Has Donald Trump’s presidency affected the meaning of “truth” in the media industry? Bill Keller, the former executive editor of The New York Times, sat down with Joseph Shaw, the executive editor of the Express News Group, to dissect that loaded question. The free event, held at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton, reached maximum capacity days before it was scheduled. More than 100 people filed into the library’s meeting room on Thursday afternoon, August 22.
Taxpayers in the Town of Southampton and Suffolk County will be responsible for footing the bill for $9,430.84 in overtime paid to Town Police officers and $40,967 in overtime paid to County Police officers when President Donald Trump visited Southampton on August 9.
The Southampton Town Board authorized a $420,000 bond to help pay for an underground utility improvement district along Long Beach Road in Noyac, with a required supermajority vote.
Although prekindergarten students in the Sag Harbor School District were expected to move into the Sag Harbor Learning Center on September 4 for the first day of school, the IBI Group — a global architecture, engineering and techology firm that is managing construction of the Division Street building — informed the School Board on Monday night that it won’t be completed until mid-November at the earliest.
On June 13, both chambers of the State Legislature voted to remove the religious exemption stipulation for vaccinations from state public health law as a response to a recent measles outbreak that saw more than 1,000 confirmed cases, primarily in New York City and Rockland County. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed it into law hours later, immediately limiting the educational options for about 26,000 unvaccinated children within the state. New York is the fifth state to prohibit religious exemptions.
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,
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.
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.
The Bridgehampton School varsity boys basketball team, the Killer Bees, will return for a final season in its storied Beehive, Bridgehampton School Principal Michael Miller confirmed late Wednesday afternoon.
The organization will have its top yearly fundraiser on Thursday, August 22, “Horses Changing Lives: CTREE at Sebonack.” The 1970s-themed cocktail party will include live and silent auctions and a DJ, taking place at Sebonack Golf Club in Shinnecock Hills from 6 to 9 p.m.
The applicant behind a proposal to build two agricultural housing units on an 8-acre lot on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton filed a notice of claim against Southampton Town last week, detailing plans to sue the Town Board for an “undetermined” amount.
Both St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor and St. Rosalie’s Catholic Church in Hampton Bays are named in civil lawsuits filed last week, charging that priests assigned to those parishes molested children under their care during the 1970s.
Recently released data shows how many opioid pills flowed into pharmacies across the United States in the peak years of the opioid epidemic — illustrating how practices such as overprescribing and doctor-shopping helped launch the nation into a public health crisis that led to the deaths of thousands of Americans.
Sag Harbor Village Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy and Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman signed an inter-municipal agreement Friday morning, transferring management of the John Steinbeck Waterfront Park to the village and opening the grounds to the public.
A former bartender at the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack filed a lawsuit this week in Suffolk County Supreme Court alleging that CNN anchorman...