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Library District Voters Approve Budget, Select Trustees

Sag Harbor voters overwhelmingly approved a $3.092 million budget for 2020 for the John Jermain Memorial Library, 231-35, on Thursday night.

Workshops Invite Women To Explore And Connect

On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon, a small group of women gathered in the upstairs room at the Bridgehampton Community House to delve into a topic few of them had probably ever actually spoken about before — jealousy.

Schiavoni and Cohen To Retire at John Jermain Library

Two key staffers of the John Jermain Memorial Library will be retiring before the year is out. They are Sag Harbor native Diane Schiavoni, a lifelong community volunteer and bookkeeper for local organizations, individuals and businesses, who has served as the library’s bookkeeper for 35 years; and Eric Cohen, a Sag Harbor resident since the 1980s who served on the local School Board, helped found the Sag Harbor Cultural District and has been the library’s technology and media coordinator for more than 16 years.

Search Begins For New Sag Harbor School Superintendent

Parents in the Sag Harbor School District voiced their concerns regarding diversity, special education and transparency at Monday evening’s forum on the search for a new superintendent

Towns, Villages Prepare For Ransomeware Cyber Attacks

Recently, school districts and municipalities across the United States have fallen victim to what’s commonly referred to as ransomware.

Legion’s Journal Documents Century of Service, Camaraderie and Commemoration

Any story about the 100th anniversary of Sag Harbor’s Chelberg & Battle Post 388 of the American Legion would have to be packed with names if the goal is to give credit where credit is due for the organization’s longevity, which will be celebrated by the membership at a dinner at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, September 17. So many local men and women made the post a landmark in their lives — and an integral part of the Sag Harbors community — that there’s just one way to do them all justice: publish a thick commemorative journal chock full of photos and text marking the post’s first century. The Legion has done just that. More than a year in the planning and preparation, the 182-page, spiral-bound book was put together by Legion members Robert Doty, who edited it, and Deborah Guerin, who handled the Herculean task of assembling its hundreds of historic photos; and David Nimz, a friend of the Legion with career writing experience whom Mr. Doty asked to handle the more-than-30-page historical narrative of that appears in the book.

Reinventing “Othello” for a 21st Century Audience

Over the past year, two longtime collaborators have stripped down "Othello," Shakespeare's play and Verdi's opera, and reassembled them to create “Othello: The Opera and Play Enmeshed,” a mix of theater, opera and dance coming to Bay Street Theater.

Behind the Walls, New Cinema Arts Center Is Coming Together

Thirty-two months after its was ruined by fire, and 14 months after reconstruction began, a state-of-the-art, three-screen movie theatre, arts center and community gathering place is steadily taking shape behind the reincarnated façade of the old Sag Harbor Cinema.

A Conversation With: Director Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman is the director of the 1991 film “Soapdish” starring Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robert Downey, Jr. The film will be screened Sunday, September 8, at Pierson High School as part of Sag Harbor Cinema’s ““Really Funny” series.

Southampton Town Taxpayers Responsible For Police Overtime Associated Presidential Visit

Taxpayers in the Town of Southampton and Suffolk County will be responsible for footing the bill for $9,430.84 in overtime paid to Town Police officers and $40,967 in overtime paid to County Police officers when President Donald Trump visited Southampton on August 9.

Butter Lane Agricultural Housing Applicant Files Notice Of Claim Against Southampton Town

The applicant behind a proposal to build two agricultural housing units on an 8-acre lot on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton filed a notice of claim against Southampton Town last week, detailing plans to sue the Town Board for an “undetermined” amount.

Pill Production And Distribution Numbers Show Local Providers Were On Par With County, State...

Recently released data shows how many opioid pills flowed into pharmacies across the United States in the peak years of the opioid epidemic — illustrating how practices such as overprescribing and doctor-shopping helped launch the nation into a public health crisis that led to the deaths of thousands of Americans.

Planning Board Moves Forward With Environmental Review Of Proposed Fitness Facility In Bridgehampton

The Southampton Town Planning Board is moving forward with an environmental review of a proposal to build a 27,000-square-foot Equinox fitness and health facility along Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.

Ceremony Set to Mark Opening of Steinbeck Park as a Public Space

Officials from Sag Harbor Village and Southampton Town will gather next week to celebrate the opening of the John Steinbeck Waterfront Park, named for the author who wrote “The Winter of Our Discontent” in Sag Harbor, but found contentment at home in the seaside village that embraced him and his wife, Elaine.

Halliday-Richardson Wed July 25 at Havens Beach, Mayor Mulcahy Officiating

Elizabeth Halliday and Roderic Randolph Richardson were married on July 25. The barefoot wedding took place in the water, along the foreshore of Havens...

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Pierson Field Hockey Season Ends in Familiar Fashion

“Never give up on yourself. Work together, stay together, believe in yourself and never give up,” Joyce Arbia said as tears welled in her eyes following a 1-0 loss to Carle Place in in the Long Island Class C Championship game at Centereach High School on Saturday.

Point of View: Long-Term Planning for Sag Harbor Village

Thank you to all who attended the trial run of a Saturday Village Board of Trustees work session on October 26.  For anyone who could not attend I have written out my notes about of long-term goals for the village.

South Fork Commuter Connection Service Returns

Uninterrupted service on the South Fork Commuter Connection will resume on November 11 as work to replace two train trestles in East Hampton will finish the day before.