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An Agitated Public Seeks Disclosure of Bay Street’s Plans

Unease, fueled by rumors that well-heeled supporters of Bay Street Theater have been quietly snapping up real estate in Sag Harbor’s business district with plans for a major redevelopment project, continued to grow in the village this week.

Stewardship Plan Pitched For Sag Harbor’s Cilli Farm Preserve

Stewardship Plan Pitched For Sag Harbor's Cilli Farm Preserve

Coveted Beach Pass Loophole For Some Sag Harbor Residents Is Closed

Starting this year, those village residents will still be eligible for a special permit that allows them to park only at Long Beach at a cost of $40, the same as a regular town resident pass. But if they want to use other town beaches, they will have to ante up for a nonresident permit at the price of $360, which is discounted $40 from the regular $400 fee.

Sag Harbor Village Attorney To Step Down

Sag Harbor Village Attorney Denise Schoen, who has served the village in some capacity for much of the past decade, has submitted her resignation, effective the end of the month.

No To For-Profit Picnics On Sag Harbor Village Beach

No To For-Profit Picnics On Sag Harbor Village Beach

Sag Harbor Budget Won’t Pierce Cap After All

Sag Harbor Village taxpayers received some good news Tuesday night when Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy announced the village’s proposed $12.64 million budget would not pierce the tax cap and would instead hold the tax increase to less than the 3.16-percent threshold.

North Haven’s Budget Up, But Tax Rate’s Down

The North Haven Village Board will present a $1.93-million budget plan to the public for the 2021-22 fiscal year at a hearing at its next regular monthly Zoom meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20.

East Hampton Trustees Urge Ørsted To Get Wind Farm Fisheries Studies Underway Immediately

Members of the East Hampton Town Trustees this week said that South Fork Wind Farm developer Ørsted needs to get fish population surveys started immediately, even though the actual proposal will not be finalized until later this spring, so as to be able to capture the full two seasons worth of data demanded by a fisheries study mandated in state approvals for the project.

Friends Of Bay Street Target 2 Main Street Property To Add To Steinbeck Park

On Tuesday, during a Zoom meeting to unveil the initial renderings for the new theater, Adam Potter, the chairman of Friends of Bay Street, announced that his not-for-profit organization is also in discussions to purchase 2 Main Street, which is currently home to K Pasa restaurant, Espresso, the Yummylicious ice cream parlor, and Havens, a gift shop.

Long Beach Clearing Work Sets Off Petition Drive

Long Beach Clearing Work Sets Off Petition Drive

Local Lawmakers Weigh In On Permitting Legal Marijuana Dispensaries In Their Municipalities

While the law legalizes possession of marijuana for what could be called individual use — you are permitted to possess up to 3 ounces for personal use — the legal retail sale is still a ways off. And when it does come online, individual towns and villages can decide how public that public sale can be.

Local Police Assess Challenges Of Legal Marijuana

Police chiefs on the South Fork this week articulated some of their concerns following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of sweeping legislation that decriminalized and legalized recreational-use marijuana, taking care to underscore that they’d wait and see what lawmakers and residents of their jurisdictions had to say.

Southampton Seeks To Extend Moratorium To Protect Shinnecock Grave Sites

The Southampton Town Board unanimously passed a graves protection act last September, becoming the first municipality in New York State to establish protocols for what must be done if human remains are found on private property.

Bay Street Summer Series Faces Uphill Climb With Sag Harbor Village Board

Bay Street Theater’s proposal to hold its Summer Stage series outdoors continues to draw pushback from Sag Harbor Village officials, who have yet to rule on the request.

Sag Harbor Village Comes Up Short In Bid For Gas Ball Property

Sag Harbor Village’s bid to obtain a long-term lease on what is commonly called the gas ball parking lot at the corner of Long Island Avenue and Bridge Streets has been rejected by National Grid in favor of a higher offer from Friends of Bay Street.

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