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Sag Harbor Schools To Remain Closed to In-Person Instruction Through Next Week

On Saturday, January 2, Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols announced that the district would not return for in-person classes for the next week...

27Speaks: The Express News Group’s People Of The Year For 2020

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporters Stephen J. Kotz and Michelle Trauring, as well as Sag Harbor Express Publisher Emeritus Bryan Boyhan, and the group discusses The Express News Group’s Persons of the Year selections for 2020.

The Sag Harbor Express Co-Person Of The Year: Deborah O’Brien

The Sag Harbor Express Person Of The Year: Deborah O’Brien

The Sag Harbor Express Co-Person Of The Year: Cindy Ward Capalbo

The Sag Harbor Express Person Of The Year: Cindy Ward Capalbo

Staffing Remains A Concern for Sag Harbor Schools

Staffing concerns and positive COVID-19 test results among the student population were once again at the forefront of the conversation at Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

An Anonymous Gift Makes For A Brighter Christmas For South Fork Kids

An Anonymous Gift Makes For A Brighter Christmas For South Fork Kids

SAFE Sag Harbor Receives Grant To Help With Substance Abuse Prevention Program

SAFE Sag Harbor Receives Grant To Help With Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Didn’t Buy A Christmas Tree Yet? Better Plan On Decorating Your Jade Plant

Those who waited until the last minute this year were no doubt disappointed to discover that tree stands and garden centers across eastern Long Island had been pretty much picked clean of trees, wreaths, and other greenery by the middle of the month.

New York State Screening For Arrival Of New Coronavirus Strain

New York State hospitals began screening samples from COVID-19 tests this week for signs that a new strain of the coronavirus that has been identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa and is believed to be vastly more contagious than earlier strains has already arrived here on international flights.

SYS Trio Honored For Saving Longtime Football Coach’s Life

Just three weeks after collapsing while playing pickleball at the Southampton Town Recreation Center in North Sea, former Southampton High School football coach Vinny Mangano said this week he was on the mend and grateful for the quick actions on the part of staff members who helped save his life by administering CPR and using an automated external defibrillator to apply a shock to restore his heart’s normal rhythm.

Local Pilots Help ARF Rescue 15 Puppies From Death Sentences

Christmas came early for 15 puppies on December 19 when two local pilots flew round-trip from East Hampton Airport to Camden, South Carolina, to save them from a bleak fate and deliver them to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons for adoption.

North Haven Village Weighs Unifying Policy on Beach Protection

Taking an early step toward establishing a uniform policy on shoreline protection, the North Haven Village Board last week conducted an on-line work session to go over a new waterfront inventory of the North Haven peninsula prepared by Race Coastal Engineering of Stratford, Connecticut.
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North Havens Sets Income Exemption From I/A Septic Rule

North Haven homeowners with an adjusted gross income of $175,000 or less who must replace their aging septic tanks may not have to install a costly nitrogen-reducing “Innovative-Alternative” system, as otherwise required by rules the village adopted in 2019 to help protect the Peconic Bay estuary from nitrogen pollution.

Absence Of Students Should Help Bridgehampton School Contractors Make Up Lost Time

The decision of the Bridgehampton School District to require that all students be educated remotely until after the holiday break may prove to be a blessing in disguise that will help contractors as they rush to finish major portions of a $29.4 million expansion project.

Citing Rise In Local COVID-19 Cases, Sag Harbor Closes Village Offices

Sag Harbor Village Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy has ordered village offices closed until further notice out of “an abundance of caution” over a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases being recorded locally.

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27Speaks: Anxiety About The Rush To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion about the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the questions, confusion and anxiety about getting vaccinated.

Amy Kirwin is Guild Hall’s Inaugural Chief Creative Officer

It was early 2011 when Amy Kirwin and Andrea Grover first met at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, and it wasn’t long before the two artistic souls realized they were kindred spirits. “We’re like twins. I came out of the womb first,” said Kirwin, who arrived on the East End in the fall of 2010, just three months ahead of Grover.

Sag Harbor Publisher Dr. Martin Shepard Dies

Dr. Martin Shepard, a psychiatrist, author, and with his wife, Judith, a trailblazing publisher, has died. Dr. Shepard passed away at his home in Sag Harbor surrounded by family on December 17, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 86.