Delighted members of Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board last week heard about the plan to tear down a small, worn-out bungalow at 27 Meadowlark Lane and replace it with a low-profile, modern house of wood and glass covering less than 200 more square feet.
Just a few weeks ago, the Schiavoni family’s proposed two-story office and retail building at 31 Long Island Avenue seemed on track after years of review for site plan approval from the Sag Harbor Planning Board as well as its support for three offstreet parking variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals. But on February 24, when the Planning Board discussed it at a work session, the process hit a wall as the board’s chair and planning consultant announced that a major problem had been discovered in the Schiavonis’ application.
Members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee complained to Southampton Town’s new planning and development administrator on Monday that the town’s land-use regulators have been ignoring the recommendations of the town’s 2004 Bridgehampton Hamlet Study and that a recently enlarged house on Woodland Drive and a development of 7,000-square-foot McMansions on half-acre lots off Lumber Lane are the latest examples of wayward development in the hamlet.
With hopes for a “soft opening” as soon as March 29 and a grand opening perhaps in mid-April, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center unveiled plans this week to add a new element to the array of features it will be offering in its new three-screen Main Street complex: a part-time bar and concession area in what Cinema attorney Christopher Kelley called a “flex space” on the third floor of the new structure.
Sag Harbor Committee Ponders Dropping Steinbeck Name From New Park
The three Democratic hopefuls seeking Republican U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin’s 1st District seat sought to differentiate themselves before a decidedly friendly audience at LTV Studios in Wainscott on Monday.
Panelists and guests alike discussed that new landscape at a Press Sessions event, “The Evolving South Fork Rental Market,” which took place last Thursday, February 13, at East Hampton’s Rowdy Hall.
A “blade sign” reading “Hudson Grace” in vertical lettering will appear outside the former location of the Grenning Gallery at 17 Washington Street
The North Haven Village Board last week scheduled a hearing on a not-yet-released proposal to limit rentals to one within any two-week period
Plans to build a kayak and paddleboard dock off an existing bulkhead on Otter Pond Creek as part of a major house renovation and expansion at 8 John Street continued to draw fire from members of the Harbor Committee, as well as neighbors, at the panel’s February 6 meeting.
Sara Colleton — the owner, since 2018, of the house on Upper Sag Harbor Cove at 52 John Street, where she wants to put in a saltwater pool — agreed to relinquish her right to install a conventional septic system
On Thursday, February 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ms. Campbell will be joined in the sanctuary of the Christ Church by Temple Adas Israel Rabbi Dan Geffen and the Reverend Kimberly Quinn Johnson of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork for a panel discussion, “Our Experience of the Crisis at the Border,” moderated by Patty McCormack
Sag Harbor Pauses Before Adopting Leaf Blower Restrictions
The Peconic Jitney, a passenger-only ferry service that linked the villages of Sag Harbor and Greenport during the summer of 2012, may be making a comeback.
The Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah subdivisions, collectively known as “SANS” was named one of the “Seven to Save” by the Preservation League of New York State last week, a biennial list of historic places the league highlights as “at-risk” throughout the State of New York.