Recent Stories: Sag Harbor

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 15, 2016

The Sag Harbor Village Board will allow two houses larger than 4,000 square feet to move forward in the planning process, members decided on Tuesday night.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 15, 2016
The owners of 34 Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor have filed a lawsuit against a contractor who they claim defrauded them out of more than $1 million.

Matthew Smith asked the Sag Harbor Village Board Tuesday night to give him a break and waive a $5,000 fee associated with renewing an expired building permit, because, he said, his contractor, Michael Nobiletti, failed to do his job. Mr. Smith brought a lawsuit last week claiming the contractor defrauded him of more than $1 million.

September 8, 2016
HarborFest, which this year will celebrate the maritime history of Sag Harbor, will launch into high gear on Saturday morning at 9, when an arts and crafts fair at Marine Park, a sidewalk sale on Main Street, and HarborFest vendors on Long Wharf will open for business.

HarborFest, which this year will celebrate the maritime history of Sag Harbor, will launch into high gear on Saturday morning at 9, when an arts and crafts fair at Marine Park, a sidewalk sale on Main Street, and HarborFest vendors on Long Wharf will open for business. At 11, the Sag Harbor Community Band will perform on the wharf while children engage in a tug of war on the beach.

Christine Sampson
September 1, 2016
In the weeks after the public got word that the Sag Harbor School District had not yet voted to extend its superintendent’s contract past its June 2017 expiration date, parents and residents made it clear to the school board during the public comment sessions of its meetings that they wanted the superintendent to stay.

In the weeks after the public got word that the Sag Harbor School District had not yet voted to extend its superintendent’s contract past its June 2017 expiration date, parents and residents made it clear to the school board during the public comment sessions of its meetings that they wanted the superintendent to stay.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 25, 2016

When Mayor Sandra Schroeder addressed a crowd gathered under a tent on Long Wharf for the Party for the Park in July, she said they were making history. In her 20 years in local government and her conversations with officials elsewhere, she found that “nobody has ever thrown a fund-raiser for a village project,” she said.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 11, 2016
Sag Harbor Village officials voted Tuesday to allow an application for a house larger than the allowable 4,000 square feet to move forward with the planning process.

Sag Harbor Village officials voted Tuesday to allow an application for a house larger than the allowable 4,000 square feet to move forward with the planning process. It is the first special-permit request the board has granted since it adopted new gross floor area limits in March.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 11, 2016
With the old Morpurgo house on Union Street, nothing is ever simple.

With the old Morpurgo house on Union Street, nothing is ever simple. Despite there being a winning bidder at an auction held in June, the deal has yet to be finalized and, reportedly, someone has stepped forward to claim an ownership in the property.

Mark Segal
July 7, 2016
The Big Tent: Party for the Park! — a communitywide celebration and fund-raiser for Sag Harbor’s proposed John Steinbeck Memorial Park — will take place Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. under a tent on Long Wharf.

The Big Tent: Party for the Park! — a communitywide celebration and fund-raiser for Sag Harbor’s proposed John Steinbeck Memorial Park — will take place Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. under a tent on Long Wharf.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 30, 2016
A storied 210-year-old house on Union Street in Sag Harbor Village, long abandoned and called a safety hazard by officials, has a new owner who has promised to work with the village and restore the house to its former glory.

A storied 210-year-old house on Union Street in Sag Harbor Village, long abandoned and called a safety hazard by officials, has a new owner who has promised to work with the village and restore the house to its former glory. As long as all the particulars that come with the purchase of a property at auction fall into place, the old Morpurgo house is about to get some long-needed attention.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 23, 2016

Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor Village, the oldest synagogue on Long Island, is marking its 120th anniversary this year. Members, guests, and dignitaries will gather for a celebratory dinner on Sunday at Osteria Salina in Wainscott.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 23, 2016
Sag Harbor Village voters gave a resounding yes Tuesday to an increase in the pension-like incentive program for members of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Sag Harbor Village voters gave a resounding yes Tuesday to an increase in the pension-like incentive program for members of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The corps’s length of service awards program was given a boost in a 149-to-11 vote that also saw the re-election of two village board incumbents.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 16, 2016
While there is no competition in Tuesday's election, there is a lot at stake for the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which is looking to increase its pension-like incentive program.

An election will be held on Tuesday in Sag Harbor Village with Robby Stein and James L. Larocca running unopposed for the village board. While there is no competition for their seats, there is a lot at stake for the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which is looking to increase its pension-like incentive program.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 2, 2016

Sag Harbor Village officials held off on deciding whether to tear down the derelict Morpurgo house after receiving word at a hearing on Tuesday that the foreclosed property is to be sold at auction in just under a month.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 19, 2016

A Suffolk Supreme Court judge has ruled that the Village of Sag Harbor cannot hold a property owner to new zoning and wetland laws created after two recent moratoriums in the village, at least for the next three weeks.

Star Staff
May 19, 2016
Only two people handed in nominating petitions by Tuesday’s deadline in order to be on the Sag Harbor Village ballot for the June 21 election, according to Beth Kamper, the village clerk.

Only two people handed in nominating petitions by Tuesday’s deadline in order to be on the Sag Harbor Village ballot for the June 21 election, according to Beth Kamper, the village clerk. James L. Larocca and Robby Stein, both current board members, will run for the two available seats.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 12, 2016

Under the newly enacted gross floor area laws in Sag Harbor Village, the size of a house is tied to the size of its property — capped, for example, at 4,000 square feet on a 25,000-square-foot lot.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 12, 2016

Sag Harbor Village officials are moving ahead with a plan to tear down the blighted, storied house at 6 Union Street. Following a renewed recommendation from the building inspector last month that the abandoned house be demolished, the board has scheduled a necessary public hearing for later this month.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 12, 2016
Tuesday night might as well have been Sag Harbor Village’s annual reorganizational meeting, what with all the resignations and hiring, even though the end of the village’s fiscal year is still a few weeks away and the village election is more than a month out.

Tuesday night might as well have been Sag Harbor Village’s annual reorganizational meeting, what with all the resignations and hiring, even though the end of the village’s fiscal year is still a few weeks away and the village election is more than a month out.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 28, 2016
The cherry red 1968 Ford Mustang, driven by the owner, a friend of Truman Capote's, crashed into the Henry Lehr store on Sag Harbor's Main Street Thursday evening.

Update, April 29, 10:10 a.m.: The 1968 Ford Mustang that smashed into the front of a Sag Harbor store on Thursday evening once belonged to the novelist and playwright Truman Capote. Myron Clement, who, with his husband, Joe Petrocik, were friends with the "In Cold Blood" author, was identified by Village Police Chief Austin McGuire as the driver.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 21, 2016
Sag Harbor Village’s budget will pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins in June.

Sag Harbor Village’s budget will pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins in June. The village board adopted a $9.24 million budget last week.

Christine Sampson
April 21, 2016
The Sag Harbor School District on Tuesday adopted a 2016-17 budget of $38,773,988, an increase of about 3.25 percent over the current budget.

The Sag Harbor School District on Tuesday adopted a 2016-17 budget of $38,773,988, an increase of about 3.25 percent over the current budget. The tax levy will increase by 2.98 percent to $35,065,000, which is under the 3.2 percent limit imposed by the state.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 14, 2016
Compared with previous Sag Harbor Village Board meetings and discussions of the proposed residential zoning code revisions in the village, Tuesday night’s hearing was relatively quick and calm.

Compared with previous Sag Harbor Village Board meetings and discussions of the proposed residential zoning code revisions in the village, Tuesday night’s hearing was relatively quick and calm.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 7, 2016
Greystone has a site plan application before the Sag Harbor Planning Board and a wetlands application before the harbor committee for the condominium project.

Greystone Development, a Manhattan real estate company that owns waterfront parcels that the Village of Sag Harbor would like to see become a park, reported on Monday that it had closed on Friday on an additional waterfront lot, 2 West Water Street, for $4.94 million.

Christine Sampson
April 7, 2016
The Sag Harbor School Board took on a number of ongoing issues at its meeting Monday.

The Sag Harbor School Board took on a number of ongoing issues at its meeting Monday, including plans for the former Stella Maris Regional School, which the district is considering buying, a controversial proposal to install a synthetic turf field behind Pierson Middle and High School, and the district’s 2016-17 budget.