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National Grid Will Replace Sag Harbor Main Street Gas Main This Winter

National Grid Will Replace Sag Harbor Main Street Gas Main This Winter

Val Florio Resigns From Sag Harbor Village ZBA

An outpouring of angry criticism directed at the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals over the way it handled the application of the Schiavoni family for a waiver from a moratorium on development along the village waterfront has led to the resignation of the board’s chairman.

Shinnecock Nation Starts Process It Hopes Will Lead To State Casino License

The Shinnecock Nation earlier this month began a process with New York State that tribal leaders hope will land the tribe a seat at the negotiating table for one of three downstate licenses that the state expects to award in the near future for Las Vegas-style casinos with high-stakes gambling.

Size And Height Concerns Continue To Dominate Sag Harbor Waterfront Zoning Discussions

Amid calls for tighter restrictions on the size and height of buildings, the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday, December 14, adjourned once again a hearing on a proposed waterfront overlay district.

Little Northwest Creek Dredging Hopes To Restore Beach, Shellfishing

The dredging of the mouth of Little Northwest Creek, a project that has been more than two years in the making, is currently under way.

Sag Harbor Opts Out Of Pot Sales In Village

On Tuesday, December 14, following a public hearing at which the issue was discussed in public for the first time, the Village Board voted unanimously to opt out of allowing the sale of pot in retail stores or its consumption in bar-like lounges.

Sag Harbor Lot Clearing Is Decried, But Village Had Approved It To Make Way...

Sag Harbor Lot Clearing Is Decried, But Village Had Approved It To Make Way For Sewage Plan

Historic Details Prompt Panel To Put Brakes On Two Projects

A Sag Harbor Village panel’s focus on preserving, or at least keeping the architectural details of historic structures correct as they are modified by new owners, briefly stalled the approval process for two renovation projects in the village’s historic district last week.

Governor Orders Mask Mandate As Numbers Spike

Local businesses and their customers returned to mask wearing — some happily, some grudgingly — this week after Governor Kathy Hochul imposed a new mandate for mask wearing in public buildings that do not require proof of vaccination for entry.

Neighbors, Environmentalists Urge Verizon To Drop Call For Cell Tower In Long Pond Greenbelt

Verizon Wireless’s proposal to construct a 153-foot cell tower, disguised to look like a tree, on Sag Harbor Village-owned property in the Long Pond Greenbelt drew a predictable response when it was aired before the Southampton Town Planning Board on December 9: Like most proposals for cell towers in the region, this one was largely panned.

East Hampton Town Formally Bans The Sale Of Balloons

East Hampton Town unanimously adopted legislation on Tuesday that formally bans the sale of helium-filled balloons in the town.

East Hampton Airport Traffic Soars Again

While East Hampton Town officials and residents have been debating its future, East Hampton Airport largely returned to its traditional buzz in 2021, with air traffic on pace to exceed the pre-pandemic levels from 2019, driven in large part by soaring numbers of flights from jets and more traffic in the winter, spring and fall months.

ZBA Says It Will Grant Moratorium Exemption To Schiavoni Property

The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday informally agreed to give the Schiavoni family a waiver from the moratorium on most development projects along the village waterfront.

Harbor Panel Agrees to Ask Village To Mandate Setbacks on Bay Street

The Harbor Committee agreed last week to ask the Sag Harbor Village Board to tweak its proposal for a Waterfront Overlay District so that it requires at least a 10-foot setback from the street property line for any future new construction in the Village Business zone along Bay Street. Current regulations there require no setback.

Liberty Street Plan In Sag Harbor Village Scaled Back By Owner

With the possibility of subdividing his long but half-empty lot now off the table, Ralph Riciti returned to Sag Harbor Village’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board in November with a new plan for enlarging his modest 19th century house at 25 Liberty Street.

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27Speaks: Looking Up; Birding On The East End In The Wake Of Climate Change

This week, the panel is joined by veteran journalist and former Sag Harbor Express Publisher Bryan Boyhan for a discussion abut an article he wrote about birding on the East End in the wake of changes caused by climate change.

A Shift in Winter Bird Populations Seen as Climate and Habitat Change

From a distance of several hundred yards, all you can clearly see, even with binoculars, is the flush of white from the breast and a speck of black. Then the bird cocks its head down, breaking the surface of the water, tips forward and disappears.

John Jermain Librarian Wins Diversity Internship

Nancy Myers, 33, met Catherine Creedon, the former director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, when she was a patron and the library was in its temporary quarters on West Water Street during a major renovation.