Recent Stories: Sag Harbor

Star Staff
July 13, 2017
The Sag Harbor Partnership’s Party for the Cinema, to help raise money for the group’s effort to buy the Sag Harbor Cinema property and establish a cinema arts center there, will be held under a tent on Long Wharf on Sunday.

The Sag Harbor Partnership’s Party for the Cinema, to help raise money for the group’s effort to buy the Sag Harbor Cinema property and establish a cinema arts center there, will be held under a tent on Long Wharf on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The party will feature food from village restaurants, beer and wine from East End producers, music by the HooDoo Loungers, portrait sketches, raptors on view, and face painting for kids. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $15 for children. They can be bought online at sagharborpartnership.org.

Jackie Pape
June 29, 2017
This is not Ed Deyermond’s first time leaving the Sag Harbor Village Board — even he has lost track of how many — but he swears it is his last.

This is not Ed Deyermond’s first time leaving the Sag Harbor Village Board — even he has lost track of how many — but he swears it is his last. A member of the board on and off for nearly 15 years, not including a stint in the mid-’90s, he did not run for another term in this election and will step down in July.

“I served with a lot of good people in my home village,” Mr. Deyermond said this week. “I’ll certainly miss them, it’s just time for me to go.”

While his involvement in village government may be ending, his nearly 40-year public service career is not quite over. He remains the North Haven Village clerk-administrator, an appointed position.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 11, 2017
The Sag Harbor School Board sent its vice president, Tommy John Schiavoni, to the village board meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the village’s recent ban on parking on streets near the schools.

The Sag Harbor School Board sent its vice president, Tommy John Schiavoni, to the village board meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the village’s recent ban on parking on streets near the schools. Mr. Schiavoni asked that the new ordinances, which affect parking near the schools, be reconsidered, and also that the two boards work together to solve school-related traffic issues.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 20, 2017
New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own.

New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own, but some are concerned that the laws could impact safety, as well as local businesses.

Taylor K. Vecsey
February 9, 2017
One of the buildings devastated by the fire that ripped through a portion of Sag Harbor’s Main Street two months ago still has not been properly shored up, village officials said yesterday.

One of the buildings devastated by the fire that ripped through a portion of Sag Harbor’s Main Street two months ago still has not been properly shored up, village officials said yesterday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
December 15, 2016
The Sag Harbor Village Board on Monday tabled a law that would bring its code in line with state laws and allow bowhunting on private property with an owner’s permission.

The Sag Harbor Village Board on Monday tabled a law that would bring its code in line with state laws and allow bowhunting on private property with an owner’s permission. The decision came after hunters challenged a ban the board had enacted two years ago. 

Christine Sampson
December 1, 2016
Residents in the Sag Harbor School District will head to the polls on Dec. 14 to vote on a proposition to allow the district to use an additional $365,000 from its capital reserve fund to install an artificial turf field on school property.

The Sag Harbor School District’s PTA and Parent Teacher Student Association will hold a community forum today on the artificial turf field issue, but the school district has also planned a forum of its own, set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the elementary school gym.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 17, 2016
It is hard to imagine Sag Harbor without the Intuition II, a 196-foot-long yacht. Owned by Patrick E. Malloy for 18 years and tied up at the dock at his marina south of Long Wharf, it has been up for sale for a year, and, with a recent price drop, may not be back next summer.

It is hard to imagine Sag Harbor without the Intuition II, a 196-foot-long yacht. Owned by Patrick E. Malloy for 18 years and tied up at the dock at his marina south of Long Wharf, it has been up for sale for a year, and, with a recent price drop, may not be back next summer.

Taylor K. Vecsey
November 3, 2016
The Sagg Bridge will get the rehabilitation it so desperately needs starting later this month. Sagaponack Village officials announced Monday that the Bridge Lane structure will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Nov. 14 at 7 a.m. for the extensive repairs.

The Sagg Bridge will get the rehabilitation it so desperately needs starting later this month. Sagaponack Village officials announced Monday that the Bridge Lane structure will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Nov. 14 at 7 a.m. for the extensive repairs. It will reopen by May 15 at the latest.

Taylor K. Vecsey
October 26, 2016
It was a long and winding road, but the dilapidated building at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor Village, commonly known as the Morpurgo house, finally changed hands this week.

It was a long and winding road, but the dilapidated building at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor Village, commonly known as the Morpurgo house, finally changed hands this week. 

Christine Sampson
September 15, 2016
State auditors reviewing the Sag Harbor School District’s before-school and after-school elementary care program have reported weaknesses in record-keeping, financial oversight, and the segregation of duties among administrators.

State auditors reviewing the Sag Harbor School District’s before-school and after-school elementary care program have reported weaknesses in record-keeping, financial oversight, and the segregation of duties among administrators.

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.