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Local Lawmakers Weigh In On Permitting Legal Marijuana Dispensaries In Their Municipalities

While the law legalizes possession of marijuana for what could be called individual use — you are permitted to possess up to 3 ounces for personal use — the legal retail sale is still a ways off. And when it does come online, individual towns and villages can decide how public that public sale can be.

Driver Who Struck And Killed Amagansett Mother Pushing Toddlers In Stroller Is Arraigned On...

The man charged with striking and killing an Amagansett mother in January while she was pushing her two toddlers in a stroller along the shoulder of Montauk Highway was officially charged with two felonies on Thursday, April 1, for leaving the scene of an accident and trying to throw police off his trail.

Arrest Is Made In Springs Armed Robbery Case

East Hampton Town Police have arrested a Springs man and charged him in connection with the armed robbery of a woman near the Springs School earlier this month.

Sag Harbor Says It Will Seek A More Diverse Police Force

Like other communities across the state, Sag Harbor is preparing to submit a report on police department practices and proposed reforms that was mandated last June by Governor Andrew Cuomo in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the protest movement that followed.

Police Reform Committee Recommends More Diversity, Better Public Outreach, Body Cameras

Police Reform Committee Recommends More Diversity, Better Public Outreach, Body Cameras

Sag Harbor Man Faces Forcible Touching Charges For Incident That Occurred In October

Jake Early, 23, of Sag Harbor turned himself into police following a months long investigation of the incident, which occurred on October 24, police said.

Southampton Town Police Reform Plan Slated For Public Hearing This Week

The need to engage more actively, positively, and often with the community is a refrain throughout the Southampton Town Draft Police Reform Plan. Of 21 recommendations listed in the 282 page plan, a full third related to community outreach.

Hundreds Mourn Amagansett Mother Killed In Hit-And-Run Last Week

Ms. Murillo Cruz died en route to the hospital following the accident, just before noon on January 13. Her two children, ages 1 and 4, were airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital hospital, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries and were both discharged over the weekend, according to a family friend.

SYS Trio Honored For Saving Longtime Football Coach’s Life

Just three weeks after collapsing while playing pickleball at the Southampton Town Recreation Center in North Sea, former Southampton High School football coach Vinny Mangano said this week he was on the mend and grateful for the quick actions on the part of staff members who helped save his life by administering CPR and using an automated external defibrillator to apply a shock to restore his heart’s normal rhythm.

Sag Harbor Police Chief Says Reform Is An Ongoing Effort

Perhaps, the biggest concern raised at a community forum on police reform, conducted by Sag Harbor Village on December 9, was whether the village police department was doing everything possible to hire Black and Latino police officers when it had openings.

Sag Harbor Village to Host Police Reform Meeting on Wednesday

Sag Harbor Village officials will meet with Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Austin J. McGuire on Wednesday, December 9, at 6 p.m., via Zoom, for a community meeting regarding the police reform initiative.

Southampton Town Police Chief Urges Public: Help Us Help You

According to Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, stolen vehicles reports are up 144 percent in 2020 over 2019. Overall, he said, major crimes have surged 29 percent this year, a statistic he called “significant and concerning.”

Bohemia Man Charged For Falsifying Building Permit

A 48-year-old Bohemia man was arrested on a felony charge after police say he submitted a forged village permit to the Village of Sag Harbor Planning Board.

East End Radio Group’s Former General Manager Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

A 58-year-old Sag Harbor woman pleaded guilty Monday, November 16, to defrauding her former employer out of more than $250,000 using a company credit card and now faces 12 to 18 months in prison when she is sentenced in March next year.

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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.