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Calling All Rag-a-Muffins! Halloween Parades This Saturday in Sag Harbor & Southampton

Posted on 21 October 2014

One of the centerpieces of pre-Halloween festivities in Sag Harbor is the Rag a Muffin Parade, organized by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, which will take place on Sunday, October 26 at 1 p.m. beginning at Nassau Street next to the Sag Harbor Laundromat on Main Street and ending at The Custom House. For [...]

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Haunted Tours on the East End

Posted on 20 October 2014

With Halloween just around the corner, this week there a number of events designed to send chills up your spin, while also giving insight into South Fork history. On Saturday, October 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., join Sag Harbor Express writer and ghost story collector Annette Hinkle and her partner in crime, Tony Garro, [...]

Stella Maris Regional School Property on the Block for $3.5 Million

Posted on 15 October 2014

In 2011, after 134 years, the Stella Maris Regional School, the oldest Catholic school on Long Island, closed at the end of the school year. Now the building is for sale with a listed price of $3.5 million.

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Great Grapes! East End Vineyards Have Another Banner Year

Posted on 15 October 2014

East End oenophiles were elated last year when the 2013 Long Island grape harvest was lauded as the best ever vintage. According to local winemakers, celebrations are in order again, as 2014 is proving to be another banner year for South Fork vineyards.

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Village Removes Gardner’s Memorial Tree

Posted on 15 October 2014

On Thursday morning a memorial tree originally planted by Sag Harbor Express editor and publisher Victoria Gardner in front of the newspaper office was removed by the Sag Harbor Village Department of Public Works. Sag Harbor Express publisher emeritus Bryan Boyhan, who owns the building at 35 Main Street, said he was not informed of the tree’s removal by the village, but instead was contacted by an employee who noticed the empty plot of dirt marked by an orange pylon that morning.

New Name, Same Organization

Posted on 15 October 2014

Admit it, just like us, you couldn’t tell Serve Sag Harbor apart from Save Sag Harbor. Well, the group, which has become a fundraising vehicle for the kinds of civic projects Save Sag Harbor has typically encouraged, announced this week that it was changing its name to the more user friendly Sag Harbor Partnership.

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Surfrider Targets Army Corps’ Montauk Project

Posted on 15 October 2014

Members of the Eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation staged a protest of the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to construct an artificial dune on the publicly owned beach in downtown Montauk on Thursday, October 9.

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Wanted: Portrait of a Lady

Posted on 15 October 2014

For the most part, ads in local newspapers offer business services, sales or other specials. But at the end of August, an ad appeared in the pages of The Sag Harbor Express that was looking for something a little more obscure.

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Posted on 15 October 2014

This weekend, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a “Homecoming” service on Sunday at its meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

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Preserving the Past for the Future

Posted on 09 October 2014

Community volunteers learned about restoring historic burying sites this weekend at the area’s oldest graveyard – the Old Southampton Cemetery – during workshops led by preservation expert Joel Snodgrass.
Funded by the historic division of the Southampton Town Clerk’s Office, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer said the weekend was invaluable to ensuring her records are as comprehensive as they can be.
“That’s exactly what these stones are,” Ms. Schermeyer said at Friday’s workshop. “They’re records, so it’s great that people are doing their part to help see that things like this are being preserved.”

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