Friends and family packed Village Hall Tuesday when the Sag Harbor Village Board promoted Village Police veteran Robert F. Drake from sergeant to lieutenant, the department’s first in more than a decade. “No one deserves it more than he does,” Chief Austin J. McGuire said at the ceremony. Mayor Sandra Schroeder said everywhere she goes in the village “we have numbers of compliments about you, sir.” Trustee Ken O’Donnell called Lt. Drake “a shining example of the renaissance between the village and the police force” since Mayor Schroeder’s election as a trustee six years ago then mayor in 2015. There was no police contract and talk of disbanding the force at the time, he noted, adding that the village now has a police contract and an early retirement policy “that makes us younger and less expensive,” he said, and he cited the hiring of Police Chief Austin J. McGuire in 2015 as another example of the Village Board’s achievements.
Members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee complained to Southampton Town’s new planning and development administrator on Monday that the town’s land-use regulators have been ignoring the recommendations of the town’s 2004 Bridgehampton Hamlet Study and that a recently enlarged house on Woodland Drive and a development of 7,000-square-foot McMansions on half-acre lots off Lumber Lane are the latest examples of wayward development in the hamlet.
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With hopes for a “soft opening” as soon as March 29 and a grand opening perhaps in mid-April, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center unveiled plans this week to add a new element to the array of features it will be offering in its new three-screen Main Street complex: a part-time bar and concession area in what Cinema attorney Christopher Kelley called a “flex space” on the third floor of the new structure.