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Sweeping high-tech upgrades save the district energy and money
Eric Woellhof, the director of facilities, seen here on the high school roof with Anthony DeFino
Eric Woellhof, the director of facilities, seen here on the high school roof with Anthony DeFino, a colleague, has instigated initiatives that have led to the district receiving a rebate from the Long Island Power Authority. Morgan McGivern

An artsy village debates what qualifies as art
Sag Harbor’s Municipal Building meeting room was packed
Sag Harbor’s Municipal Building meeting room was packed on Tuesday evening for a public hearing on a variance for the Larry Rivers “Legs” sculpture. Carrie Ann Salvi

Local activists are making plans for expanding movement in 2012
Protesters in Sag Harbor earlier this month.
Protesters in Sag Harbor earlier this month. Ty Wenzel

Ambition to honor Montauk’s original inhabitants

A push for service from Greenport to Long Wharf
Jim Ryan, of Response Marine in Mattituck
Jim Ryan, of Response Marine in Mattituck, has proposed a passenger shuttle to operate on a trial basis, between Greenport and Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. The Hampton Jitney has been brought aboard as a partner, to provide ground transportation. Carrie Ann Salvi

Attorney says food cart request may be pulled
The Surf Lodge
The Surf Lodge is appealing the senior building inspector, Tom Preiato’s, determination that the food cart and the covered wait service area, back right, are an expansion of a nonconforming use. Both structures require a natural resources special permit and a variance since Fort Pond is at the edge of the deck. Morgan McGivern

Fire at Cozy Cabins spread too quickly for a tenant to be saved
The shell of Cabin 11 at the Cozy Cabins
The shell of Cabin 11 at the Cozy Cabins complex in Wainscott in which William Bauer, 78, died in a ball of fire Friday T.E. McMorrow

Seaward property lines threaten public access
East Hampton Town and Village are cracking down on sand fences when they are placed to extend private property
East Hampton Town and Village are cracking down on sand fences when they are placed to extend private property, in the guise of growing dunes, onto public beach. Russell Drumm

Want more study before quick sale of town plant
Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby
Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby called for more deliberation over what to do with the town’s scavenger waste plant during a discussion on Tuesday. Morgan McGivern

School turns to community as it looks to trim costs and programs in 2012-13