The 17th annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge was held at Main Beach in near perfect weather conditions, though there were some choppy waves to contend with on Tuesday, January 1. The event, which is organized by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue squad and the East Hampton Hurricanes swim team, is held on January 1 every year and benefits local food pantries. Express photographer Michael Heller was on the beach…and in the water.
Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town Councilman from Sag Harbor running for New York State Senate, retracted a statement critical of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle shortly after it was released following the announcement of Mr. LaValle’s retirement late last week.
The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.
The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State.