Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board said this week they were ready to give it a rest after ill will from a campaign that grew increasingly testy as the election neared spilled over to the first meeting led by Mayor James Larocca on July 13.
Key Shinnecock Burial Ground At Sugar Loaf Hill Will At Long Last Be Returned To Tribe
With gaps in vaccination coverage driving a new increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — and the highest positivity rates in Suffolk County since early spring — advocates for minority communities say that they are still seeing significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals, especially in the large Latino immigrant population.
Citing Bay Street Theater’s key role as an economic anchor for Sag Harbor, a newly formed coalition of business owners is urging new Mayor James Larocca to make the future of the theater a top priority during his first 100 days in office.
Sag Harbor Village Board Agrees Affordable Housing Must Be A Priority
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is calling for the creation of a traffic task force charged with finding ways to keep cars moving on the South Fork.
The newly reconstituted Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday agreed it would extend a moratorium on most waterfront construction for six months and opened a hearing on a proposed waterfront overlay zoning district, even though that initiative will likely see major revisions in the coming months under the direction of new Mayor James Larocca.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Harbor Shop, the new convenience store that will replace the 7-Eleven in Sag Harbor later this month.
The group is looking for waterfront towns and villages on Long Island to sponsor sea turtle sculptures and place them prominently in public spaces. In Southampton, a plain fiberglass turtle sculpture would then be decorated by the local community — artists or school children — and used to raise awareness, Mr. DeLuca explained.
Though LIPA had announced that it was exploring the possibility of a public system, or contracting with a new service provider, officials ultimately decided to renew the contract with PSEG-LI, angering many Long Island legislators and residents who blame PSEG-LI for the catastrophic storm response during Tropical Storm Isaias.
Just prior to his swearing-in ceremony this week, Jim Larocca sat down for a conversation about his recent election as mayor of Sag Harbor Village, lingering antipathy from a brutal campaign season, the biggest challenges he will face, and areas where he plans to take a divergent path from the one blazed by the former mayor, Kathleen Mulcahy.
A plan to demolish a house on the corner of Grand and Division streets in the Sag Harbor Village historic district and to replace it with a new nearly 4,000-square-foot residence is before the Sag Harbor Village Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board, and board members and neighbors are worried about the size. However, the board is heading toward approval.
While the debate over the future of East Hampton Airport is certain to only be in the first flush of a months- or possibly years-long tug-of-war, the battle lines between the two sides pulling at the Town Board’s decision making power were laid down on Tuesday, July 6, in stark, if predictable, contrast.
With Election Over, Bay Street Officials Hope For A Reset
The show will go on at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, and next Tuesday, July 13, for the Sag Harbor Community Band, which was given permission by the Sag Harbor Village Board to hold the first two concerts of its season in front of the Sag Harbor American Legion.