Police and Fire

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.

Former Sag Harbor Resident Found Murdered In Riverhead Wednesday Night

Suffolk County Police said Marco Grisales, 39, of Sag Harbor was found in an abandoned vehicle on the side of Roanoke Avenue, south of Green Tree Drive, at approximately 7:40 p.m.

Survey Seeks Public’s Opinion On Role Of Southampton Town Police

A Southampton Town Committee charged with implementing a state mandated review of police department and public safety policies is asking for the public’s input thorough a recently released survey.

Six Fire Departments Called Out For Sag Harbor Fire Saturday

Six fire departments were called out Saturday afternoon to a fire in Noyac that severely damaged a house.

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27Speaks: Looking Up; Birding On The East End In The Wake Of Climate Change

This week, the panel is joined by veteran journalist and former Sag Harbor Express Publisher Bryan Boyhan for a discussion abut an article he wrote about birding on the East End in the wake of changes caused by climate change.

A Shift in Winter Bird Populations Seen as Climate and Habitat Change

From a distance of several hundred yards, all you can clearly see, even with binoculars, is the flush of white from the breast and a speck of black. Then the bird cocks its head down, breaking the surface of the water, tips forward and disappears.

John Jermain Librarian Wins Diversity Internship

Nancy Myers, 33, met Catherine Creedon, the former director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, when she was a patron and the library was in its temporary quarters on West Water Street during a major renovation.