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Southampton Town Prepares Ban on Plastic Straws, Polystyrene Containers

The proposal for a plastic straw and polystyrene ban, based on laws adopted in the villages of East Hampton and Patchogue, would prohibit any “food service establishment, mobile food commissary or store” from possessing, selling, or offering for use single-service articles.

Town Airs Proposal to Allow for Alternative Electricity Supplier

Creating a CCA here would allow the town’s consumers to band together to seek energy from renewable sources or at better rates from energy suppliers other the PSE&G. The alternative energy would be supplied over existing LIPA transmission lines.

Grassroots Effort Got Out the Vote For Gershon in Sag Harbor Area

By the midterm elections earlier this month, Ms. Morris’s house had become ground zero for a get-out-the-vote operation that drew dozens of volunteers from across the South Fork. Main Street Conversations and its friends had become a well-oiled political-action machine, one of several local political groups and single volunteers energized to resist the Trump presidency from its beginning by supporting his opposition on Election Day.

Clean Beauty Comes to Sag Harbor with Onda

While what’s going in our bodies has sparked a movement in healthy eating, what’s going on them is a surprisingly overlooked in discussions of health. Contemplating this in the middle of the night four years ago, Larissa Thomson was compelled to open a store with a highly edited selection of clean beauty products.

Express Sessions Return to Explore Rising Cost of Health Insurance

The next installment of The Sag Harbor Express “Express Sessions” will take on an issue not just on many people’s minds, but also seemingly on many elected officials’ political agendas: health insurance.

As Anniversary Approaches, Residents Share Memories from Hurricane of 1938

“We heard a big bang and, the next thing we knew, the Presbyterian Church steeple was gone,” said Kathryn Gerecke, a Sag Harbbor resident who was 12 when the Hurricane of 1938 swept across Long Island. “It just blew down.”

On the Road: The Fall Funk and the Enduring Nature of the FjällrävenKanken

Now that September is firmly in our midst, like many East Enders, I’m feeling relieved that the busy summer season is behind us. … But between you and me, I’m also experiencing a certain sense of dread.

Food Lab: ‘Eat Global, Cook Local’

This combination of global meets local cuisine is the theme of this year’s Food Lab Conference — which includes several panels, a cooking class and dinner — on September 14 and 15 at Stony Brook Southampton.

HarborFest 2018: Schedule of Events

The 2018 HarborFest will run from Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9. Here is a complete schedule of events.

Festival of the Arts Celebrates 10 Years in Westhampton Beach

The 10th annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts returns to the Great Lawn with a new palette of original handmade art on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, at 35 West Main Street in front of St. Mark’s Church.

The Wait Continues at Sag Pizza

While the newest owners of one of Sag Harbor’s most beloved restaurants — the former Conca D’Oro — have remained tight-lipped on the opening date of the village’s newest Italian eatery, the doors of Sag Pizza were wide open on Tuesday, albeit only for staff training.

Government: Rose Hill Controversy, Historic Life-Saving Station, Rogers Elected Dem Chair

The Amagansett U.S. Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station in the Town of East Hampton has been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places

15 Years of Brand-Making on the East End

Lynn Blumenfeld and Jill Fleming are celebrating 15 years with their eponymous integrated marketing firm in Montauk. Having escaped the confines of Madison Avenue to bring their Manhattan business mindset to the beach, the partners and founders of Blumenfeld + Fleming discuss the evolution of their boutique agency and themselves.

Sag Harbor Cinema’s Architectural Plans Earn Review Board Approval

As the last step before the village’s regulatory boards, the BHPAR’s green light clears the way for the cinema’s steward, the Sag Harbor Partnership, to apply for a building permit.

A Taste of Americana in Cold Chocolate

The band Cold Chocolate recently caught up with The Sag Harbor Express before their back-to-back sets on Saturday nig at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island.

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Pierson High School Robotics Team Builds, and Rebuilds

With history teacher Susan Duff at the helm this year — the school’s first female head robotics advisor in the team’s nearly 25-year history — Pierson is looking to make a name for itself.

Bridgehampton Robotics Team Has High Hopes for Advanced Robot

A tight-knit team of Bridgehampton School whiz kids have built what they call the most advanced robot their team has ever created.

Local Towns, Villages Join Forces with Suffolk County to Fight Ticks

Through a program called SuffolkSHARE Public Health Partnership, municipalities will pool information and resources to combat ticks and the infections some of them carry.