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Kelp Could Be Environmental Elixir, And Economic Opportunity

Sugar kelp, a brown rubbery plant that can grow underwater fronds up to 15 feet long, is proving in test cases, the researchers say, to be highly efficient at soaking up nitrogen and phosphorous in tidal waters; can be sold for use as food, cosmetics ingredients or processed into highly effective organic fertilizer; and appears to even be particularly deadly to one of the most toxic species of “red tide” algae found in local waters.

Commuter Connection Will Return, Montauk Hopper Probably Not

Local officials say they expect the South Fork Commuter Connection shuttle trains to begin running along the South Fork again in the fall, but a popular shuttle bus route in Montauk that has operated in recent summers is unlikely to roll again, at least not this summer.

Bridgehampton Picks New School Superintendent

Dr. Mary Kelly will take the reins as superintendent of the Bridgehampton School District effective July 1. She was appointed by the School Board...

John M. Marshall Elementary School To Host ‘Be The Match’ Event In Teacher’s Honor

John M. Marshall Elementary School To Host ‘Be The Match’ Event In Teacher’s Honor
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27Speaks: Pass The Popcorn; Moviegoing In The Post-Covid World

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about the much anticipated reopening of the Sag Harbor Cinema, and the opening of theaters in Hampton Bays and East Hampton, as well as muse on how the public will react to the theaters post-COVID.

Most of Office District To Be Excluded From Sag Harbor Rezoning Effort

Speaking at a board work session on Wednesday, May 26, Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said the committee overseeing the zone change had recommended that most of the property zoned Office District will be removed from a proposed Waterfront Overlay District and a related measure that would have expanded the number of permitted retail uses in that district will be dropped altogether.

Breakwater Yacht Club Offers Sailing To The Masses For Three Decades

For more than 30 years, the club — which nearly all the members take pains to remind people is more appropriately described as a community sailing center — has operated under the premise that while owning a boat might be costly, sailing doesn’t need to be, and everyone should have a chance to get out on the water if they want to.

Burying Ground Preservation Group Finishes Restoring 22 Revolutionary War Monuments In Sag Harbor

For 22 Revolutionary War patriots buried between the 1780s and 1840s in the Sag Harbor Old Burying Ground, their headstones look the best they have in decades, largely in thanks to the efforts of Mr. Kahofer and longtime local historian Zach Studenroth — who, together, founded the Burying Ground Preservation Group, which works to protect these delicate and often overlooked historical and sacred sites.

Looking Back At D.A. Pennebaker On Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday

In conjunction with the screening, the work of Ms. Hegedus and Mr. Pennebaker, who died at his home in Sag Harbor in August 2019 at the age of 94, will also be the focus of a retrospective exhibition on the cinema’s third floor.

Exhibit Shines Light on the Tulsa Massacre 100 Years Later

“The Night Tulsa Died: The Black Wall Street Massacre of 1921” is a series of digital collages, on silk, that tell the story of the Tulsa Massacre, the 100th anniversary of which falls on May 30.

Costly FOIL Follows Dispute Between Neighbors In Sag Harbor

But in Sag Harbor Village, an unusually broad request made on March 2 for information about property owned by Dominic LaPierre and Laura Auerbach, at 200 Madison Street, has cost the village an estimated $15,000 in fees for attorneys and office staff.

Nearly $400,000 In Hand For Sag Harbor’s Steinbeck Park

Members of the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Sag Harbor Village Board gathered Monday morning at John Steinbeck Waterfront Park to celebrate a milestone: The raising of approximately $400,000 toward the estimated $4 million cost of turning the acre-plus waterfront park into a jewel of the village waterfront.

North Haven Hears Outpouring Against Easing Clearing Code

North Haven Village’s bid to ease its clearing code to make it simpler, improve compliance and eliminate unfairness drew more passionate opposition when the Village Board continued its public hearing on the plan at its monthly Zoom meeting on May 18.

Parents Weigh In With Sag Harbor Board Of Education On Park Contract

The main topic of conversation at Monday night’s, May 24, Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting was, unsurprisingly, the status of the district’s contract negotiations with Mashashimuet Park.

Bridgehampton School Board Faces Slim Budget Options

When voters on May 18 defeated the Bridgehampton School District’s proposed $20.66 million budget by the slimmest of margins, it left the School Board with few options. It can ask voters to approve the same budget or it can submit an amended version — usually with cuts in spending — for a revote on June 15.

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27Speaks: The Declining Population Of The Prehistoric Horseshoe Crab

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Photo Editor Dana Shaw and reporter Kitty Merrill for a discussion about the declining population of horseshoe crabs and efforts to save the prehistoric creatures.

South Fork Boys Lacrosse Loses Its First Playoff Game, But It Doesn’t Diminish What...

The first playoff game in the history of the South Fork boys lacrosse program this past Tuesday, June 8, didn’t go exactly the way...

Safety Concerns May Force Sag Harbor Community Band To Decamp From American Legion

Safety Concerns May Force Sag Harbor Community Band To Decamp From American Legion