Archive | February, 2013

Special ZBA Harbor Heights Work Session Slated for Thursday, February 28 at 2 p.m.

Posted on 28 February 2013

Today, Thursday, February 28 at 2 p.m. the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will meet for a special work session to discuss the proposed expansion of the Harbor Heights Service Station on Hampton Road in Sag Harbor. While the meeting is open to the public, only members of the ZBA will be [...]

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Pierson Middle-High School Welcomes Mix of Cultures

Posted on 28 February 2013

From bagpipes and Balinese rice cakes to Taiko drumming and Dutch tulips, it’ll be a small world after all for Sag Harbor this Friday, when the annual Multicultural Night returns to the Sag Harbor School District.
This year, 28 different countries will be represented at the festival, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pierson Middle-High School gym and auditorium. In addition to a smorgasbord of ethnic eats, this year’s festival will feature music, dancing, games and other activities from around the globe.

The Truth About GMOs Explored at Fair Foods Forum

Posted on 28 February 2013

When it comes to genetically modified food, “Americans are still dining in the dark.”
At least, that’s according to Kathleen Furey of GMO Free New York, who gave a presentation of the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday.

T.J. Maxx in Bridgehampton Eyes Expansion

Posted on 27 February 2013

Owners of T.J. Maxx in the Bridgehampton Commons hope to add a 17,000 square foot expansion to its existing 33,000 square foot building and will need two variances from the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals in addition to approval by the town’s planning board to move forward with their plans.

According to Richard Warren of Inter-Science Research Associates, which is serving as the environmental planning consultant for Kimco Realty – the company that owns the 30-acre Bridgehampton Commons – the addition will be used to expand its furniture and housewares selections at the discount retail outlet.

Safety Concerns Over Bridgehampton Crosswalk

Posted on 27 February 2013

On a rainy evening a few weeks ago, while using the crosswalk closest to the Hampton Library, director Kelly Harris and a colleague found themselves trapped halfway across Main Street, Bridgehampton. Clutching a dark umbrella, it appeared to Harris that traffic was either unable to see them, or unwilling to slow down.
The moment underscores an ongoing concern Harris has had with the crosswalk most commonly used by patrons of the Hampton Library – its safety, particularly as it currently has no signage or lighting to alert drivers coming out of arguably Bridgehampton’s most congested intersection that there is, in fact, a crosswalk there.

Outdoor “Rooms” Proposed in Redesigned 21 West Water Street Condominiums

Posted on 27 February 2013

A revived condominium development at 21 West Water Street was back before the Sag Harbor Village Planning Board Tuesday night, and although the board appeared to look favorably on changes to the original project – including outdoor rooms – developers will need to ensure it does not exceed lot coverage restrictions. The planning board approved [...]

Farmers Get an Economic Boost through Grapes & Greens Initiative

Posted on 27 February 2013

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the agricultural community gathered together to discuss the opening of a new facility in Calverton that could change the way farms and vineyards on the East End do their business. With 30,000 square feet of storage and processing space, Grapes and Greens was designed to help growers of all stripes make the most of their products.

The Long Island Farm Bureau teamed up with other organizations like The Peconic Land Trust, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and J. Kings Food Service Professionals, the largest independent food distributor on Long Island. Together, they’ve come up with Grapes and Greens, a way to keep produce fresh and wine temperature controlled and a way to network and connect the many small operations that exist on Long Island.

Airport Reclassification, Noise Issues Raised at East Hampton Town Board

Posted on 27 February 2013

A handful of residents approached the East Hampton Town Board during its Thursday, February 21 meeting, concerned about whether or not residents of Noyac would find relief from helicopter traffic this summer season, and the potential reclassification of the East Hampton Airport into a “regional airport” by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). During the public [...]

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Reconstruction, Additions & Flower Pots Approved at Sag Harbor ARB

Posted on 27 February 2013

The Sag Harbor Village Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (ARB) approved four applications during its second monthly meeting, on Monday, February 25. Brad and Andressa Penuel were approved for the reconstruction and an addition on their Harrison Street home, which will have a new Craftsman design with elements borrowed from classic 1920s and 1930s. [...]

In Levine’s Memory: Slow Food, Education & Organic Farming Celebrated

Posted on 27 February 2013

An upcoming celebration of locally cultivated food, sustainable farming and micro-agriculture will mingle next month with the memory of a North Haven man who held a passion for all these things.
The American Hotel, in partnership with the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation, will host a dinner and pre-dinner cocktail party Sunday, March 24 to raise funds in part for the Edible School Garden Group and the three “master” gardeners chosen to help local school districts cultivate and expand their school gardens.
The foundation is guided by Myron and Susan Levine, of Sag Harbor, who lost their son Josh in 2010 when he was fatally injured in an accident while working at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett.

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