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Five Killed In Two-Car Crash, Quogue Police Vow To Determine Cause

At a press conference in front of Village Police headquarters on Tuesday, July 27, Quogue Police Chief Christopher Isola described the horrific scene that played out on the village streets just days before.

Stephanie Bitis Sentenced To 15 Months For Defrauding Employer Of More Than $300,000

U.S. District Judge Gary R. Brown said he considered Ms. Bitis’s service to the community and the support of her friends, family and current employer and the efforts that she has made so far toward restitution, but considering the “significant magnitude” of the crime plus the fact that she had engaged in similar behavior before, an “incarceratory sentence” was warranted.

‘Wear Your Seatbelts,’ Coach Warns Following Dramatic Highway Crash

Troopers said she was driving westbound in the right-hand lane, when she clipped the rear of a pickup truck traveling in front of her after moving to the left-hand lane in an attempt to pass. Ms. Martinez Arias then moved back over into the right-hand lane and struck a third vehicle, driven by Mr. Bramoff, which left the road and overturned on the shoulder. There was a driver and three passengers in the second vehicle, none of whom were injured. Ms. Martinez Arias’ sedan came to a rest on the median a few hundred yards down the road.

A Quarter Century Later, Tragedy of Flight 800 Lingers

Twenty-five years ago Saturday night, Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 exploded in the air about 10 miles south of East Moriches, killing all 230 passengers and crew on board and casting a pall that lingered across Long Island for weeks afterward, as search and recovery teams labored to retrieve the remains of the victims and pieces of the wreckage from the ocean floor.

Main Street Traffic Snarled As Sag Harbor Emergency Workers Free Woman’s Hand From Under...

Sag Harbor emergency service workers blocked off Main Street in the village from Carruthers Alley north to Bay Street shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday morning as they attempted to free a woman whose hand was stuck under the seat of her late model BMW SUV.

Q&A: Bill Bratton, Now A Hampton Bays Resident, Watching Local Police Reform Efforts Closely

Bill Bratton, Now A Hampton Bays Resident, Watching Local Police Reform Efforts Closely

Finally, A Little TLC For Sag Harbor Fire Department Museum

But concern over the museum’s collection of fire memorabilia and the soundness of the building itself, which was constructed in 1833, has spurred the Village Board to commission Cameron Engineering to undertake an initial study to determine what needs to be done to protect it.

Timing Is Everything In Owlet Rescue

Serendipity came into play on Thursday afternoon, June 10, when a fledgling screech owl fell from a nest in Mashashimuet Park and fluttered about the ground helplessly.

Deal Struck On Restitution, Sentencing Guidelines In Case Of Embezzlement At Water Mill-Based Radio...

Stephanie Bitis, a former general manager of Long Island Radio Broadcasting in Water Mill, pleaded guilty in November 2020 to access device fraud for using a company credit card to rack up personal charges.

Low Flyer Pleads Not Guilty To Reckless Endangerment

David Wisner, the local pilot charged by Sag Harbor Police with reckless endangerment in the second degree, a misdemeanor, for buzzing downtown Sag Harbor’s waterfront on April 13, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Sag Harbor Justice Court on Friday, May 7.

Sentencing Of Former Radio Manager Who Defrauded Employer Delayed As Dollar Amount Is Disputed

The sentencing of Stephanie Bitis, a former radio manager from Sag Harbor who pleaded guilty last fall to fraudulently using a company credit card for personal expenses, was adjourned on Thursday, April 29, to give federal prosecutors and the defense time to nail down just how much money she bilked her former employer out of.

Cops Called On Bay Street Protesters

Sag Harbor Village Police were called to Bay Street Theater at about 1 p.m. on Saturday to respond to a report of protesters blocking the entrance. Police said the complaint was made by Tracy Mitchell, Bay Street’s executive director, about three hours before a forum was scheduled to be held to discuss the theater’s plans to move to a permanent home at the site of the Water Street shops complex about a block away.

Airport Manager Bans Pilot Who Buzzed Sag Harbor And Springs Areas

Airport Manager Jim Brundige has banned local pilot David J. Wisner from operating any aircraft at the town-owned East Hampton Airport for 90 days, effective April 28, because of the “careless and reckless operation” of his Cessna 182 on April 13, when he buzzed Sag Harbor and Springs at extremely low altitudes.

Low-Flying Pilot Turns Himself In; Faces Charges

The pilot, David J. Wisner, 47, of East Hampton, was processed at headquarters and released on his own recognizance for an arraignment in Sag Harbor Justice Court at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 7, Police Chief Austin J. McGuire disclosed later on Friday.

Police Confirm They’ll Press Charges Against Pilot Who Buzzed Sag Harbor

A local pilot repeatedly flew his airplane at an extremely low altitude over Sag Harbor’s waterfront for about 15 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

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A Welcome Return For Sag Harbor’s HarborFest

HarborFest returned to Sag Harbor this weekend after a one-year hiatus owing to the coronavirus, and to say it was a hit with a population that has grown weary of being cooped up would be an understatement. Huge crowds converged on Long Wharf and the waterfront under sunny blue skies to listen to music, sample food from a number of purveyors, browse displays or watch the whaleboat races.

Dead Air Surrounds WLNG Tower Application

Over a year ago, when COVID-19 led to an influx of full-time residents in Sag Harbor, village officials scrambled to improve cellular service, which by all accounts suffered considerably as more people competed for limited bandwidth.

Sag Harbor Names New Clerk-Administrator

The reshuffling continues in the Sag Harbor Municipal Building, where on Tuesday, the Village Board named Kate Locascio, who has served as the village tax clerk, to replace Beth Kamper as village clerk-administrator. Ms. Kamper will retire on Thursday, September 23.