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Sag Harbor School District Presents Options for Parking Lot Plans, Offers Traffic Safety Solutions for Pierson Drop Off

Posted on 26 March 2014

Sag Harbor’s traffic calming proponents and school district officials may not have reached a compromise on parking plans for Pierson Middle-High School, but at least they have some options.

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Sag Harbor School Board to Videotape its Meetings

Posted on 26 March 2014

After months of debate, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Tuesday approved the first reading of a policy to implement a six-month trial of videotaping its board meetings.

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McAllister Vows to Fight Ouster from Peconic Baykeeper

Posted on 26 March 2014

Following his dismissal earlier this month, Kevin McAllister this week announced he would fight his ouster as head of the Peconic Baykeeper, calling for a formal hearing into allegations of wrongdoing and threatening to file a wrongful termination suit against the non-profit entity if his terms are not met.

Fire Reported at Hayground School in Bridgehampton

Posted on 26 March 2014

Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor firefighters overhaul and check for hot spots at a fire that occurred on the exterior of a campus building at the Hayground School on Mitchell Lane at roughly 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

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Young, Female Common Dolphin Euthanized in Sag Harbor Cove

Posted on 26 March 2014

  By Kathryn G. Menu; Michael Heller photography A young, female short beaked common dolphin was euthanized Friday afternoon after two days of swimming in Sag Harbor Cove. The dolphin was starving and suffering from severe gastrointestinal issues, according to officials from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. According to Melissa Martin, press [...]

Sag Harbor School District Offers Early Retirement Incentives

Posted on 26 March 2014

Prior to Tuesday’s board meeting, Sag Harbor School District Business Administrator John O’Keefe presented a review of the entire draft of the 2014-2015 budget to the board.

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Whalers Baseball Challenged Early

Posted on 26 March 2014

One week into the spring season and the Pierson baseball team has already gone on a rollercoaster of a ride.
Preparing for a trimmed down league schedule compared to years past, the Whalers have been “fortunate” to open the season with a competitive series of non-league games against larger schools, according to head coach Jon Tortorella, who believes the early challenges will be beneficial for a team expected to make another deep run in the postseason this year.

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State Officials: Replacing Historic Materials Last Resort

Posted on 25 March 2014

“Retain, Repair, Replace” is the mantra used by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation when it comes to materials and features on historic residences and commercial structures, and in historic districts like Sag Harbor Village. After meeting with Julian Adams, the director of that office’s bureau of community preservation services, on Monday the village’s Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board will likely consider adopting a similar mantra, and may consider changing its rules to allow more leniency in specific cases where homeowners or businesses ask to use materials like aluminum clad windows or composite siding.

Southampton Hospital Class Offers a Better Birthing Experience

Posted on 25 March 2014

Kate Westra’s first birth was similar to those experienced by most American women, a frightening and painful experience. “I felt completely unprepared and out of control,” she said of the birth of her son, Aidan, now six-and-a-half, in a Seattle hospital.

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Personnel Salaries Capped in 2014-15 Sag Harbor Village Budget

Posted on 25 March 2014

The Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees unveiled a tentative budget on March 19, highlighted by $91,040 in cuts made from a previous draft of the 2014-15 spending plan, primarily through the reduction of full-time salary increases across several departments.

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