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.
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.”
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.