Environment

How’s the Scalloping Season? Better Luck Next Year…

This year’s scallop season opened November 4, and if you ask a local bayman or recreational scalloper how the season is going so far, chances are you’ll here a little bit of good news and an awful lot of bad news. The good news? A lot of mature scallops have been showing up in the dredges. The bad news? The majority of them are dead.

Split East Hampton Town Board Adopts Airport Capital Improvement Plan

The East Hampton Town Board adopted a capital improvement plan for the East Hampton Airport during a work session Tuesday — a roadmap for $5.26 million in repairs and improvements consultants suggest be made to airport facilities over the course of the next five years.

Sag Harbor Planning Board Reviews Proposal for Aquaponic Farm at Page at 63 Main

The farm-to-table movement has flourished on the East End for decades, many restaurants boasting kitchen gardens to supply fresh, seasonal produce to diner’s plates. For Gerard Wawryk, an owner of Page at 63 Main, while a traditional kitchen garden is out of reach for the Main Street, Sag Harbor space, he has proposed a greenhouse that would employ aquaponic farming on the second and third floor of the restaurant building.

6th Annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival

The sixth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will showcase 22 documentary films, “all docs, all day,” from December 6 to 8 —...

Airport Capital Improvement Plan Draws Critics, Supporters to East Hampton Town Hall

A five-year capital improvement plan for the East Hampton Airport highlighting close to $10.5 million in projects for the facility was presented to the public last Thursday night. The plan drew critics concerned it could lead to airport expansion or new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant applications, as well as supporters in the form of a number of airport users who called on the town board to adopt the plan for the safety of its constituents.

In Home Will Pursue Appeal Over Windows with Sag Harbor ARB

The owners of In Home at 132 Main Street in Sag Harbor announced at Monday night’s Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) that they will continue to pursue an appeal with that board to allow them to install three aluminum clad wood windows in the second story of their building.

Southampton Town Adopts $81 Million Budget for 2014

Last Wednesday, the Southampton Town Board unanimously adopted an $81 million budget for 2014, but not before board members debated the merits of budgeting town funding for the raising of Dune Road and to add monies to the Water Quality Protection Fund. Both measures were defeated prior to the board adopting the spending plan

Rola Nashef on Her Untraditional “Detroit Unleaded”

Detroit Unleaded fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. But beginning this Friday, you can see Lebanese-American Rola Nashef's perceptive, clever, offbeat romantic comedy at the Cinema Village in New York. Nashef's lovingly-made debut feature, which she cowrote, directed, and produced, actually premiered theatrically on the 13th in Detroit, where she still lives because it "is still the cheapest place to make a movie."

NYC Medics Has Local Roots But Helps a World Away

On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines as the strongest tropical typhoon ever to make landfall. While military units and humanitarian organizations from around the globe have mobilized in the Philippines to provide assistance, remote regions of the country remain cut off from civilization and damage and casualties have yet to be calculated. But at least one organization, NYC Medics, has pushed out into those remote regions to help… and here in Sag Harbor, Steve Muth is coordinating an effort taking place a world away.

Water’s Edge Radio Hour Celebrates Local Voices of the East End

Without lighting effects, set design or elaborate costumes, the audience is transported in time and setting, traveling from the waiting room of a modern day doctor’s office to the whaling docks of 1840’s Sag Harbor in a matter of minutes. “Language is the most powerful thing we have,” says Josh Perl, co-creator of Water’s Edge Radio Hour, a new variety show on WPPB, 88.3 FM. “Good writing is compelling. We can transport people there with just a few words or sound effects and their imagination follows the rest of it.”

New Sag Harbor Public Park Up for Public Hearing in January

A proposal that dates back to the 1990s to create a waterfront park on village-owned land next to the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge was revived last month, and in the new year, residents of Sag Harbor will be given a chance to weigh in with their ideas for what that park should entail.

Environmental Groups File Suit Against State Parks, SUNY for Pollution at Stony Brook Southampton...

The Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister, in partnership with the Long Island SoundKeeper, has filed two lawsuits — one against the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation and the other against the State University of New York (SUNY). The lawsuits accuse the state’s parks department and SUNY of discharging polluted wastewater from cesspools and septic systems at five state parks and at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.

League of Women Voters Hosts Southampton Town Board Candidates Debate

In front of a packed room Thursday night, candidates for Southampton Town Board debated experience, integrity and economics. Democrats Brad Bender and Frank Zappone faced Republicans Stan Glinka and Jeff Mansfield in a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons at Rogers Memorial Library.

Towns Can Use CPF to Purchase Threatened Beachfront

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s and Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s bill requiring the five towns in the Peconic Bay region to consider areas...

Letters to the Editor 10/24/13

Find Creative Parking Solutions   Dear Bryan, The Sag Harbor School District bond being put forward for a vote on November 13, includes work on parking lots...

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Pianist Judy Carmichael is in the Swing and Coming Back to Bay Street!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving happened to be Judy Carmichael’s birthday. But this year, Carmichael, a Grammy-nominated stride and swing pianist, wasn’t home in Sag Harbor, celebrating with friends. Instead, she was at sea as part of her latest gig, sailing aboard the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity where she had been performing all week. And after a year and a half of canceled performances due to COVID-19 — some 200 of them — she’s totally fine with that.

Remember the Automat? There’s a Film for That

The concept of the cafeteria is, in its purest sense, an expression of egalitarian communal dining. People from different backgrounds can sit together, share a meal and effectively connect with their “community.” It was this idea that initially hooked first-time filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz.

Dawn Porter to Receive Hamptons Doc Fest Pennebaker Career Achievement

Inspired by a deep curiosity and empathy for the human experience, director Dawn Porter specializes in unfiltered storytelling through documentary films. “I think you have to take your ego out of the storytelling and be open to letting the story reveal itself. It’s not the story I want to tell, it’s what the story is,” she said.