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Planning Board Begins Review of New Harbor Heights Plan

Posted on 03 September 2014

Several members of Save Sag Harbor urged the Sag Harbor Planning Board on Tuesday to tread lightly as it reviews a new application to redevelop the Harbor Heights service station.

Speaking for the organization, Hilary Loomis told the board that when the village Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance for the project last February, allowing a portion of the existing building to be converted into a convenience store, it stipulated that the “existing foundation and walls remain.” Now, the property’s owner, Petroleum Ventures, is calling for a new structure with new walls and roof, she said.

She urged the board to refer the matter back to the ZBA because, she said, replacing the building would remove any pre-existing, nonconforming rights that go with the property, which is a commercial use in a residential zone.

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YA Author Comes to Hampton Library to Share Malala’s Story

Posted on 01 September 2014

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai first began to receive books written by young adult author Patricia McCormick while the Pakistani teenager was recovering after she’d been shot in the head in October 2012 by a member of the Taliban, who boarded her school bus and tried to assassinate her for championing girls’ rights to education.

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Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Diminish the Genius of Marian or Her Daughter

Posted on 01 September 2014

The Genius of Marian fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. For now, I recommend that everyone watches Banker White’s intimate tribute to his mother (and grandmother) next Monday, September 8, when it plays on PBS’s POV documentary series.

Concerns Raised over Sag Harbor Teardowns

Posted on 28 August 2014

Teresa Romanelli stood before the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Monday, trying to explain that the house she owned at 51 Palmer Terrace had had been demolished because of a miscommunication between her architect and contractor.

“We’re kind of seeing a rash of this happening in the village,” said Cee Scott Brown, the board’s chairman. “People come in to discuss a renovation and lo and behold, a month or two later we drive by and it’s been demolished.”

Airport Manager to Retire

Posted on 27 August 2014

Jim Brundige, the East Hampton Airport Manager, announced this week that he would retire next month.

Southampton Highway Superintendent Abandons Sagaponack Bridge Project

Posted on 27 August 2014

A nine-month-long stalemate between Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor and the Sagaponack Village Board over the planned reconstruction of the Bridge Lane bridge came to an end last week when Mr. Gregor abruptly announced that he would abandon the plan and ask the Southampton Town Board to turn the bridge over to the village.

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Most Recent Project in Bridgehampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

After months of anticipation, sweat and hard work, a Bridgehampton family finally has a real place to call home, thanks in no small part to Habitat for Humanity of Peconic.

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Another Good Month for CPF

Posted on 27 August 2014

Another month, another windfall for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund. According to figures released by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., the CPF collected a total of $9.94 million during the month of July in the five East End towns. Last year for the same period, CPF revenues were $8.8 million.

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CCOM Reports Water Tests

Posted on 27 August 2014

Now in its second year, the Concerned Citizens of Montauk in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation’s nationwide Blue Water Task Force water quality testing program has been sampling Montauk and Amagansett water bodies for the bacteria enterococcus.

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A Three-Pronged Artistic Celebration of Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 August 2014

A trio of local artists will present their visions of Sag Harbor for an upcoming exhibition, “Three Views of Sag Harbor,” that will premiere with a reception on Saturday, August 30, at Canio’s Books.

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