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Sag Harbor Mayor Criticized for Lack of Capital Spending Plan

Posted on 09 April 2014

Former Sag Harbor Mayor Pierce Hance was ready with the questions when the village board held a public hearing on April 2 on Mayor Brian Gilbride’s proposed $8.5 million budget.

Mr. Hance, who is a financial analyst, said the mayor’s failure to have a capital plan in place would have dire consequences as the village is required down the road to undertake dock and bulkhead repairs, drainage projects and even replace fire trucks.

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Thousands Bring Light to Cloudy Day at Katy’s Courage 5K

Posted on 09 April 2014

Nina Landi, the race director for Saturday’s fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5K race, had tears in her eyes as hundreds of Sag Harbor residents, East Enders and others took off running along the waterfront in memory of one beloved little local, Katy Stewart, who in 2010 succumbed to a rare pediatric cancer when she was 12 years old.

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The State of Our Bays in 2014

Posted on 09 April 2014

Water quality is an issue that has long been on the radar screens of environmentalists and scientists on the East End. But in recent years, even average citizens couldn’t fail to notice the degradation of local waterways through an increasing number of algal bloom events.

Sag Harbor Express Named Newspaper of the Year

Posted on 09 April 2014

The Sag Harbor Express was named Newspaper of the Year at the New York Press Association convention last weekend in Saratoga Springs. The Express earned the most contest points in the state for a single flag newspaper, based on editorial and advertising awards given out during NYPA’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. The paper  scored 415 [...]

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Sag Harbor School District’s Proposed Budget Won’t Pierce Tax Cap

Posted on 09 April 2014

Unlike budgets proposed in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, the Sag Harbor School District’s proposed 2014-15 budget does not pierce the state-mandated tax cap.
In a second presentation of the full budget on Monday, administrators proposed spending of $36.87 million, an increase of $1.36 million or 3.83 percent over the 2013-14 budget.

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East Hampton Plans Airport Noise Study

Posted on 08 April 2014

East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez announced on Tuesday that the town would undertake a noise study this summer with an eye toward developing use restrictions at East Hampton Airport.

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Third Arrest Made in Summer Burglary Case in Sag Harbor

Posted on 08 April 2014

A 16-year-old became the third youth arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police in connection with a string of burglaries last summer.

Architecture Explained in 5 Minutes at Parrish

Posted on 08 April 2014

Imagine going through a speed dating session with a dozen architects. That’s a little what it will be like when the Parrish Art Museum presents “Five Minutes Max,” the third installment in its Architectural Sessions series, at noon on Saturday.

The event will be moderated by Maziar Behrooz AIA, an architect with offices in East Hampton and New York.

And as the name implies, each of the 12 architects taking part will be given just five minutes to succinctly discuss a topic or theme that is specific to projects they have designed on the East End.

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Parrish Art Museum to Install Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture on Montauk Highway

Posted on 07 April 2014

Beginning Friday, April 18, drivers on Montauk Highway will have some culture added to their commute, as Roy Lichtenstein’s towering sculpture, “Tokyo Brushstroke I & II,” will grace the entrance of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

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Last Party for Merry Maker Vivian Walsh

Posted on 02 April 2014

After 40 years of bringing island music to East End audiences, Vivian Walsh, the frontman and founder of Vivian and The Merry Makers Steel Drum Band, died last Thursday morning at Southampton Hospital. The 76 year-old Sag Harbor resident had been battling pancreatic cancer.

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