Recent Stories: 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.

Star staff
September 11, 2014

Harborfest 2014, Sag Harbor’s annual celebration of its maritime history, will launch tomorrow at 5 p.m. with “A Whale of a Party” at the Whaling and Historical Museum and continue throughout the weekend with a jam-packed calendar of events for people of all ages.

New this year is the Beach Blast concert. Previously held on Shelter Island, the show, which will feature live performances by Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, the Hoodoo Loungers, Hopefully Forgiven, and others, will start rocking Havens Beach on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Taylor K. Vecsey
September 11, 2014

Mariners who store their boats at the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard pleaded with the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday night to find a way for the storage yard to remain as is.

Star staff
August 21, 2014

On Monday night, the Sag Harbor School Board appointed Thomas J. Schiavoni, a parent and longtime schoolteacher, to fill a vacancy.

Mr. Schiavoni, who lives on North Haven and teaches at Center Moriches High School, is filling the seat of Daniel Hartnett, who resigned last month after he moved to Springs. To remain on the board, Mr. Schiavoni would have to seek a full three-year term during the regular elections in May 2015. He was elected to the North Haven Village Board in June.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 14, 2014
While Sag Harbor Village officials mull a moratorium on reviews and approval of wetlands variances, the mayor is overhauling the very committee that considers them.

While Sag Harbor Village officials mull a moratorium on reviews and approval of wetlands variances, the mayor is overhauling the very committee that considers them.

In response to substantial development and redevelopment, at a meeting on Tuesday the village board introduced a law that would halt consideration of wetlands permits on single-family house lots for 180 days while the trustees take a look at existing laws. As planned, the law would not stymie applications for commercial properties.

Taylor K. Vecsey
June 19, 2014

In a four-way race for two seats on the Sag Harbor Village Board, Robby Stein and Sandra Schroeder were victorious in Tuesday’s election, which saw a high turnout of 515 voters.

Mr. Stein, the only incumbent running this time around, was the top vote getter, with 308 votes, including 30 absentee ballots. Kevin Duchemin, who had served one term, did not run for re-election.

Lucia Akard
June 19, 2014
Dedicated to preserving the history of the Eastville area of Sag Harbor for some 30 years, the society has desperately needed money and help to maintain the St. David A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

June 11 marked an exciting day for the Eastville Community Historical Society, when archaeological students from the University of Minnesota used ground-penetrating radar and mapping techniques to survey the 160-year-old A.M.E. Zion Cemetery. Dedicated to preserving the history of the Eastville area of Sag Harbor for some 30 years, the society has desperately needed money and help to maintain the St. David A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

April 21, 2014
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Where you want to be, where you should be, and where your friends will find you. Send visitors in the right direction. $28, Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

April 21, 2014
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Pinwheels for kids are good decorations for the yard at a party. Or take them to the beach to stake out your picnic. $6.99, Kites of the Harbor, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 10, 2014

Serve Sag Harbor, a new nonprofit organized to tackle problems in the village, has a plan to tame traffic by narrowing the roadways with the help of sidewalk landscaping and large planters.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 20, 2014
What began as a grassroots effort late last year seeking the Congressional Medal of Honor for a fallen Sag Harbor Marine has now become a piece of Congressional legislation

What began as a grassroots effort late last year seeking the Congressional Medal of Honor for a fallen Sag Harbor Marine has now become a piece of Congressional legislation.

Representative Tim Bishop introduced a bill last Thursday requesting review of the eligibility for the medal of Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale of Virginia.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 6, 2014

       Two people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of the Corner Closet in Sag Harbor Village three and a half months ago.

       Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeff Proctor said on Tuesday that federal authorities have two people in custody in connection with the incident. He said the United States Attorney’s office is handling the investigation since the village case was linked to other robberies on the East Coast.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 27, 2014

       After three years reviewing an application to expand the Harbor Heights gas station on Route 114, the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals last week denied the majority of the variances that John Leonard had asked for to expand the gas station and establish a convenience store.

Stephen J. Kotz
January 23, 2014

       Plans to renovate and expand the Harbor Heights service station on Route 114 in Sag Harbor were dealt a blow by the village zoning board of appeals last Thursday when its members, in a straw poll, said they would deny three of the four variances the project in its current configuration requires.

Stephen J. Kotz
January 16, 2014

       Money that will be earmarked to provide work force housing for Sag Harbor residents can now be deposited with the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust. The village board took the necessary steps on Tuesday to allow the trust to receive money now that substantial progress is being made on the transformation of the former Bulova building into upscale condominiums.

October 31, 2013
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    Cate Rogers, a full-time resident of Springs since 2002, grew up on Great South Bay and saw that once-productive body of water fall apart. She got to know the South Fork in the 1960s with her parents, who kept a boat in Sag Harbor.