A growing number of families rent properties in Sag Harbor during the off-season so that their children can attend the public schools there. Many of them close their houses in neighboring districts for the winter; some keep them open to return on occasional weekends.
The Town of East Hampton is set to give its approval to a $41 million plan that calls for dredging the navigational channel into Montauk Harbor and to deposit sand on beaches along Block Island Sound to the west to build a new public beach.
Though slow to catch on, many agents now recommend that sellers stage their properties — both indoors and out. “Stagers are worth their weight in gold,” said Judi Desiderio, founder of Town and Country Real Estate.
The issue of a public restroom in Amagansett — which has become something of an inside joke despite years of discussion — was abruptly pushed to the front burner when a land-use consultant announced that Randy Lerner has proposed a building that would house two unisex restrooms and a retail space.
Another attempt is in the works to develop vacant or unused properties at the Sag Harbor end of the Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge, including parcels on Ferry Road and buildings on West Water Street.
Katie Beers, who grew up in Springs after a kidnapping ordeal that began just before she turned 10, reacted to the death at upstate Sing Sing prison of John Esposito, the Long Island building contractor convicted of holding her prisoner.