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Call for Sag Harbor Moratorium as Neighbors Cry Foul over Reconstruction of Main Street House

Posted on 06 May 2015

The top-to-bottom reconstruction and expansion of a modest house at 295 Main Street in Sag Harbor has become ground zero in a growing debate over the pace of development in the village, eliciting calls for a moratorium on most major construction until the village can get a better handle on things.

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Brown To Step Down as Sag Harbor ARB Chairman

Posted on 06 May 2015

Cee Scott Brown, the long-time chairman of the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, confirmed this week that he would step down when his term expires on July 20.

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Suffolk County Democrats Look to Bridget Fleming for County Legislature

Posted on 06 May 2015

Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming has a big decision to make in the next two weeks: to run for another term on the town board and continue her work at a local level, or to throw her hat into the ring and run for county legislature. Ms. Fleming said met with Rich Schaffer, chairman of [...]

Activity at Noyac Sand Mine Worries Some

Posted on 06 May 2015

Just one month after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied a Noyac sand mine a permit to expand and cited it for several environmental issues, new activity at the site has neighbors concerned.

Sag Harbor School District Efficiency Plan Highlights Savings

Posted on 06 May 2015

Sag Harbor School Business Administrator Jennifer Buscemi has been working with a number of Suffolk County school districts in an effort to present New York State with an efficiency plan that if successful could end with taxpayers receiving a tax rebate check in their mailboxes.

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East Hampton Airport Manager Alters Helicopter Route to Avoid Sag Harbor

Posted on 06 May 2015

Airport Manager Jemille Charlton, his assistant, Peter Boody, and Jeff Smith of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council worked together this winter to look at the existing voluntary helicopter arrival and departure routes and try to find ways to improve them in time for this season.

FAA Might Support Temporary Restraining Order Against East Hampton Airport

Posted on 06 May 2015

As expected, East Hampton Town’s adoption of new regulations aimed at curbing noise complaints at East Hampton Airport has been met with a lawsuit from members of the aviation industry, but this week advocates for quiet skies said they were taken by surprise when they heard the Federal Aviation Administration planned to support their opponents’ bid for a temporary restraining order.

Art With Animal Attraction

Posted on 05 May 2015

Maybe it’s an inherent part of our human nature, but it seems very few people can resist images of very cute animals — or any animal for that reason. And this Saturday, art goers and animal lovers alike will have the opportunity to get an eyeful when the Richard J. Demato Art Gallery in Sag Harbor opens “A Magical Menagerie,” an exhibit of 30-plus paintings and mixed media works all depicting animals.

A New Book on East End Wine Goes “Behind The Bottle”

Posted on 05 May 2015

As the deputy editor of Edible East End and digital editor of Edible Long Island, Quogue resident Eileen Duffy has gotten to know a great deal about local food since she began writing about it back in 2003. But if you ask her, she’ll tell you that wine is her real passion. Which is why it’s probably no accident that Ms. Duffy’s new book is all about wine — East End wine, in particular.

Fire Destroys Storage Barn on Little Noyac Path

Posted on 03 May 2015

Fire destroyed a former horse barn at 546 Little Noyac Path in Noyac early Sunday morning.

According to Jeff White, the first assistant chief of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, the alarm came in just before 5 a.m. Firefighters found the building ablaze and worked about six hours to fully extinguish the fire. The barn which had been used for storage and housed a jeep, a quad and other possessions, was a total loss, he said.