Emiley Nill, a senior at Pierson High School, competed in her first-ever International Sport Karate Association kickboxing match on Friday at the Radisson Hotel in Hauppague and Sag Harbor Express photographer Michael Heller was there to tell the story through pictures. “It was tiring, more tiring than I thought it was going to be,” Nill said later. “There was a lot to remember in that six minutes. It was very overwhelming at first, but I’m excited now for the next one. It’s a big relief — it was a long time coming.”
The National Park Service on July 10 officially added the SANS neighborhood of Sag Harbor — the three historically African-American adjacent communities on the east side of the village called Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah — to the National Register of Historic Places, completing a process that community volunteers, led by Renee Simons, launched in 2016.