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Morpurgo House Awaits a White Knight

Posted on 05 November 2014

It sits forlorn and forgotten, obscured by overgrown shrubs and weeds, barely visible from the street.

Long declared unfit for human habitation by Sag Harbor Village, the Morpurgo house, which is tucked behind the John Jermain Memorial Library on Union Street, may be the closest thing Sag Harbor has to a haunted house.

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Police Respond to Two-Car Collision in Noyac

Posted on 05 November 2014

Southampton Town Police and both the Southampton and Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of Noyac and Deerfield roads on Wednesday afternoon.

East Hampton Airport Supporters Blast Noise Study

Posted on 05 November 2014

The analysts studying the aircraft noise problem at East Hampton Airport presented the first stage of their noise study last Thursday. They said what many airport critics have claimed in the past few years: The vast majority of helicopter pilots are not complying with voluntary noise abatement procedures, and the number of instances in which noise exceeds the recommended limits is astronomically high.

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Developers File Notice of Claim Over Dock Removal

Posted on 05 November 2014

The would-be developer of condominiums on the Sag Harbor waterfront has filed a notice of claim in New York State Supreme Court against the village for ordering the removal of a dilapidated dock at the site in August.

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Southampton Hospital Preps for Ebola–Just in Case

Posted on 05 November 2014

Up until the end of September, the Ebola virus was of little concern to most Americans. The deadly disease seemed to be confined to three countries in Western Africa—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

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Zeldin Easily Defeats Bishop in 1st District Congressional Race

Posted on 04 November 2014

With a jubilant crowd cheering and chanting, “Lee! Lee! Lee!,” State Senator Lee Zeldin claimed victory Tuesday night in the 1st Congressional District, where he handily defeated six-term Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop.

Although many projected a tight race that might take days, or even weeks to resolve, the contest was over early, with Mr. Zeldin’s lead steadily growing to 55 percent of the vote to Mr. Bishop’s 45 percent by night’s end. According to unofficial results from the Suffolk County Board of Elections, Mr. Zeldin received 89,564 votes to Mr. Bishop’s 73,860 votes.

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Voters Go to the Polls Tuesday

Posted on 04 November 2014

Although certain book tours and photo opportunities might suggest otherwise, the presidential election is still two whole years away. But this Tuesday, November 4, East Enders will have the opportunity to vote for several elected offices during the midterm elections.

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Where to Vote In and Around Sag Harbor

Posted on 04 November 2014

There are several different polling places for residents in the Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Area, all of which will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4.

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya to Read Wednesday at Writers Speak at Stony Brook-Southampton

Posted on 03 November 2014

The March 19th bombing of Baghdad was a night of “shock and awe” that illuminated TV screens across America in 2003, but novelist Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya hopes to educate those at his reading at Stony Brook-Southampton next Wednesday how it truly feels to be the citizen of a city under siege. Mr. Roy-Bhattacharya, whose novel “The Watch” was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Ten Best Contemporary War Novels” last year, first began writing fiction after witnessing the Velvet Revolutions and took time to speak with The Express for this week in a Q & A:

East Hampton Police To Step Up Monitoring of Sexual Offenders During Halloween

Posted on 31 October 2014

East Hampton Town Police said on Friday that they had prioritized the monitoring of sexual offenders living in town, beginning Thursday night and continuing through Halloween.