Cinema’s Rooftop Equipment Remains an Issue for Review Panel

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center withdrew its application to Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board last week to approve its plan to externally brace a third-floor wall. But the board’s chairman noted that issues at the cinema building remain pending before the board, particularly plans for screening HVAC equipment on the roof.

Early Voting To Broaden Times, Locations For Local Voters Ahead Of Election Day

Voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day next month can now cast their ballots days in advance at one of 10 locations throughout Suffolk County.

Mayor Mulcahy Takes Help From Fifth Graders To Better Sag Harbor Environment

Sag Harbor Village Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy visited science teacher Kryn Olson’s fifth grade science lab at Sag Harbor Elementary School on October 10 to discuss current projects to address the village’s waters and environment.

Southampton Town Trustees Adopt Mecox Management Plan

Despite opposition from Southampton Town’s chief environmental analyst, the Town Trustees adopted a plan to manage the Mecox Cut last week, after nearly four years of working with local residents and regulatory agencies to fine-tune its details. But even as it won unanimous approval, issues remain.

Independent Pharmacies Feel Helpless As Unregulated Middlemen Influence Profits

All independent pharmacies in Southampton and East Hampton towns, like other pharmacies across the state and the country, are facing financial challenges as a result of an unregulated middleman system, with pharmacies on one side and drug manufacturers and insurance companies on the other.

Second Southampton Press Sessions Event Focuses On Affordable Housing Crisis

The second “Press Sessions” event in Southampton Village hosted by The Express News Group took place on Friday at Union Cantina, where a panel consisting of local lawmakers, real estate agents and developers discussed affordable housing.

County Legislator Contenders Debate In Hampton Bays Monday

The two candidates vying for a spot on the Suffolk County Legislature debated important issues at the Hampton Bays Community Center Monday night. Democratic incumbent Bridget Fleming is seeking reelection for her third term and her opponent Linda Kabot is looking to make a return to office.

Sag Harbor Sets 2025 Deadline for Connecting to Any New Sewer Line

The Sag Harbor Village Board this week set a five-year deadline for properties to be connected to municipal sewer lines after the lines have been extended past their locations.
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North Haven’s Fire and Ambulance Costs Rising 11%

North Haven’s cost for fire and ambulance services from the Sag Harbor’s Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps in 2020 will rise significantly over the current year’s rates.

Cinema Structural Fix Will Be Hidden Inside to Avoid Long Delay Needed for Hearing...

A proposal to raise the second-floor parapet two feet to hide a knee brace for the third-floor wall at the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center would be withdrawn, April Gornik said on Monday.

Village Session on Parking Yields Ideas for Short-Term Steps to Ease Problems

A freewheeling discussion of Sag Harbor’s parking problems last week among members of the Village Board, a transportation advisory group that was set up in 2013 and several interested residents yielded possible short-term term solutions that Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy hoped could be implemented by next summer.

Modest Tax Increase Proposed In East Hampton Budget

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has proposed a 2020 town operating budget of $81,867,501 that would increase spending by about 1.4 percent and the taxes by about 2.3 percent if adopted as proposed.

Local Officials Urge State To Repave Route 114

Local elected officials are urging the State Department of Transportation and Governor Andrew Cuomo to have the state completely repave Route 114 from the South Ferry at North Haven to Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton.

East Hampton Bans Charter Helicopter Company For ‘Unsafe and Reckless’ Flights

East Hampton Town said on Wednesday, September 25, that it has banned a charter helicopter company from using the East Hampton Airport after two incidents of reckless flying by the company’s pilots.

Press Sessions In East Hampton Focuses On The Future Of Wind Farms

The first “Press Session” event held in East Hampton last Thursday afternoon, September 26, at Rowdy Hall.

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Sag Harbor Superintendent Katy Graves to Take Leave for “Immediate Surgery”

“With a heavy heart, I regret to inform the members of the Board of Education and the community that I will have to step away from my duties beginning on November, 22, 2019 as the Superintendent of the Sag Harbor Schools for immediate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City,” said Ms. Graves in a letter to the board of education on November 15.

Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust Hopeful For Route 114 Project

Members of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, a nonprofit formed in 2008, said this week they remain hopeful that a partnership with the Town of East Hampton might result in a housing project on Route 114 in Wainscott, just outside of Sag Harbor Village, one that could result in many more housing units than the organization would be able to construct on its own.

Grants Will Be Sought to Restore Revolutionary War Grave Sites at Old Burial Ground...

The Old Burying Ground, one of the South Fork’s oldest cemeteries, is home to more than 330 gravesites, some dating back to the Revolutionary War. And many are in dire need of repair, local historic preservation consultant Zachary Studenroth reported to the Sag Harbor Village Board at its Tuesday night meeting.