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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...

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.

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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: August 13 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk to a group of dedicated young journalism interns who volunteered their time this spring and summer to work for the newspaper group in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

EXPRESS SESSIONS: Real Estate Professionals Look Forward To Three-Year Positive Sales Trend

Industry professionals at an Express Sessions event last Thursday, August 6, said homes in the Hamptons were going like hotcakes, and they didn’t expect the surge to go away anytime soon — with some speculating that the market had entered a positive three-year cycle.

Sag Harbor Village Board Hears Plea For Peace And Quiet

A Sag Harbor woman called on the Village Board to take steps to inform newcomers, who have descended on the village since the coronavirus pandemic began, that their fellow residents cherish their peace and quiet.