Recent Stories: Sag Harbor

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 16, 2015
After receiving much support from village residents, the Sag Harbor Village Board unanimously passed a temporary moratorium on construction of most new single-family houses and major improvements on existing ones.

After receiving much support from village residents, the Sag Harbor Village Board unanimously passed a temporary moratorium on construction of most new single-family houses and major improvements on existing ones.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 9, 2015
When the Sag Harbor Village Board reconvenes next week the board will hold a hearing on a proposal that would halt some development.

When the Sag Harbor Village Board reconvenes next week — its first formal meeting under new leadership — the board will hold a hearing on a proposal that would halt some development.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 2, 2015
Looking back on his 21 years on the Sag Harbor Village Board, first as a trustee and finally as mayor, Brian Gilbride said he has no regrets.

Looking back on his 21 years on the Sag Harbor Village Board, first as a trustee and finally as mayor, Brian Gilbride said he has no regrets. “I’m pretty firm in my convictions,” Mr. Gilbride said Tuesday. “Could I have done things a little better? I’m sure the answer is yes, but would I have done things any differently?

July 1, 2015

Toast the Grateful Dead to mark their 50th year with glasses imprinted with their posters. $34.99. Kites of the Harbor, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

July 1, 2015

Nautical and historical too, these pillows are perfect for the porch or the poop deck. 18x18, $58. Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

July 1, 2015

Amusing coasters sport caricatures of works by famous artists, who probably had a drink from time to time. $20 the set. Inhome, 132 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

Photo by Durell Godfrey

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 23, 2015
Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride’s last budget before he leaves the village board in two months would increase spending by under 1 percent.

Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride’s last budget before he leaves the village board in two months would increase spending by under 1 percent. The tax rate would go up ever so slightly, to about $2.74 per $1,000 of assessed value. For example, a house valued at $795,000 would pay about $2,180 in taxes.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 23, 2015
Petitions are circulating in Sag Harbor Village once again, ahead of the June election for mayor and two village board positions.

Petitions are circulating in Sag Harbor Village once again, ahead of the June election for mayor and two village board positions.

Brian Gilbride, who has served as mayor for six years and has been on the board since 1994, said this week that he will not seek re-election.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 16, 2015
Supporters of the Breakwater Yacht Club packed the meeting room at Sag Harbor Village Hall and spilled out onto the stairs Tuesday night to press the board on why the community sailing center’s lease was not being renewed.

Supporters of the Breakwater Yacht Club packed the meeting room at Sag Harbor Village Hall and spilled out onto the stairs Tuesday night to press the board on why the community sailing center’s lease was not being renewed. Though the discussion got heated, the yacht club eventually got its way and will remain in its home for at least the next 10 years.

Christine Sampson
March 26, 2015

Sag Harbor School District officials on Monday broke down a $37.4 million draft of the proposed 2015-16 district budget, which would keep an increase in spending within the tax levy limitations.

The $37.4 million budget would carry a 1.53-percent year-over-year increase, up nearly $565,000 from the 2014-15 budget. If the voters approve the budget, the tax levy would increase by about 2.65 percent. This year, Sag Harbor’s maximum allowed increase is approximately 2.68 percent.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 12, 2015

The Sag Harbor Village Board voted on Tuesday evening to extend a temporary moratorium on reviews of wetland variances as it prepares for a hearing on April 14 to consider revisions to its wetlands permit regulations.

February 26, 2015

Speak Out, an opportunity for Sag Harbor community leaders to hear from teenagers about activities and resources they would like the village to provide, will take place Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bay Street Theater. The event is free, refreshments will be provided, and, because the program is recommended for young people in eighth grade and above, parents will not be admitted to the theater.

Taylor K. Vecsey
January 15, 2015
The Breakwater Yacht Club, somewhat of an institution in the Village of Sag Harbor, may have to fight more than wind to keep its sails up.

The Breakwater Yacht Club, somewhat of an institution in the Village of Sag Harbor, may have to fight more than wind to keep its sails up.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 24, 2014

Sag Harbor Village has much to offer, but one area it has been lacking in is the medical one, according to Dr. Ilona Polak, who will open a walk-in practice there sometime next month.

Sag Harbor Medical Walk-In will be at 34 Bay Street, in the building housing GeekHampton and the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.

November 24, 2014
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Wrap a special vintage or fine champagne in a knitted coverup to make the gift doubly delightful. Recipients can chill it later, if need be. $6.50 each. Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

 

November 24, 2014
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 Neurotics, science nerds, and feminists can choose a secular saint from among these candles. Each has a prayer specific to the choice on the other side. $16 each. Kites of the Harbor, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

 

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 20, 2014

Bruce Tait, a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Village Harbor Committee, resigned from that committee, not because of his recent demotion from its chairmanship, he said, but because the committee isn’t focused on the issues he finds important.

In an email to Mayor Brian Gilbride and the village board on Nov. 5, Mr. Tait said he was stepping down due to personal and professional commitments. The board accepted his resignation at a meeting on Nov. 12.

Taylor K. Vecsey
October 16, 2014
Sag Harbor Village is considering a ban on plastic bags, just as the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are mulling proposals to prohibit the single-use bags.

Sag Harbor Village is considering a ban on plastic bags, just as the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are mulling proposals to prohibit the single-use bags.

Taylor K. Vecsey
October 9, 2014

A new green space in which to sit, enjoy lunch, and watch the boats come and go will grace Sag Harbor next summer if a recently revitalized project maintains momentum.

Taylor K. Vecsey
October 2, 2014

The 2015 budget for the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor was passed overwhelmingly on Monday.

In a 198-to-32 vote, residents of the Sag Harbor School District said yes to the approximately $2.4 million budget, which includes a 5.8-percent increase from the current budget, or a $128,723 increase over all. Taxpayers can expect about a $12 rise in their tax bills.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 25, 2014

The Chelberg-Battle Post of the American Legion in Sag Harbor celebrated its building’s 60th birthday on Monday night with a party, which included the dedication of a bench to a former member who helped the legion secure a home.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 25, 2014

A John Jermain Memorial Library board election and vote on the library’s 2015 budget will be held Monday in Sag Harbor.

Six are running for three seats, each three-year terms starting Jan. 1. Jackie Brody, who now serves as board secretary, and Ann Lieber want to keep their seats, while Caleb Kercheval, Anne Sutphen, Susan Sabin, and Robert Hooke are challenging them. Tony Spitz, an incumbent, is not seeking re-election.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 11, 2014
Last Thursday, Sgt. Paul Fabiano walked out of Sag Harbor Village police headquarters for the final time to a small procession including a bagpiper, fellow officers, and community members.

Last Thursday, Sgt. Paul Fabiano walked out of Sag Harbor Village police headquarters for the final time to a small procession including a bagpiper, fellow officers, and community members he has touched during his 27 years on the job.

One noticeable absenttee was his brother Tom, who, as the chief of the department, was his boss. Chief Fabiano was ill, but his 19-year-old daughter, Siena Remkus-Fabiano, was there in his place, and when Sergeant Fabiano turned and saw his niece, “that’s when I lost it,” he said of his emotions.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 11, 2014

Having seen an onslaught of development and redevelopment in recent months, the Sag Harbor Village Board passed a moratorium at its meeting Tuesday night temporarily halting construction on single-family house lots and wetlands permits for 180 days while existing laws are re-examined. The moratorium, which had been introduced last month, applies only to applications submitted after Aug. 1, and does not affect commercial properties.