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Study Says: Restrictions Won’t Hurt Nearby Airports, Chopper Traffic Will Go Down

Posted on 15 April 2015

After two public hearings, hours of public comment and years of complaints, the East Hampton Town Board is scheduled to vote on three proposed airport restrictions on Thursday, April 16, which analysts estimate would affect 23 percent of all flights, yet address the bulk of the airport’s growing noise-complaint problem.

League of Women Voters Forum Explores School Mergers

Posted on 15 April 2015

There was a large turnout for an informational forum on school mergers at the Rogers Memorial Library on Monday evening, at which elected officials discussed the benefits, process and difficulties of school mergers.

East End Towns and Villages Prepare for Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 15 April 2015

This Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, residents of Southampton Town will join the millions of people around the world pledging to protect the planet, when the beginning of a regional ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect.

Chilly Reception for Water Testing

Posted on 15 April 2015

At the tail end of a nearly 3-hour meeting of the Sag Harbor Harbor Committee on Monday, April 13, Kevin McAllister, the director of the environmental organization, Defend H2O, sought permission to conduct water testing near a runoff filtration system next to Havens Beach.

Environmentalists Advocate Growing Greener Green Lawns

Posted on 15 April 2015

The East End can evoke images of stately homes with rolling lawns, immaculately trimmed and perpetually green. Environmentalists, however, have linked the pesticides and fertilizers used to achieve lawn perfection to polluted ground- and surface-water, and are now looking for ways to reverse the damage.

Skirmish Over Building Plans

Posted on 15 April 2015

Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review sparred on Thursday, April 9, with John McLaughlin, the owner of a one-story house at 43 Suffolk Street who wants to tear it down and replace it with a two-story house.

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Sag Harbor Village Board Approves Sailing Club’s Lease Extension

Posted on 14 April 2015

Confronted by an at times boisterous audience that demanded an immediate vote, the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday agreed to approve a 10-year extension to the Breakwater Yacht Club’s lease, while club leaders, in turn, promised a new era of better communication with the village board.

Sailing Club’s Lease on Sag Harbor Village Board Agenda

Posted on 14 April 2015

Members of the Breakwater Yacht Club are mobilizing to oppose a proposal—on the agenda for tonight’s Sag Harbor Village Board meeting—to allow the Mayor Brian Gilbride to reject the sailing club’s effort to extend its lease for another 10 years.

An email campaign and posts on social media sites such as Facebook have encouraged a large turnout in support of the club. The board meets at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building on Main Street.

Violinist Tim Fain Redefines Classical Music in the Modern Age

Posted on 13 April 2015

If you’re one of those people who think classical music is for an older generation and performed primarily by overdressed musicians in stuffy concert halls, you obviously haven’t heard Tim Fain. Or maybe you have — you just don’t realize it.

“Five Presidents” & “The Darrell Hammond Project” Added to Bay Street Mainstage Season

Posted on 12 April 2015

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater announced Sunday it has added two new productions to its 2015 Mainstage Season—both East Coast premieres. “Five Presidents,” a new play by Emmy Award winning writer Rick Cleveland (“Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” and “House of Cards”) will be directed by Mark Clements and will run June 23 through [...]

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