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Famed Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies At 89

Famed cartoonist Gahan Wilson, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died on November 21, 2019.

Three People Injured When SUV Strikes School Bus Wednesday Afternoon

Southampton Town Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Scuttle Hole Road on Wednesday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m., involving a school bus and another motor vehicle.

Sag Harbor School District Welcomes New Interim Superintendent

Officials at the Sag Harbor School District announced on Wednesday afternoon that Eleanor “Ellie” Tritt will serve as interim superintendent of schools while current Superintendent Katy Graves takes a medical leave.

Southampton Town To Allow Contractors To Take Compost And Mulch For Free

In an effort to reduce the amount of compost at town-operated transfer stations, Southampton Town Board members approved a resolution last week allowing commercial businesses to take the material for free.

East Hampton Adopts $81.9 Million Budget

The East Hampton Town Board unanimously approved an $81.9 million operating budget for 2020 that will hike the tax rate for residents by around 2 percent.

No Indication So Far That Cyberattack Of Sag Harbor School District Compromised Personal Information

Since the Sag Harbor School District was hit by a cyberattack on November 4, the district’s instructional technology team has been working with an outside security consulting group to restore district systems.

Humpback Whale Washes Up On Halsey Neck Lane

Researchers from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, or AMSEAS, conducted a necropsy on a dead humpback whale that washed up onto the beach near Halsey Neck Lane in Southampton on Thursday morning, November 14.

East Hampton Airport Future Is Unclear In Call For Study

The East Hampton Town Board has backed away from what was expected to be a costly and time-consuming effort to convince the Federal Aviation Administration that the town should be allowed to impose new restrictions on flights at East Hampton Airport.

Despite Angry Exchange, Panel Approves Oversized House at 8 Wilson Place

After the attorney and architect for the problematic house at 8 Wilson Place in the Ninevah Beach community — built thousands of cubic feet higher than allowed by the village code — bitterly complained about any further delays, Sag Harbor’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board voted 4-1 last Thursday to grant a certificate of appropriateness for the structure and its landscaping plan.

Panel Says ‘No’ to Cinema’s Options So Far for Hiding Rooftop Hardware

The response was resoundingly negative last week when April Gornik, the Sag Harbor Cinema Art Center’s board chair, presented ideas to the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board for softening the visual impact of the HVAC equipment on the roof of the cinema.

Express Sessions: Pondering the Future of Sag Harbor’s Public Spaces

There were no firm answers but plenty of questions on these and other topics when nearly 70 people gathered at The American Hotel for an “Express Session” luncheon discussion on Friday, November 15, on “The Future of Public Space in Sag Harbor Village.” It was the latest in a series of sold-out public discussions sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express and the last one for 2019.

Tommy John Schiavoni Announces State Senate Run

Southampton Town Board member and Sag Harbor resident Tommy John Schiavoni announced his candidacy for State Senate on Friday

Sag Harbor Superintendent Katy Graves to Take Leave for “Immediate Surgery”

“With a heavy heart, I regret to inform the members of the Board of Education and the community that I will have to step away from my duties beginning on November, 22, 2019 as the Superintendent of the Sag Harbor Schools for immediate surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City,” said Ms. Graves in a letter to the board of education on November 15.

Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust Hopeful For Route 114 Project

Members of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, a nonprofit formed in 2008, said this week they remain hopeful that a partnership with the Town of East Hampton might result in a housing project on Route 114 in Wainscott, just outside of Sag Harbor Village, one that could result in many more housing units than the organization would be able to construct on its own.

Grants Will Be Sought to Restore Revolutionary War Grave Sites at Old Burial Ground...

The Old Burying Ground, one of the South Fork’s oldest cemeteries, is home to more than 330 gravesites, some dating back to the Revolutionary War. And many are in dire need of repair, local historic preservation consultant Zachary Studenroth reported to the Sag Harbor Village Board at its Tuesday night meeting.

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Panel Will Try Again to See Village Set Rules for Activity in Outer Harbor

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It’s Time for the Trees at Hearthside Cheer

Lovers of the season will appreciate the Southampton History Museum’s upcoming Holiday Party. Titled “Hearthside Cheer: Designer Tree Auction,” the party is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. The festive evening at the Rogers Mansion, which was built during Southampton’s Gilded Age, will include food, drinks, music, and a designer tree auction.