Government

Sag Harbor Begins to Weigh Expanding Sewer Plant Service Area

A new committee held its first meeting last month in Sag Harbor Village Hall to begin exploring the idea of expanding the service area of the municipal sewage plant.

Sag Harbor Weighs Requiring Mooring, Anchoring Permits in Area Beyond Breakwater

If the Sag Harbor Village Board adopts a proposed amendment to the waterways code that has been in the works for at least two years, the village may soon require the skippers of all boats that anchor or moor for more than two weeks east of the breakwater to register with the harbormaster, submit proof of insurance and obtain mooring or anchoring permits.

South Fork Commuter Connection Will Officially Launch on March 4

“This has been a dream on the South Fork, of East End officials, for more than two decades,” said Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.

Cuomo Creates 9/11 Remembrance License Plates

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. presented certificates signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that create new state license plates intended to serve as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Architectural Review Board Chairman Resigns

Anthony Brandt, who was the founding chairman of Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review in the late 1980s, and who returned to the board in 2016, resigned on Wednesday.

Thiele Sounds a Warning Blast at Deepwater Wind

State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. last week issued a statement branding the project a “bait and switch” because a foreign company has acquired its Rhode Island-based owner and increased the project’s proposed power output from 90 to 130 megawatts.

Developer to Scale Down Part of West Water Street Townhouse Plan

In an effort to gain more support for his proposed West Water Street townhouses from Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, developer Jay Bialsky has announced he is scaling down one of the proposed buildings.

Dopo la Spiaggia Deck Okayed by Review Board

The Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on January 24 approved a proposal by the restaurant Dopo la Spiaggia to add a roof deck, put new mechanical equipment on the roof, expand the kitchen and add two handicap bathrooms. 

New Option Surfaces at 11th Hour for Sag Harbor Police Impound Yard

With the Village of Sag Harbor poised to ignore a chorus of critics and begin building a vehicle impound lot for the Village Police...

Sag Harbor Post Office Plans Quicker System for Parcel Pick-Ups

To speed the delivery of parcels to regular customers with postal boxes, the Sag Harbor Post Office will be installing 66 lock boxes in seven free-standings units later this winter under the windows along the north wall of the postal box lobby.

Board Asks Sag Harbor Cinema for More Changes to Architectural Plans

Allen Kopelson, the cinema's architect, said Monday he is now reducing the 12-foot ceiling height of the third floor in certain places.

Split Board Postpones Vote on Townhouses as Developer Speaks Up

The review board took a straw poll and found two members were in favor and two members were opposed, before the newest board member was instructed to take more time to fully review the application.

Sag Harbor Planning Board Closes Hearing on Waterfront Townhouses

Developer Jay Bialsky’s proposal for a three-unit townhouse complex on West Water Street inched toward a ruling by the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday even as controversy continued to plague the plans.

East Hampton Town Supports Project at Sag Harbor Gateway

On Tuesday, prior to the public hearing, Town Planning Director Marguerite Wolffsohn said the town’s redevelopment of the adjacent church parcel, with on-site sewage treatment, could yield as many as 26 units.

‘Last Mile’ Bus Service Secured for LIRR’s South Fork Commuter Runs

With just weeks to go before the Long Island Rail Road’s “South Fork Commuter Connection” train service begins on March 4, the Southampton Town Board on Tuesday agreed to contract with the Hampton Jitney and the Hampton Hopper bus service to provide “last mile” transportation to and from the Bridgehampton and Southampton train stations to and from local employment centers, including downtown Sag Harbor and Pierson Middle-High School.

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