Sag Harbor Voters Approve Field

Judy D'Mello

Sag Harbor School District voters officially ended the village's long-running “turf wars” Wednesday night by approving a revised proposal for an all-natural grass field at Pierson Middle-High School. The final tally was 458 to 73.

The original $1.62 million allocated for a synthetic turf field was rejected in a December 2016 vote, after a divisive battle between environmental advocates in the community and others who believed synthetic turf was necessary for improved athletics.

Wednesday's vote approved the reallocation of about $1.6 million of the original sum, for a grass field, a practice field, and a new multipurpose playing area at the elementary school.