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ARB Okays Hand House Restoration

Posted on 17 December 2014

A plan to renovate the historic Captain David Hand House on Church Street in Sag Harbor was given the green light by the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Thursday, December 11.

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A New Walk-In Medical Center for Sag Harbor

Posted on 17 December 2014

Sag Harborites preparing for cold winter weather to hit can take some comfort in knowing that a new walk-in medical center is slated to open up in the village by the middle of next month.

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Sag Harbor School Board Votes to Stop Broadcasting Public Input

Posted on 17 December 2014

In an effort to avoid rebroadcasting public statements that could lead to liability issues for the school district down the road, the Sag Harbor Board of Education in a 4-3 vote on Monday agreed to continue videotaping its meetings, but to omit the public input sessions from the broadcast.

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Sag Harbor School District Paints Sobering Picture of Financial Future

Posted on 17 December 2014

With salary and benefit costs taking up nearly 82 percent of the school district’s 2013-14 budget and the unlikelihood of the New York State-mandated 2-percent tax cap being discontinued, the Sag Harbor School District is crafting a long-term fiscal plan in hopes of keeping its faculty and programs intact down the road.

Celebrating the Swedish Christmas Table

Posted on 15 December 2014

As the winter solstice approaches, Scandinavia is plunged into darkness and folks there know they won’t see the sun again in any serious way for months to come. So when the longest nights of the year set in, lighting up the indoors becomes crucial. Food, of course, is key to celebrating any holiday in style and in Sweden the bountiful Christmas table, a Yuletide smorgasbord — or Julbord — laden with an array of delicacies is traditional for making spirits bright.

Bridgehampton Man Charged After Knocking Down Utility Pole

Posted on 15 December 2014

Rafael M. Horcasitas, 53, of Bridgehampton was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and several traffic offenses, after he lost control of his pickup truck and struck a utility pole on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike near the Bay Burger restaurant Sunday evening around 6:30 p.m.

Southampton Town Police said Mr. Horcasitas fled on foot and was located and arrested at his home on the Turnpike about four hours later.

Mixed Nuts: What Happens When the Nutcracker Meets The Grinch?

Posted on 15 December 2014

At this time of year, here are any number of annual traditions that are near and dear to people’s hearts, including Tchaikovsky’s enduring ballet, “The Nutcracker.” From professional big city productions to small town dance companies featuring the tiniest dancing toddlers, December tis the season for Sugar Plum Fairies, Mice Kings and Snow Queens. But each year at Studio 3 in Bridgehampton, the Nutcracker is presented with a twist — a classic mash up, if you will.

Bridgehampton Vigil Calls Attention to Minority Deaths at Hands of Police

Posted on 13 December 2014

More than 40 people converged on the Bridgehampton War Monument on Montauk Highway Friday afternoon for a silent vigil to protest the killings of African Americans and other minorities by American police—and the failure of grand juries to indict the officers involved in the killings.

Holding signs reading “Black Lives Matter,” “Hands Up for Justice,” or bearing the names of victims, the group braved chilly temperatures for nearly two hours as the occasional passing motorist honked a horn in support.

East Hampton Wins $250,000 Grant for Coastal Planning

Posted on 12 December 2014

The Town of East Hampton was awarded a $250,000 grant by the State on Tuesday to develop a Coastal Assessment and Resiliency Plan (CARP).

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With No Clear Option for Later Start Times, School District Asks Community for Help

Posted on 12 December 2014

After hosting seven workshops in less than two months, the Sag Harbor School District has made headway on researching ways to move school start times later, but remains far from ready to implement a change.

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