The first sign of a thaw between the Schiavoni family and Sag Harbor Village over their plans to redevelop a commercially owned parcel they own next to the Sag Harbor post office appeared Tuesday night before the village Zoning Board of Appeals.
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The New York State Department of Health also announced this week that it will require all health care workers, including hospital and nursing home staff, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 27.
There will be major turnover at the top of the Sag Harbor Village Building Department, where James Esposito, who was hired nearly six months ago as senior building inspector, was fired shortly before his provisional hiring became permanent. He will be replaced at the end of the month by Christopher Talbot, who holds a similar position with Southampton Village.
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., an Independence Party member who caucuses with Democrats in the Assembly and who represents the South Fork, said he was sure the governor would be removed from office “one way or the other.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo faced an onslaught of calls for his resignation and impeachment Tuesday, August 3, including from both local state legislators, after an investigation by the Attorney General’s office concluded the governor had sexually harassed a number of women inside and outside of government.
As part of a new effort to address the lack of affordable housing in Sag Harbor, Mayor Jim Larocca said this week he would appoint trustees Bob Plumb and Ed Haye to serve as co-chairs of the Sag Harbor Affordable Housing Initiative.
The North Haven Village Board last week backed away from a proposal to slap an automatic two-week stop-work order on contractors who continue to ignore the village’s weekend-ban on noisy construction work after first receiving a warning from the building inspector.
But most who attended a discussion with Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki sponsored by the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee wanted to know what could be done to get drivers to slow down, stop at stop signs, yield to pedestrians and bicyclists, and put their cellphones down.
Last week, Roger Waters spoke via Zoom from his Bridgehampton home about his connection to the region and how the Shinnecock cause fits into his world view about oppressed communities.
Ed Haye, the newest member of the Sag Harbor Village Board, was not exactly looking for an opportunity to serve in local government when new Mayor James Larocca came calling after the June election.
Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board said this week they were ready to give it a rest after ill will from a campaign that grew increasingly testy as the election neared spilled over to the first meeting led by Mayor James Larocca on July 13.
Key Shinnecock Burial Ground At Sugar Loaf Hill Will At Long Last Be Returned To Tribe
With gaps in vaccination coverage driving a new increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — and the highest positivity rates in Suffolk County since early spring — advocates for minority communities say that they are still seeing significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals, especially in the large Latino immigrant population.
Citing Bay Street Theater’s key role as an economic anchor for Sag Harbor, a newly formed coalition of business owners is urging new Mayor James Larocca to make the future of the theater a top priority during his first 100 days in office.