East Hampton Village Blocks Weed Sales, Town Likely To Follow Suit

East Hampton Village formally voted last week to not allow the retail sale of marijuana within its borders. East Hampton Town officials are poised to do the same this week, protecting their right to opt out.

Federal Review Of South Fork Wind Is Complete, Approvals Imminent

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said last week that it has concluded its review of South Fork Wind, as the 12-turbine wind farm that will send power to East Hampton is now known.

After Another Delay, Schiavonis Say They Are Done With Sag Harbor

After Another Delay, Schiavonis Say They Are Done With Sag Harbor

Express Sessions: Plenty Of Questions Remain About Legalized Marijuana

Five panelists at the Express Sessions event “Cannabis Is Coming,” held Thursday, November 18, at Union Sushi & Steak in Southampton Village, agreed that much work needs to be done — from enacting regulations for where to place retail marijuana businesses, to protecting teens from exposure to the drug — before the East End will be ready for the arrival of marijuana dispensaries and smoking lounges.

North Haven Outlaws Gas-Powered Blowers From May to October

Beginning May 1, no one will be permitted to use a gas-powered leaf blower in the Village of North Haven from May through October each year, under the terms of a local law adopted by the Village Board in a unanimous vote at its monthly meeting on November 16.

Marsden Street Challenge: Make Houses Look Smaller

After the hour-long hearing, which was conducted on Zoom, Trunzo’s architect seemed headed back to the drawing board for the second time, with the hearing tabled until the board’s next meeting on December 9.

Town Hits Back On ‘Truck Beach’ Legal Standing

In a salvo of court motions and letters to the State Supreme Court, the town’s attorneys, from the Albany law firm Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, argued that the restraining order issued in June had exceeded the orders of the State Appellate Division judges who ruled last February that the beach was owned outright by the adjacent property owners associations and should be vacated or modified.

CDC Backs COVID-19 Booster Shot Recommendation For All Adults

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s recommendation was announced Friday, November 19, just hours after the FDA and a vaccine advisory committee voted unanimously to expand Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine boosters to everyone 18 and older.

Sag Harbor Nets More Than $57,000 With Paid Parking Pilot Program

Sag Harbor Village’s experiment with paid parking on Long Wharf earlier this year netted the village $57,531, Trustee Aidan Corish reported to the Village Board last week.

Affordable Housing Projects Proceed, With Hurdles Ahead

Plans for an affordable housing development in northern Wainscott face some potentially costly hurdles because of environmental and infrastructure needs.

Wind Farm Cable Will Run Deeper Under Wainscott Beach, Ørsted Says

Representatives of Ørsted and Eversource, the companies that will be constructing the South Fork Wind farm off Montauk, told local residents this week that the final designs for the installation call for the electrical cable to be buried far deeper below the Wainscott beach where it will emerge from the ocean than originally planned, and will require fewer of the large underground “vaults” than early designs showed.

Express Sessions Panelists Tackle Waterfront Code Update

The Express Sessions panel and discussion included Mayor Jim Larocca, Trustee Bob Plumb, village attorney Elizabeth Vail, Sag Harbor Partnership co-chairwoman and former Village Zoning Board member Susan Mead, and Sag Harbor Inn owner Nathiel Egosi.

Questions Raised Over Sag Harbor Waterfront Zoning Proposal

A handful of speakers offered suggestions at a Sag Harbor Village Board meeting on Tuesday, November 9, on how to tweak the proposed Waterfront Overlay District that the board has been considering for much of the past year.

Harbor Committee Once Again Resists Push for a New Bulkhead

Battle lines over the problems of shoreline armoring hardened last week when the attorney for a shorefront property owner faced off for a second time with the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee over his plan to rebuild and extend a bulkhead on Sag Harbor Cove.

Two Lots, Two Houses Seen As Alternative To A Big Addition At 25 Liberty...

Two Lots, Two Houses Seen As Alternative To A Big Addition 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.