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School Budget Vote and Trustee Election Next Tuesday in Sag Harbor

School district voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 21, to weigh in on the proposed budget and a transportation proposition and vote for three candidates from a pool of six seeking election.

Bridgehampton Readies for School Budget Vote, Board Elections

The Bridgehampton School District ballot features not just an $18.69-million budget proposal, but also a second proposition and five candidates vying for two seats on the school board.

Southampton Will Pause Market-Trend Reassessments for Two Years

Annual property reassessments in Southampton Town based on market trends will be halted for two years under a policy adopted unanimously by the Town Board on Tuesday.

Mixed Decisions Ahead on Pools; Frustration about Septic System

With its chairman having declared her opposition to granting a wetlands permit to allow a pool within the required 75-foot wetlands buffer overlooking Ligonee Brook at 36 Fordham Street, the Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor closed its public hearing on the case on Monday, May 13.

Pierson Teeny Awards Nominees, Plus Surprise Contest Results, Are Announced

In typical Pierson High School fashion, quite a few student actors have been nominated for theater awards.

Sag Harbor Books To Open on Main Street Memorial Day Weekend

Tapping into a running theme in Sag Harbor, the new bookstore’s logo will feature a whale, of course.

It’s Already a Race in Sag Harbor Village Election

With less than a week before nominating petitions are due to run for office in Sag Harbor Village, it is already contest in the races for mayor and two trustee seats.

Sag Harbor Meets Its 2018-2019 School Board Candidates

The school board elections and budget vote are Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pierson gym.

School Busing Options Could Save Money, Impact Later Start Times

The school board recently expressed interest in bringing school transportation costs down.

175th Anniversary of Old Whalers’ Church Dedication To Be Celebrated May 12

A thousand people turned out on Union Street in Sag Harbor on May 16, 1844 for the dedication of the First Presbyterian congregation’s third building in the village, the massive Egyptian Revival edifice funded by wealthy captains and ship owners giddy with the riches of the whaling trade that is now known as the Old Whalers’ Church.This Sunday, May 12, at 11 a.m., the public is invited to join the congregation in celebrating the 175th anniversary of the event, for which the captains of several whaling ships delayed departures so their crews could attend.

Sag Harbor School Board Updates Student Residency Policy

After rejecting an updated “age and residency” policy governing school admissions last fall, the Sag Harbor School Board revised and adopted a newer one on Monday.

Moody’s Re-Affirms Aaa Rating for Southampton Town

In an investor report issued on May 1, Moody’s re-affirmed the Town of Southampton as Aaa — the highest rating issued by the investment service.

Thiele: State Funds Peconic Land Trust With $25,000 in Grants

The Peconic Land Trust has received $25,000 in Conservation Partnership Program grants out of $2.2 million given to 47 nonprofits across the state.

Southampton Town Board Amends Plastic Straw Ban

The Southampton Town Board passed a resolution amending the plastic straw and polystyrene legislation to allow non-plastic stirrers at self-service beverage stations.

Shinnecock Leaders Dismiss Eyesore Complaint as Its Video Billboards Go Up on Sunrise

Claiming it is a sovereign government, the federally recognized Shinnecock Indian Nation is ignoring a stop work order issued late last month by the Town of Southampton and continuing to put up two towering video screens, one on each side of Sunrise Highway on tribal land in Hampton Bays, that will show animated advertisements 24 hours a day.

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The “Sag Harbor” Cinema Sign is Lit Once More

After all those days of darkness at the vacant space where the art deco emblem of the theatre had blazed for decades, the newly illuminated sign looked just like its good-old self, instantly back at home.

Bonac Tennis Season Ends in Quarterfinals

Kevin McConville built his doubles teams during the last two seasons with the hope of sweeping three matches and stealing one at singles when it mattered most.

Whales Have a Long Time To Wait for a Baseball Game

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