Stop-Work Order Upheld, But Sag Harbor Officials Say Damage Done

Sag Harbor Village this week obtained a temporary restraining order, allowing it to enforce a stop-work order on the renovation of a house at 24 Rysam Street that village officials say resulted in the destruction of an historic building.

Sag Harbor Remains Vigilant Against Virus

As Sag Harbor Village begins to reopen for business with the coronavirus receding in New York, Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said this week, it was important to be vigilant about measures like maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

Sag Harbor’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Returns, If Discreetly

But this being the age of COVID-19, the reopening of the historic pier after a 10-month renovation costing $4.3 million will likely be marked by a random motorist noticing one morning later this week that the barricades are down and he might as well drive out to the end to see if the bay is still there.

Small Rain Gardens Provide A Big Boost To Water Quality

Small Rain Gardens Provide A Big Boost To Water Quality

Phase Four On The Horizon, Tentatively Slated For July 8

The Long Island region is on track to enter phase four of the four phase New York Forward reopening plan on Wednesday, July 8.

Sag Harbor Considers Linkages for Three Public Spaces

With Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf set to open this week, some minds are turning their attention to linking together the three most central public places in the village: Long Wharf, Windmill Park and the recently acquired Steinbeck Park.

Sag Harbor Imposes Limits On Leaf Blowers

It’s not an outright ban, but the Sag Harbor Village Board this week adopted tough restrictions on the use of power leaf blowers that would include heavy fines for those caught using them outside an approved weekday time window.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Have Faded Out, Testing Sites Shutting Down

While the numbers of new coronavirus infections nationwide sets all-time highs almost daily, Suffolk County, and the East End in particular, continue to rest easily at the bottom of the epidemic’s bell curve — at least for the time being.

Ticketholder Bar Approved For Sag Harbor Cinema

The resurrected Sag Harbor Cinema will include a bar where ticketholders can order drinks before a movie or during intermission.

EXPRESS SESSIONS: Business Owners, Lawmakers Hopeful About Reconomy Reopening In Time For Summer Season

South Fork business owners and area lawmakers said during a virtual Express Sessions forum last Thursday, June 25, that they were hopeful that, as Long Island continues moving forward in the state’s reopening plan after the coronavirus epidemic, lost time — and revenue — could be made up for this summer, as long as the virus continues its decline.

East Hampton Town Will Sue State Over Sand Mine Approval

East Hampton Town Will Sue State Over Sand Mine Approval

Plan To Divert Sag Harbor Pedestrians From Sidewalks Is Tripped Up

As part of an ongoing effort to keep the streets of Sag Harbor safe, and to help struggling businesses survive in the age of the coronavirus, the Village Board on Wednesday, June 17, discussed — and rejected — two proposals designed to reduce crowding on downtown sidewalks and give restaurants a little more space to have outdoor seating.

Southampton In The Streets: Outside The Box Pilot Program Closes Jobs And Main This...

They’re calling it “Southampton in the Streets.” This Saturday night, Southampton Village officials will close Main Street and Jobs Lane to vehicle traffic, and create...

Long Island Enters Phase Three Of Reopening On Wednesday

Calling it “a big milestone for us,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reported last week that phase three of the NY Forward four-phase reopening plan would begin on Wednesday, June 24. Phase three includes indoor seating at restaurants — at 50 percent capacity — and the reopening of personal service shops, like spas, nail salons and tattoo facilities.

Southampton Wins Injunction Against Sand Land In Noyac

Four years after Southampton Town went to court to force Sand Land, the Noyac sand mine and recycling facility, to stop processing vegetative waste and construction and demolition debris, it has received the preliminary injunction it sought.

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued As Isaias Moves Upward Along Coast

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the East End through Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Monday, makes it way north along the Atlantic coastline.

Q&A: Jay Schneiderman On The Concert, The Fallout And Dealing With An Angry Governor

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman spoke at length on Friday, via Zoom, about the fallout from the July 25 benefit concert in Water Mill featuring the Chainsmokers — and Mr. Schneiderman’s own band, as an opening act — which prompted a call from an angry Governor Andrew Cuomo, and an upbraiding from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, after photos of the crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines were widely circulated.

The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: July 30 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a Chainsmokers concert in Water Mill last Saturday that drew heavy criticism from Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials for infractions of the state’s COVID-19 rules.