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Two Face Felony Possession Charge after Sag Harbor Traffic Stop

Two people in a 2004 GMC Yukon pulled over by Sag Harbor Village Police on Sunday, December 30 at 5:22 p.m. on Suffolk Street Extension were sent to the county jail after their arraignments the next day, each facing multiple charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, including a class A felony for possession of more than eight ounces of a controlled substance. If convicted of the Class A felony alone, the defendants could face up to a life term in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

Rising Amount of Yard Waste Forces Town to Look at Stricter Rules

As commercial brush processing facilities have been closing due to tougher state waste-handling regulations imposed in 2017, the town’s three sites have all come under increasing pressure to handle rising amounts of leaves and brush. All that residential yard waste may be tainted with pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals.

Planning Board Extends West Water Street Hearing to January

Comments on developer Jay Bialsky’s site plan for a complex of townhouses at 2 West Water Street have been scarce — a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the board members.

Zoning Board Balks at 11 Variances on Vickers Street

Seeking to expand the house and build a swimming pool and a patio, the homeowners at one point requested 13 variances, but on Tuesday made the case for 11 variances instead.

Gornik, Fischl Earn Board’s Approval for ‘The Church’ Plans

Changes to previously approved plans at the former Sag Harbor Methodist Church at 48 Madison Street — to become a new art incubator, dubbed “The Church,” being developed by artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl — were unanimously approved by Sag Harbor’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last Thursday.

Judge Rejects Appeal Seeking To Expand Mining Operation in Noyac

Closing another door on continued sand mining in Noyac, the state DEC’s chief administrative law judge last week rejected Sand Land’s motion to reargue its long pending application to expand its mining operations on its 50-acre site off Middle Line Highway and Millstone Road.

Southampton To Request Proposals for Riverside Maritime Trail Park

The Southampton Town Board will go out to bid for design plans for the proposed Riverside Maritime Trail Park, following a work session on Thursday, December 13.

Public Hearing Set for Condos on West Water Street

The Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review voted Thursday to set a public hearing on developer Jay Bialsky’s proposal for a three-unit condominium complex at 2 West Water Street.

Stella Maris Plans Get Green Light from State

Up next, according to Sag Harbor superintendent Katy Graves, is the bidding process for construction contracts after the architectural plans were approved by the state.

School Audit Letter, Corrective Action Plan Released

The Sag Harbor School District on Tuesday released an edited version of a letter from an auditing firm filled with suggestions for how the district can improve its operations.

East Hampton Town Board Wary of Deal for Vehicle Charging Stations

Using a state grant, East Hampton Town will expand its fleet of electric cars this year and install a number of new charging stations at Town Hall and potentially other town-owned parking lots as well.

Bridgehampton CAC Continues to Chafe at Town Board’s Proposed Rules

The Southampton Town Board’s draft plan to tighten the rules of its appointed Citizen Advisory Committees, requiring them to stick to issues relevant only to the Town Board and file minutes that reflect the views of dissidents including non-members, continues to rankle the Bridgehampton CAC.
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North Haven Looks to Limit Seaplane Landings

The North Haven Village Board is expected to propose seaplane regulations at its January 8 meeting that would bar landing, taking off or taxiing on or from any waterway within 250 feet of shore without a village-issued permit.

New Cinema Plans Get Nod from Zoning Board

Having cleared its regulatory hurdles before Sag Harbor Village’s planning, zoning and architectural review boards earlier this year, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center has launched a sequel to that process.

Elevators Might Be The Trick to Spur Watchcase Townhouse Sales

Elevators are being installed in all seven freestanding townhouses that were built on Church and Sage streets five years ago as part of Cape Advisor’s redevelopment of the former Bulova Watchcase Factory, since rebranded as “Watchcase,” a luxury condominium development.

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