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Sag Harbor Lions Boost Scholarships for 3 Pierson Grads to $40,000

Thanks to 75 donors who gave an average of $333, from $100 to $1,000, and three people who each gave $5,000, two anonymously, the Sag Harbor Lions Club this year successfully boosted its annual college scholarship for three Pierson graduates to $40,000 from the $5,000 that was given by the organization for decades.

Sag Harbor BOE Approves Transportation Contract

The Sag Harbor Union Free School District Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to extend a transportation contract with Sagaponack Common School District. Under the...

Board Votes To Move Forward with Semkus Memorial

The workout station would consist of a set of parallel bars, three pull-up bars and a natural rock donated by East Hampton Masonry, with a memorial plaque in memory of their friend, Michael Semkus.

A Salute to the Graduates: Future Starts Today for Leaders of Tomorrow

Pierson High School seniors, in their last act as students in of the Sag Harbor School District, donned black and scarlet robes and paraded down the school's lawn to begin their commencement ceremony.

Family Inspires Emily Hallock’s Career Choice

As a child, Emily Hallock was intrigued by her grandfather’s prosthetic leg and now wants to work in prosthetics design and research, focusing on patients for whom traditional prosthetics don’t work, like her grandfather. 

Pierson Valedictorian Hannah Tuma Is Ready for the Challenges Ahead

Hannah Tuma was part of the International Baccalaureate diploma program, a rigorous academic program recognized worldwide.

PHOTOS: A Big Day for Graduates in Bridgehampton

The Bridgehampton High School Class of 2019 celebrated graduation on Saturday, June 22, and photographer Dana Shaw was there to capture the occasion.

Ross School’s Sophie Griffin Strives for a Narrative Based on Compassion

Sophie Griffin said Ross’s curriculum focuses on narratives: hearing people’s stories, learning empathy and looking at things from a different perspective, which she found valuable. 

Ross School’s Leif Wood Plans To Pursue Degree To Effect Social Change

Last summer, Leif Wood lived out of his car as part of his senior project at Ross. He kept everything he bought — all of his trash — and made an art installation afterward about consumerism and living with less.

One Final Morning Program

The Pierson High School senior graduating class of 2019 was presented to the students, faculty, family and friends at the Sag Harbor Elementary School...

Plans for Semkus Memorial Push Forward

Drew Harvey is hopeful the Sag Harbor School Board of Education will approve the construction of the work-out station with a memorial plaque in memory of Michael Semkus at its next meeting.

Gillibrand Backs Nomination of SANS Community to National Register

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has urged the National Park Service to place the SANS neighborhoods of Sag Harbor on the National Register of Historic Places as rare post-World War II African-American beach communities.

Sag Harbor School Board Approves Parking Contract with St. Andrew

The Sag Harbor School District Board of Education narrowly passed a motion Monday night to support a contract between the district and St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church for 12 parking spaces.

Communication Model to Change in Sag Harbor Schools

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education has begun looking at how it communicates with the public and how to improve on that process.

DiLorenzo Earns History Scholarship

Graham DiLorenzo was awarded the 2019 James McCrosson Jr. Memorial History Scholarship.

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State Grant Awarded for Havens Beach Drainage and Filter Improvements

The Village of Sag Harbor has received a State and Municipal Facilities Program grant of $125,000 to pay for most of the long-planned Havens Beach drainage and filter improvement project, on which work should get underway late this fall,

Eating What You Love: The Credo for Mile-a-Minute Weevils

Mile-a-Minute weevils live to eat Mile-a-Minute weed, an especially aggressive invasive species from Asia that is popping up all over the region. The Village of North Haven last year bought 500 of them at $1 each from an agricultural lab in New Jersey to suppress a patch of the fast-growing vine behind Village Hall. Like the weed they love to eat, the weevils are transplants from Asia.

Violations Don’t Mean Lots of Vessels Are Spewing Septic Waste, Harbormaster Says

The 53-percent non-compliance rate the Sag Harbor harbormaster found in July is no indication of the proportion of vessels that might be illegally discharging sewage into local waters, he said during an interview in his office overlooking the harbor later in the week.