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Test Scores Look Good in Sag Harbor Schools

Results show high school Regents test scores rose in several subject areas and proficiency levels rose across the grades in elementary and middle school English and math.

Fire Destroys Home in Springs

Firefighters battle an early morning fire on Sunday, October 28, that claimed a home on Thanet Way in the Lionhead section of Springs.

Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Crash Tuesday in East Hampton

A 17-year-old pedestrian was injured Tuesday night in a hit-and-run crash in East Hampton, and town detectives are seeking the public’s help finding the driver who was responsible.

Affordable Rental Law Refined in Southampton

The Southampton Town Board last week further refined its evolving proposal to expand the inventory of affordable accessory apartments in existing houses, agreeing during a long discussion at its October 25 work session to limit the proposal’s greatest impact to the less densely developed parts of town.

Police Allege Sag Harbor Man Filed False Records for Dock Slips

Sag Harbor Village Police have charged village resident Matthew F. Keller, 41, with ten felonies after an investigation showed he allegedly falsified documents to help a friend who does not live in Sag Harbor pay resident dockage fees for a village boat slip.

Town Okays $4 Million Deal To Preserve Sag Cinema Use and Art Deco Façade

Supporters of the non-profit Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center erupted in cheers Tuesday night in Southampton Town Hall when the town board voted unanimously to spend $4 million in Community Preservation Funds (CPF) to buy a historic preservation easement and a restrictive use easement from the SagCinemaLLC.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Absentee Ballot Issues Abound in First Congressional District Race

Absentee ballots took center stage this week in the race between incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin and challenger Perry Gershon. 

Lys and Vilar Face Off on Airport, Pollution

Two clear points of disagreement emerged from the nuts-and-bolts responses offered by East Hampton Town Board candidates David Lys and Manny Vilar in response to questions during a 90-minute debate sponsored by the East Hampton Group for Good Government and the East Hampton Library on Tuesday night.

Board Looks to Rein in Rents for Accessory Apartments

Hoping it will lead to the creation of more affordable apartments in the town, the Southampton Town Board last week further tweaked draft legislation that would reduce the minimum lot size required for homeowners who want to put an accessory apartment in their homes from three-quarters of an acre to one-half acre.

League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Debates

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host two more candidate debates in advance of the Tuesday, November 6 election.

Federal Environmental Review Begins for Deepwater Wind

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement on plans by Deepwater Wind to develop the South Fork Wind Farm roughly 30 miles off the coast of Montauk.

Southampton Town to Hold New Affordable Housing Lottery

The Town of Southampton will hold a drawing for a new housing lottery of 15 affordable homes at Southampton Pointe on Village Green Drive off County Road 39 in Southampton on Thursday, October 25, at 3 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall.

East Hampton Town Celebrates Near Completion of Solar Project

The first ground-based, large-scale solar panel array on the South Fork won’t be up and running for another month or so but the East Hampton Town Board held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Monday, October 22 to celebrate its near completion.

West Water Street Postponed, Bridge Street on the Agenda

The Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday postponed a decision on the lot line modification along with a highly anticipated discussion of the site plan of 2 West Water Street, and later took a preliminary look at an application by a property owner planning to expand at 23 Bridge Street.

Bats: Ditch the Stigma, Learn the Facts

For the past five years, Samantha Hoff has worked as a wildlife technician for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, studying one specific little animal: the bat.

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Southampton Town Animal Control Picks Up Dead Caracal in Water Mill

Acting on a referral from Southampton Town Police, Southampton Town Animal Control on Monday picked up a deceased caracal, a wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, in Water Mill.

A Conversation With Bonnie Michelle Cannon

Bonnie Michelle Cannon, the executive director of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, was recently appointed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to the county’s African American Advisory Board.

Editorial: Rules for the CACs

Should a Citizens Advisory Committee in Southampton Town play the role of advocate before the Town Planning Board, opposing or calling for modifications in development proposals?