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Person of Year 2019: James Larocca

Sag Harbor Village Trustee James Larocca is Sag Harbor’s Person of the Year for 2019.

Variances Granted for Errors Placing Equipment in Yard

Setback variances to legalize mechanical equipment placed too close to property lines were granted last week by the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals at one of its shortest meetings in memory.

Planners Push for More On-Site Parking at Schiavoni Office-Retail Project

The chair of Sag Harbor’s Planning Board on December 16 pressed the attorney for the family of Gabe and Diane Schiavoni to find a way to cut their request for 10 offstreet parking variances for their proposed two-story, office-retail building on Long Island Avenue next to the post office.

Arts Center at Church Set to Get Green Light from Village Planners

The Sag Harbor Planning Board is set to approve the site plan and grant a “special exception” use permit for artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik to convert the former Methodist Church, an imposing mid-19th-century wood-frame structure at 48 Madison Street, into a residential arts center.

Governor Vetoes Thiele’s Affordable Housing Fund Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed public referendums in the five East End towns on a new real estate transfer tax to fund affordable housing initiatives.

Zeldin Votes Against Impeachment, Blasts Democrats For ‘Schiff Show’

The South Fork’s congressman, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, cast an emphatic “nay” vote on Wednesday evening, December 18, in the historic action by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump.

Expansion of Temple Adas Israel Up For Public Hearing Next Month

The Sag Harbor Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of Temple Adas Israel, Long Island’s oldest synagogue, on January 9.

Builder Reverses Request to Leave Historic Building Out of Grand Street Home

Builder Tal Litvin will now include a 19th century front gabled structure in the new home he is building at 20 Grand Street, his attorney, Alex Kriegsman, announced to the Sag Harbor Village Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board during its December 19 meeting. In doing so, Mr. Litvin will adhere to a key aspect of the original approval granted by the board in 2018.

Long Wharf Project Earns $1.5 Million from State

Municipalities and nonprofits across the South Fork earned a number of grants from New York State Regional Economic Development Councils, which announced $761 million in funding Thursday, including $1.5 million for Sag Harbor Village’s redevelopment of Long Wharf.

Sag Harbor ARB’s Reaction Is Mixed to Cinema Plan to Screen Roof Equipment

Reaction was mixed to the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center's new plan to hide the heating and air conditioning boxes and ductwork on the cinema roof that was installed without approval from the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board.

ARB Resists Offer from Builder Who Removed House It Wanted Saved

Builder Tal Litvin did not get a warm response when he went before Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board last week with an offer to salvage at least pieces of the original old house, a simple front-gabled structure from around 1900, that the board required him to incorporate into the new house he’s building at 20 Grand Street.

Denied Permit, Owner of 36 Fordham Seeks to Overturn Wetlands Code

he owner of a modest house at 36 Fordham Street, who was denied a wetlands permit to build a pool in the backyard overlooking Ligonee Brook is suing the village, not only to win permission to put in the pool but to throw out the entire wetlands code of the Village of Sag Harbor.

Design Team Named For New Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

the Southampton Hospital Association on Saturday announced that Rafael Viñoly Architects and HKS Architects will work together as the design team for the new Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

County Executive Announces Recipients Of Downtown Revitalization Projects Grant

Three local revitalization projects were selected to receive funding from the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel.

New Criminal Justice Law Poses Big Challenges For Local Law Enforcement Agencies

When a new law focused on criminal justice reform goes into effect on January 1, judges throughout the State of New York will no longer be able to require bail even for charges such as vehicular manslaughter.

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