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Petition Calls on Sag Harbor Village to Stem the Tide of Development

Posted on 11 March 2015

By Stephen J. Kotz A petition drive launched by the civic organization, Save Sag Harbor, which decries over-development in the village and demands local government take steps to control it and protect the village’s historic character, has already been signed by more than 750 people, according to organizers. And they say they are heartened by [...]

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Security Fence Installed at Former Morpurgo Property

Posted on 11 March 2015

People driving down Union Street in Sag Harbor this week may have noticed a new addition to the crumbling Morpurgo House: a chain link fence with a padlock on the gate.

New John Jermain Memorial Library Building Will Dedicate Spaces to Two of its First Advocates

Posted on 11 March 2015

The Sag Harbor community has come together to underwrite the dedication of two spaces at the renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library for two women who were instrumental in the planning stages of the new facility, which is expected to be finished by October.

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Stepping Around Snow, the Bridgehampton School Prepares its Gardens for Spring

Posted on 11 March 2015

Despite the snow piles, the potholes, and the threat of more 30-degree weather on the horizon, spring is on its way—at least at the Bridgehampton School.

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Sorry Kids, Sag Harbor Spring Break Affected by Snow Days Again this Year

Posted on 11 March 2015

After Sag Harbor students enjoyed their fourth snow day off this school year on Thursday, March 5, Sag Harbor School District Superintendent Katy Graves announced they would have to make up for the loss of one day of instructional time. As a result, students will lose the last week day of their scheduled spring break and will be required to attend school on Friday, April 10.

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Sag Harbor School District Facilities Director Terminated

Posted on 10 March 2015

In a rare mid-school year firing, the Sag Harbor Board of Education terminated its director of facilities on February 23. Montgomery “Monty” Granger was let go after five years of working for the school district.

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DEC Offers New Mute Swan Management Plan

Posted on 10 March 2015

  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation this week released a revised management plan for the state’s population of mute swans. When the DEC proposed a year ago to eradicate the birds from New York by, among other methods, destroying eggs in nests, there was a public outcry against it. The new plan [...]

Southampton Town Embarks on Outreach Campaign in Preparation for Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 10 March 2015

In preparation for the townwide implementation of a ban on single-use plastic bags by Earth Day, April 22, Southampton Town’s Sustainability Committee has embarked on an outreach campaign to alert local businesses about opportunities to participate in its “We Bag to Differ” public awareness program focused on reminding shoppers to bring their own bags. “Our [...]

Montauk Manor Website Hacked

Posted on 10 March 2015

A group purporting to represent the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, hacked the website of the Montauk Manor Hotel this weekend. Instead of the usual images of the iconic resort building high on a hill overlooking Montauk, visitors to the website were greeted by a black background with what appears to be Arabic [...]

White Knights Respond to Two-Car MVA in East Hampton

Posted on 05 March 2015

At 6:11 a.m. on March 5, members of the East Hampton Fire Department’s “White Knights” heavy rescue squad were called to Montauk Highway at Georgica Road to extricate victims of a two-car accident that occurred in the early hours of a snowstorm that day.