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Supervisor Calls for Pause in Annual Reassessments Based on Market Trends

Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board are starting to rethink the town’s pioneering policy of reassessing all its 52,000 taxable parcels every year at 100 percent of their market value.  

School News: Pierson Garden Club, Bellone Recognizes Students, Scholarships Available

Sag Harbor’s Pierson Middle/High School Garden Club gathered in the Pierson courtyard with mentors and teachers to prepare garden beds for a spring harvest.

Parents Have High Hopes for Hoops Court at Pierson

Parents have demanded the district’s administration go beyond just fixing up the existing outdoor basketball court at Pierson Middle-High School.

Wooden Guide Rails Replace Steel on Short Beach Road

Wooden guardrails, the same kind used by New York State on the roads in its park system, have replaced the steel barriers along Short Beach Road between Bay Point and the entryway to North Haven, five years after the Suffolk County Department of Public Works installed them as a safety measure without public notice, touching off a firestorm of community protest.

Southampton Town Weighs Allowing Non-Plastic Stirrers Once Again

When the Southampton Town Board banned plastic bags, polystyrene containers, plastic straws and stirrers in February, non-plastic beverage stirrers inadvertently got caught up in the fray.

Moving Toward Rebuilding on Former Sag Harbor Superfund Site

The current proposal is for a two-story building with four retail spaces on the first floor and four offices on the second floor.

Southampton Town Mine-Monitoring Law Draws Support, Criticism

The voices shouting down local sand-mining operations have been fairly loud lately, but the Southampton Town Board on Tuesday also heard the other side of the debate.

Elections on Horizon in North Haven and Sag Harbor

Candidates interested in running for office in either village may file nominating petitions with village clerks Beth Kamper or Eileen Tuohy beginning on Tuesday, May 7.

Sag Harbor Remains Hotspot for New Home Construction

Historic houses in Sag Harbor are largely protected from being demolished and completely rebuilt, but non-historic houses are another story altogether.

Forum Held on Changes to Driver’s Licenses and the Impact on Immigrants

Standard licenses will permit cardholders to operate a motor vehicle, while the REAL and enhanced licenses will also permit cardholders to board a plane, and, in the case of the enhanced license, cross over the Mexican and Canadian borders without a passport by land or sea.

Pierson PTSA To Hold Candidate Debate

Six candidates vying for three seats on the Sag Harbor School Board of Education will attend a Meet the Candidates debate on Tuesday, May 7.

Sag Harbor Superintendent Announces Retirement

A little over five years after accepting the position of superintendent of the Sag Harbor School District, Katy Graves on Tuesday afternoon announced in a letter to staff that she will be retiring from the position.

Trailblazing Fifth-Grader Encourages Endangered Species Awareness

Whenever you take a walk on a local trail this spring or summer, don’t forget to take your eyes off the natural beauty surrounding you and look down at the ground here and there.

Silas Hiscock Sr. Succumbs to Injuries After Raceway Crash

After a practice day crash Saturday afternoon at Riverhead Raceway, Silas Hiscock Sr. of Bridgehampton died of his injuries early Monday morning.

Man Arrested in Alleged Arson at East Hampton Indoor Tennis

A 56-year-old East Hampton man has been arrested for alleged arson in connection with a fire on December 22 at East Hampton Indoor Tennis...

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