Archive | April, 2013

Petition Calls for Civility on Sag Harbor School Board; Board Will Attend Retreat

Posted on 24 April 2013

Over six weeks since the resignation of former school board member Gregg Schiavoni sparked debate, Sag Harbor Board of Education (BOE) members appear to be moving forward.

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Sag Harbor Planning Board Eyes Future of Church Street

Posted on 24 April 2013

With the construction of luxury condominiums in the former Bulova Watchhcase Factory slated to be completed next year, including a row of townhouses on Church and Sage streets, Sag Harbor Planning Board Chairman Neil Slevin said this week he believes the village should consider what future development will be proposed for some Main Street and [...]

Tracy Mitchell

Posted on 24 April 2013

Bay Street Theatre’s executive director talks about the theater’s Second Annual Honors Benefit this Saturday at East Hampton Point. This year’s event honors David Bray, Ana R. Daniel, Michael Grim and James Osburn.

Save Sag Harbor Plans Public Forum on Harbor Heights Expansion

Posted on 24 April 2013

Save Sag Harbor has announced it will host a community gathering next week to discuss why the group believes the proposed expansion of the Harbor Heights Service Station and new convenience store on Hampton Street will negatively impact the historic church and the gateway to Sag Harbor Village. The community meeting will be held on [...]

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Southampton Town Trustees Explores the Balance of Beach Protection & Public Access

Posted on 24 April 2013

A home sold in the 1960s due to the owner’s belief in its inevitable demise at the hands of Mother Nature is still standing today — but the expansive beaches that once surrounded it have disappeared entirely.
The Southampton home, which belonged to the family of lifetime resident and Southampton Town Trustee Fred Havemeyer, now juts out to the sea on a shaky promontory. Barricades built by neighbors to protect their own homes have preserved the structure, while the beaches that once made it a desirable home have been destroyed.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy last October, year round residents and local officials are questioning the legality — as well as the ethics — of sacrificing public beaches in order to preserve private properties. At the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting Monday night, Havemeyer addressed attendants on the duty of the Southampton Town Trustees to protect the community beaches. He stressed the importance of beach preservation for both recreational and economic reasons, as well as the ongoing threat to public beaches posed by bulkheads or man-made barricades.

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Sag Harbor Schools Look at Expanding Foreign Language Curriculum

Posted on 24 April 2013

The Sag Harbor Board of Education kicked off its new series of curriculum workshops on Monday night, giving community members the opportunity to hear teachers and administrators speak on the past, present and future of education in the district.
Modeled after the public budget workshops that have been held for the past couple of years, the “educational operations advisory committee” workshops seek to engage parents and others in the process of curriculum building.
While there are upcoming workshops on the math and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program scheduled for later this spring, Monday’s workshop was devoted to exploring foreign language instruction.

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LIPA Awards Sag Harbor School District $101,355 in Rebates

Posted on 23 April 2013

To celebrate Earth Week, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) presented the Sag Harbor School District with an energy efficiency rebate of $101,355 for lighting upgrades last Friday. Sag Harbor is the latest Long Island school to go green and save money by participating in LIPA’s commercial efficiency and renewable programs.

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Sag Harbor Village Trustees Unanimously Adopt $8.78 Million Budget That Lays Off an Officer

Posted on 23 April 2013

Early last Thursday morning, the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees adopted an $8.78 million budget for 2013-2014 which includes a $519,000 budget for the village’s sewer fund. But among the items reduced for 2013-2014 is the village police department’s budget — which will now be forced to cut one officer, leaving the department with 10 officers and its chief.

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Sag Harbor PTSA Sponsors Forum on Cybersafety

Posted on 23 April 2013

It’s been nearly 20 years since the brutal murder of Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old from New Jersey, raised awareness about child sexual abuse and sparked national legislation to try and prevent such tragedies.
But in 2013, young people are still being targeted by sex offenders and no where is this more apparent than online.

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Sag Harbor School Board Adopts $35.5 Million Budget

Posted on 23 April 2013

Following months of workshops and planning, on Monday the Sag Harbor Board of Education (BOE) voted to adopt a $35,508,622 budget for the 2013-2014 school year.
Business administrator John O’Keefe described the budget as “fiscally prudent” and one that maintains the same quality of programs, small class sizes and other desirable features of the district. Unlike some neighboring districts, which have been forced to make drastic cuts to stay within the state-mandated two percent property tax levy cap or even ask voters to “pierce the tax cap,” Sag Harbor has kept its programs and staff intact.

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