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New Mayor Sworn In, Pledges to Restore Public Comment at Top of Agenda

Kathleen Mulcahy was officially sworn in as the new mayor of Sag Harbor Monday afternoon, July 1, at the annual reorganization meeting of the Board of Trustees and announced during her first stint at the helm that she would restore public comment to the start of regular meetings.

Town Wants Public Water at Poxabogue Golf Center As a Precaution

There are no issues with the well water at Poxabogue, but a public facility, with a restaurant, should have public water, because it is tested even more frequently,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “It just makes a lot of sense since there has been issues in the area."

Mother Begs Police to Shoot Her after She Had Killed Her 2-Year-Old Twins

A 24-year-old mother who investigators say had killed her two toddlers earlier in the day begged East Hampton Town Police officers to shoot her as they approached her car in Montauk last Thursday afternoon, June 27.

Rabbi Dan Geffen Celebrates 5 Years at Temple Adas Israel

“Being a rabbi is imprinted in his DNA,” said his wife, LuAnne “Lu” Geffen, who is also a Jewish educator and serves as the director of community engagement at Temple Adas Israel. “It’s been so a part of his milieu his entire life.”

Dusky Finally Sees Passage of Bill to Unseal Birth Records of Adoptees

“There is a woman in my hometown who was a birth mother and gave up her baby in 1966,” Mr. Thiele said of Ms. Dusky. “She’s been an advocate for this bill for decades,” he said, adding that the new bill gives people the right to access their health information, circumstances of their birth, and genetics. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,” he said.

Thiele Bill to Allow Towns to Impose Tax for Affordable Housing Awaits Cuomo’s Signature

Both houses of the New York State legislature have passed bills pushed by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. of Sag Harbor with the help of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle of Port Jefferson to allow the five East End towns to establish community housing funds to support affordable housing. The bill has yet to be signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

‘Montauk’ Marks Nicola Harrison’s Authorial Debut

Montauk, Long Island, 1938. For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York’s wealthy elite — and Beatrice Bordeaux...

Pianofest: Up Close and Personal at Summer Concerts

Not many have access to the old manse in East Hampton, its 11 grand pianos, and the new group of international students who have...

Harbor Review Board Sees Two Plans for Solar Panels on Residential Roofs

Two plans to put solar panels on the roofs of Sag Harbor houses, one on Howard Street and the other on Columbia Street, were either approved or seemed headed for approval by the Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board when it met on Thursday, June 13.
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Local Races on Ballot in Primary Election on Tuesday, June 25

Registered Democrats and Independence Party members will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 25 for primary elections to choose nominees for six town offices — four in Southampton Town and two in East Hampton — that will be at stake in the general election in November.

Gillibrand Backs Nomination of SANS Community to National Register

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has urged the National Park Service to place the SANS neighborhoods of Sag Harbor on the National Register of Historic Places as rare post-World War II African-American beach communities.

Permit Issued, TRO Denied, but Sand Land Still Enjoined from Expanding

A state supreme court judge in Albany last week declined to issue a temporary restraining order barring the implementation of new permit authorized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on June 5, allowing the Sand Land mine in Noyac to expand into a three-acre area called the “stump dump” and dig 40 feet deeper than the limit set by its last permit.

Hurricane Gets Credit for Surprising Accumulation of Sand on Nearby Ocean Beaches

Against all expectations, the amount of sand six-mile stretch of ocean beach between Town Line Road and Flying Point Road has continued to increase over the years since a $26-million beach nourishment project was undertaken in 2013.

Mulcahy, Corish and Plumb Win Big in Sag Harbor Village Election

Challenger Kathleen Mulcahy, a real estate agent and former corporate executive who raised two children in Sag Harbor, crushed two-term Mayor Sandra Schroeder in her bid for reelection on Tuesday, outpolling the former village clerk with 71 percent of the mayoral vote.

Mulcahy Elected Mayor of Sag Harbor Village

Long time Sag Harbor resident Kathleen Mulcahy, a former marketing executive and current real estate agent, was elected Mayor of Sag Harbor Village Tuesday,...

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Push on To Start Long Wharf Rehab Right after HarborFest

The long planned $4.32-million renovation of Long Wharf could begin as early as September 9 or 10, right after the Chamber of Commerce’s annual HarborFest event that is set to take place on the wharf on the weekend of September 7 and 8, Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said last week.

Abelita Mateus Takes Piano to ‘The Terrace’

Abelita Mateus is a singer, songwriter and pianist, part of the new generation of great Brazilian musicians.

Editorial: Gold Stars and Dunce Caps

A Gold Star to members of the clergy in Sag Harbor Village who continue to be particularly active in social justice causes.