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  • Sag Harbor’s only public bathing spot, Havens Beach, is on the road to recovery after 20 years of discussion and planning.
  •     Exposing her thoughts through the lyrics of the songs she writes is a “terrifying and beautiful” thing to do, said Sara Hartman, a 17-year old Pierson High School senior, who has just released her first extended-play recording and been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston.

  •     The Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals listened with apparent empathy on Feb. 19 to  neighbors who voiced opposition to plans for a historic house on Garden Street that they said would change the character of the neighborhood and exacerbate flooding, as well as to Dennis Downes, the attorney for the applicant, William Egan. “The neighbors have had a good time stalling this for five years,” Mr. Downes said.

  •     A multicultural festival will celebrate diversity and the Sag Harbor community tomorrow night with an abundance of free homemade food, music, drumming, dance, and games.

        Building upon the success of last year’s event, Pierson High School will be filled with tastes of 28 countries from 5:30 to 9 p.m., with new contributions expected from El Salvador, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Sweden, according to Cheryl Bedini, an organizer.

  • Attorney for Save Sag Harbor claims expansion of nonconforming use
  •     Sag Harbor’s mayor, Brian Gilbride, and the village trustees Edward Gregory and Kevin Duchemin discussed a dilemma over repairs to the floating docks off Long Wharf that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy and the storm that followed.
        With time of the essence as the boating season approaches, Mayor Gilbride wondered at a special meeting on Friday if the village board should “bite the bullet” and accept the one bid received, in the amount of $201,000 from Keith Grimes, or readvertise in hopes of getting a lower bid.

  •     “Stitch is just a place where you can do whatever you want,” Rose Dios, who owns the Southampton custom clothing and alterations shop, said during a fashion event she held there two weeks ago.
        “This dress makes me feel happy,” Nina Beaty, an art therapist with a studio up the street, said as Sara Vicquez, the shop’s manager, helped her to take it in for a perfect fit.

  •    The idea sprouted two summers ago in his Amagansett backyard with a seed planted by his ex-girlfriend, and now Brendan Davison grows certified organic microgreens at his Good Water Farms in East Hampton and hand-delivers trays of them to top-notch restaurants on the East End and in New York.

  • Two jaunty ferry rides away, North Fork fun, food await
  •     “I wish they would do more,” said Sagaponack Village Mayor Donald Louchheim on Monday after a glance at proposed deer legislation drafted by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.
        The village trustees had been asked for feedback on the proposed law, which would increase deer-hunting opportunities on the East End. Board members looked over the draft at their meeting on Monday.

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