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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...

Survivor of Nazi Twins Experiments Will Tell Her Story at East Hampton Library

Fourteen-year-old Jona Laks was on her way to her death and the crematorium at the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944 when a Nazi doctor found out she was a twin. Ms. Laks, now 89, will tell her story on Sunday, August 4, at 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, in a talk called “Jona Laks: A Surviving, Living, and Thriving Force of Mengele’s Experiments.” The talk is sponsored by the Chabad of the Hamptons in East Hampton.

Beach Rake Is ‘An Animal’ at Cleaning Rocks, Debris from Havens Beach

“I call it the animal,” said Dee Yardley, Sag Harbor’s superintendent of public works, as he watched his man Joe Weeks drive a Cherrington model 5000 sand sifter-beach rake over Havens Beach on a rainy Tuesday morning.

Stop Work Orders Issued at Two Properties in Historic District

The all-too-familiar tale in Sag Harbor of property owners or their contractors violating their permits and the village code was told again last week when the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board took up the cases of 140 Bay Street and 17 Milton Avenue.

Impromptu Air Show Makes Whirlwind Visit to East Hampton Airport

Five surviving World War II military aircraft flew into East Hampton Airport at about 11 a.m. on Independence Day and went on display for about 90 minutes for an impromptu static air show organized privately by their owners.

North Ferry Adds Departures for LIRR Commuters

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming joined with Bridgford Hunt and Stella Lagudis, the General Managers of the North Ferry, Co. and local officials to announce schedule adjustments made to accommodate commuters connecting with the LIRR during a press conference held on Tuesday, July 2.

The Bluebird: An East Hampton Flyer Who Sparks Delight

Unlike jets, helicopters and seaplanes, bluebirds don’t make a lot of noise. In fact, as thrushes, they sing a lovely song — and the wooden boxes in which the nest on the grassy terrain around the East Hampton Airport are on track to yield about 60 birds this season.

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."

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David Bouchier Offers a Taste of The Real South of France

WSHU FM’s weekly essayist and Long Island resident David Bouchier will be at the Rogers Memorial Library on Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m. to give a talk entitled, “The Real South of France.”

Going For the Greek at the East Hampton Library

On Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m., George Theotacatos gives an author talk at East Hampton Library on his book “Finding Ithaka.”

Sag School Board Frustrated by Learning Center Timeline

Ed Bernhauer, a senior architectural designer with IBI Group, distributed a schedule showing Sag Harbor residents and the Sag Harbor School District Board of Education the progress of the already delayed Sag Harbor Learning Center building on Division Street at Monday night’s School Board meeting.