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Review Panel Applauds Plan to Swap an Old Little House for a New Little...

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.

Schiavoni Family Building Project Snagged by Error in Parking Calculations

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.

Bridgehampton CAC Says Regulators Don’t Follow 2004 Hamlet Study

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.

Sag Harbor Cinema Seeks to Add Part-Time Bar to Space on Third Floor

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.

Winter Of Our Discontent: Sag Harbor Committee Ponders Dropping Steinbeck Name From New Park

Sag Harbor Committee Ponders Dropping Steinbeck Name From New Park

Democrats Train Their Sights On Zeldin, Trump At East Hampton Democratic Congressional Forum

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.

East Hampton Panel Says New State Law, Online Competition Hurt Local Rental Market

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.

Pop-Up Gets Nod for Sign; Main Street Plan Hits Snag

A “blade sign” reading “Hudson Grace” in vertical lettering will appear outside the former location of the Grenning Gallery at 17 Washington Street

North Haven Sets Hearing On Rule To Limit Rentals To One Every Two...

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

Harbor Panel and Neighbors Agree: Don’t Allow Dock in Otter Pond Creek

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.

Applause Breaks Out After Pledge To Put In I/A Septic System on Cove

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

Sag Harbor Clergy To Host Forum On Experiences At The U.S.-Mexico Border

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

Sag Harbor Pauses Before Adopting Leaf Blower Restrictions

Water Taxi Proposes to Return to Sag Harbor

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.

SANS Named One of “Seven to Save” By Preservation Society

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.

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Sag Harbor Village Board Meeting Shut Down After “Zoombombing”

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees had to shut down a public meeting launched via Zoom on Friday afternoon after someone hacked into the work session, using racial slurs and profanity in the comments section while village board members attempted to update residents on the coronavirus outbreak.

Sag Harbor School District Cancels Planned Spring Break Per Governor’s Order

The Sag Harbor School District will not take a spring recess April 6 through April 10, although Interim Superintendent Jeff Nichols said in an email to families on Friday that the district did understand some families did need “some time to relax and recharge” and that the district would focus that week’s remote learning programming on review and fun activities for students.

With Gyms Closed, Home Fitness Sees Its Rise

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