Government

Board Hears Debate Over Billy Joel’s House, Postpones Vote

While musician Billy Joel was getting ready to sing at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, several Sag Harbor residents were busy vocalizing staunch opposition to the renovations he has proposed for his house on Bay Street during a meeting of the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review.

A Call for Pressure to Shut Down Sand Land

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. expressed astonishment on Tuesday that the New York State DEC hasn’t acknowledged a recent county water quality report as damning evidence that the Wainscott Sand and Gravel Corporation sand mine.

Ferraris Steps Down from Sag Harbor Village Planning Board

Gregory Ferraris, a former Sag Harbor Village Mayor and Trustee, stepped down from his post as chairman of the village planning board on Monday.

Variances Approved for New House in Sag Harbor Hills

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved six variances that allow a proposed three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence at 47 Terry Drive, once hotly contested by neighbors, to move one step closer to being built.

Zoning Board Chastises Sag Town Coffee at Hearing

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday reluctantly agreed to postpone Sag Town’s appeal of Mr. Preiato’s determination that the business is operating outside the scope of the use specified on its certificate of occupancy.

Lot Line Change, Long in the Works, Finds Favor with Zoning Board

An application that has lingered before Sag Harbor’s regulatory boards for several years took a step forward Tuesday with the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals looking favorably upon a lot line modification involving three properties that would be reconfigured down to two lots.

Sag Harbor Zoning Board Takes Up West Water Street Condos

When Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last viewed preliminary plans for Jay Bialsky’s redevelopment of 2 West Water Street, its chairman predicted the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals would have a hard time with the project. That’s exactly what began to unfold Tuesday.

Water Authority Breaks Ground on New District in Wainscott

The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground Monday morning on a new water district in Wainscott — a $24 million project that will bring public water to 520 homes in the hamlet.

East Hampton Town Maintains Top-Tier Credit Rating

The Town of East Hampton has maintained a top-tier, AAA credit rating, Moody’s Investors Services said last week.

Amagansett Life-Saving Station Listed on National Register of Historic Places

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced Friday that the Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station in East Hampton has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Construction of Stairs on a Ninevah Beach Prompts Wetlands Violation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) sent a conservation officer to the beach in front of 24 Ninevah Drive in Sag Harbor Hills on August 10 “in response to potential wetlands violations,” according to a DEC spokesperson.

Park Dream Draws Closer Following Ferry Road Demolition

A less-than-beautiful blip on Sag Harbor’s otherwise picturesque waterfront entered a new phase of development Monday as demolition crews took down dilapidated buildings and cleared debris along 1, 3 and 5 Ferry Road at the foot of the bridge to begin making way for the much-anticipated John Steinbeck Waterfront Park.

Sag Pizza Denied Outdoor Seating

On Tuesday evening, members of the village board voted, 3-2, to not grant Sag Pizza owners Michael Cinque and Laurent Tourondel their outdoor dining permit for 10 seats at the pizzeria and restaurant.

Dopo La Spiaggia Presents Plans for Kitchen Expansion, Roof Deck

With the restaurant hoping to expand its kitchen and add a roof deck for people to stand and enjoy drinks and sunsets, a representative of Dopo La Spiaggia on Thursday gave Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review an early look at the plans

Public Hearing on Methodist Church Zone Change in October

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at its October 9 meeting on whether to allow a zoning change for the Madison Street property that houses the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church.

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Thiele Pitches Commuter Trains in Sag Harbor

Members of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor, the union of faculty employed by the Sag Harbor School District, expressed cautious support of the proposed South Fork Commuter Connection in a survey conducted by the school district last week.

Hurricane of 1938: Old Negatives Offer New View Of Storm’s Fury

Both black-and-white photographs—the first of a house near Lake Agawam, and the second of a home along Meadow Lane—were taken in Southampton Village shortly after the Category 3 hurricane, later named “The Long Island Express,” steamrolled the East End on the afternoon of September 21, 1938.

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