would float up the coast to Maine. There, they would catch the westerlies that would blow them the 2,500 miles to Europe. Up there, in the beauty and the silence, you hear the true noise of the sea coming up at you. There was plenty of food on board, stocked with salamis and cheeses — fatty food to keep them warm and filled — water, Champagne for celebrating, of course, plus some emergency supplies. But it turns out the crew of The Free Life, a seven-story high Roziére balloon that lifted off from a field in Springs 50 years ago this week, would not need it.

A Father Shares Advice: In his Book, Richie Jackson offers a Road Map...

At the age of 15, when Jackson Foo Wong came out and told his parents that he was gay, his father, Richie Jackson, a TV and theater producer based in New York City, couldn’t have been more delighted. That’s because for Jackson, being gay had long been an important defining feature of his own life.