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Jury Rules Against Rennert

Posted on 03 March 2015

Ira Rennert, the owner of Fair Field, the colossal mansion on Daniels Lane in Sagaponack, did not play fair, a federal jury in New York ruled last week.

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Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton School Districts To Shut Down at 5 p.m. Tuesday

Posted on 03 March 2015

Yet another winter weather event is on its way to the East End and has prompted the Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor School Districts to cancel all after school activities starting at 5 p.m. this evening.

Man Airlifted from Havens Beach

Posted on 27 February 2015

A man working construction in North Haven was medevaced to Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday morning after sustaining injuries from a long fall.

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Sag Harbor’s Ideal Stationery to Close Up Shop

Posted on 25 February 2015

Gary and Terry Sanders, the husband and wife team who have owned and operated the Ideal Stationery on Main Street in Sag Harbor for more than two decades, have decided to close up shop and retire just two weeks shy of the 24th anniversary of the day they opened.

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Bridgehampton CAC Discuss Deer and Development

Posted on 25 February 2015

After last month’s meeting was postponed and then ultimately cancelled, the February meeting of Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday night covered a variety of topics, from Southampton Town’s deer policy to cellphone towers and names for the proposed Bridgehampton Gateway Project.

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Goats Perish In Barn Blaze

Posted on 25 February 2015

Just after midnight on Friday morning, a barn in upstate Red Hook caught fire, killing all 100 of Larry and Ann Cihanek’s green goats, including Big Mama, Chocolate, Mocha and the other animals which spent their summer helping to control invasive weeds at Vineyard Field behind the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.

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Sag Harbor Students Invited to Speak Out

Posted on 25 February 2015

In an effort to zero in on what kids really want, Sag Harbor will give students in eighth through 12th grades the opportunity to speak their minds, make requests and ask questions to a panel of local figures and officials.

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Cold Winter Takes its Toll on East End Wildlife

Posted on 25 February 2015

Watching swans can be a serene, almost ethereal, experience. Tuesday morning, however, a group of wildlife rescue volunteers spent several hours wracking their brains to figure out how to save an immobile swan in Sag Harbor Cove, before eventually allowing nature to take its course.

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Art Donovan

Posted on 25 February 2015

Art Donovan is a lighting designer, curator and the author of a book about Steampunk. He spoke about the movement and how he learned to see beauty in electrical wires.

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Local Historian Honors Sag Harbor’s Fallen Heroes from the War of 1812

Posted on 25 February 2015

As strong winds whipped around on Monday morning, a group of seven people gathered at the location of an early 19th century fort to honor two men who lost their lives there exactly 200 years before.