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Governor Cuomo Seeks Federal Assistance With Scallop Die-Off

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pleading with federal officials to declare the recent scallop die-off in Peconic Bay waters a commercial fishery disaster.

Leggard Scores an Internship of Olympic Proportions

There are summer jobs and then there are summer adventures. Allura Leggard, a 2017 Pierson School graduate and a junior at Ithaca College, where she is majoring in journalism, will embark on the latter this summer when she heads to Japan to help cover the Summer Olympics as an intern with NBC.

Hampton Theatre Company Invites High School Students To A Free Preview Performance Of ‘Admissions’

The many pitfalls, scandals and complications of getting into a top college have dominated headlines across the country in recent years. And it’s a timely topic that will be tackled by the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) in “Admissions,” a play opening January 16. High school juniors and seniors are invited to the dress rehearsal free of charge on February 15 at 7 p.m.
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North Haven Bans Balconies, Decks Above 2nd Floor

The North Haven Village Board voted 3-0 at a special meeting on December 23 to ban roof decks, balconies, terraces “or other outdoor living space” above the second story of any dwelling.

Person of Year 2019: James Larocca

Sag Harbor Village Trustee James Larocca is Sag Harbor’s Person of the Year for 2019.

Variances Granted for Errors Placing Equipment in Yard

Setback variances to legalize mechanical equipment placed too close to property lines were granted last week by the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals at one of its shortest meetings in memory.

Planners Push for More On-Site Parking at Schiavoni Office-Retail Project

The chair of Sag Harbor’s Planning Board on December 16 pressed the attorney for the family of Gabe and Diane Schiavoni to find a way to cut their request for 10 offstreet parking variances for their proposed two-story, office-retail building on Long Island Avenue next to the post office.

Arts Center at Church Set to Get Green Light from Village Planners

The Sag Harbor Planning Board is set to approve the site plan and grant a “special exception” use permit for artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik to convert the former Methodist Church, an imposing mid-19th-century wood-frame structure at 48 Madison Street, into a residential arts center.

Governor Vetoes Thiele’s Affordable Housing Fund Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed public referendums in the five East End towns on a new real estate transfer tax to fund affordable housing initiatives.

South Fork Residents Rally Around Two Residents In Need

Residents of the South Fork are rallying behind two residents facing incredible medical challenges: a volunteer dedicated to providing emergency services who finds himself paralyzed and on a long road to recovery, and a Sag Harbor mother who received an unexpected diagnosis that she is still trying to process.

Springs Student Finds Voice In Art

For Viggo, a 13-year-old student in the special education department at Springs School, art is his tool for connection, communication and expression. And, above all, it is the place where he belongs.

A Plan With a Dream: To Walk to School … Safely

It may have been borne out of a personal desire to be able to walk to school by himself or with his friends, but a traffic safety plan developed by Calogero Sferrazza, a student at Sag Harbor Elementary School, has caught the attention of both Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy and Police Chief Austin J. McGuire.

Fire Guts Bridgehampton Mansion On Thursday

In the end, the family home was gutted from the conflagration that started somehow in the basement, spreading quickly throughout the home.

Zeldin Votes Against Impeachment, Blasts Democrats For ‘Schiff Show’

The South Fork’s congressman, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, cast an emphatic “nay” vote on Wednesday evening, December 18, in the historic action by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump.

Expansion of Temple Adas Israel Up For Public Hearing Next Month

The Sag Harbor Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of Temple Adas Israel, Long Island’s oldest synagogue, on January 9.

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Schaivoni Retracted LaValle Statement

Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town Councilman from Sag Harbor running for New York State Senate, retracted a statement critical of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle shortly after it was released following the announcement of Mr. LaValle’s retirement late last week.

Sara Cochran Named Executive Director of The Church in Sag Harbor

The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State.