Government

Hearing Set on Plan to Make Methodist Church Building a Residential Arts Center

The Sag Harbor Planning Board last week set a public hearing on artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik’s plan to convert the former Methodist Church at 48 Madison Street into a residential educational arts center for December 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Hampton Bays Civic Groups Raise Concerns About Homeless Population

Members of the Hampton Bays Citizens Advisory Committee and Hampton Bays Civic Association both expressed concern about their hamlet’s homeless population at their November meetings.

Southampton Town Trustees Stall Efforts To Install Geocubes At Round Dune In East Quogue

On Monday, a coastal geologist, on behalf the Round Dune condominium development in East Quogue, demanded that the Southampton Town Trustees take emergency action to allow his client to install a hardened structure to protect the complex’s four buildings from falling into the ocean.

New Website Launched To Help Homeowners Navigate Septic Replacement Options

Suffolk County and the Group for the East End have partnered in a new effort to boost participation in the septic replacement incentive programs offered by the county and East End towns.

Septic Replacements Surge In East Hampton, But Millions More Is Available For Water Work

East Hampton Town saw a surge in the number of homeowners who took advantage of home septic system upgrade incentives in 2019 and has directed more than $1 million to larger-scale septic improvements and nitrogen-reduction projects around local water bodies.

East Hampton Begins Strategizing How To Handle Sea Level Rise In Coastal Neighborhoods

East Hampton Town has begun a second phase of the study which is taking a closer look at each of 10 regions of coastline on its own, with an eye toward working out how the threats to each region should be specifically addressed as the dangers grow with the encroaching tides fueled by climate change.

Panel Ponders Sag Harbor Historic District’s 1st Residential Development in Memory

Builder Pat Trunzo, who grew up in Sag Harbor, will break the long streak of single-property redevelopment in the heart of the village with a proposal for five high-end houses with pools, pool houses and detached garages on properties that straddle Marsden Street, just across Division Street from Pierson High School.

Push Is On to Finish Downtown Bridgehampton Pedestrian Safety Project

After a delayed start, the push is on to finish a long-planned, state-funded pedestrian safety improvement project in downtown Bridgehampton by December 31, with construction crews at work this fall on both sides of Montauk Highway at multiple locations in the business district.

Southampton Town To Allow Contractors To Take Compost And Mulch For Free

In an effort to reduce the amount of compost at town-operated transfer stations, Southampton Town Board members approved a resolution last week allowing commercial businesses to take the material for free.

East Hampton Adopts $81.9 Million Budget

The East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved an $81.9 million operating budget for 2020 that will hike the tax rate for residents by around 2 percent.

East Hampton Airport Future Is Unclear In Call For Study

The East Hampton Town Board has backed away from what was expected to be a costly and time-consuming effort to convince the Federal Aviation Administration that the town should be allowed to impose new restrictions on flights at East Hampton Airport.

Despite Angry Exchange, Panel Approves Oversized House at 8 Wilson Place

After the attorney and architect for the problematic house at 8 Wilson Place in the Ninevah Beach community — built thousands of cubic feet higher than allowed by the village code — bitterly complained about any further delays, Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board voted 4-1 last Thursday to grant a certificate of appropriateness for the structure and its landscaping plan.

Panel Says ‘No’ to Cinema’s Options So Far for Hiding Rooftop Hardware

The response was resoundingly negative last week when April Gornik, the Sag Harbor Cinema Art Center’s board chair, presented ideas to the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board for softening the visual impact of the HVAC equipment on the roof of the cinema.

Express Sessions: Pondering the Future of Sag Harbor’s Public Spaces

There were no firm answers but plenty of questions on these and other topics when nearly 70 people gathered at The American Hotel for an “Express Session” luncheon discussion on Friday, November 15, on “The Future of Public Space in Sag Harbor Village.” It was the latest in a series of sold-out public discussions sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express and the last one for 2019.

Tommy John Schiavoni Announces State Senate Run

Southampton Town Board member and Sag Harbor resident Tommy John Schiavoni announced his candidacy for State Senate on Friday

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Sara Cochran Named Executive Director of The Church in Sag Harbor

The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State. 

Cosentino Named Director of Farm Operations at Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm announced late last week that Cristina Cosentino will take the role of Director of Farm Operations for the Shelter Island nonprofit.