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  • Sag Harbor Village officials have been mulling how to regulate signs that are posted at the entrance to Long Wharf, with some calling for a ban on signs there altogether.
  • Hunters for Deer, a not-for-­pro­fit based in East Quogue that arranges ­for insured and proficiency-tested bowhunters to hunt deer on private ­property, challenged a Sag Harbor Village law that prohibits hunting within the ­village limits after a member of the group was caught bowhunting in the woods behind houses near Oakland Cemetery.
  • Before government and police officials from across the East End met at Southampton Town Hall last Thursday, the town board voted to make Steven E. Skrynecki the town’s next police chief just one day ahead of Chief Robert Pearce’s retirement.

  • Jay Schneiderman has completed his first proposed Southampton Town budget since becoming supervisor, a $94.7 million operating budget for 2017 that falls below the allowed 1-percent cap. The budget calls for a 1.6-percent reduction in the property tax rate, the largest tax rate reduction in recent history, despite a 3.9-percent increase in spending over the current year.

  • I never quite realized I was one of those people who loves throwing things out. When I was growing up, I had this relative who enjoyed “chucking” this and that — that’s how she would refer to it. It always seemed so odd to me that she seemed to get a euphoric feeling just by placing something she considered a piece of garbage in the trash. Euphoria might not be quite how I would describe it, but, damn, purging does feel good.
  • While negotiations are ongoing between the Village of Sag Harbor and the owners of property where the village would like to create a waterfront park — to the south of the North Haven bridge —Greystone Development, the Manhattan real estate company that owns the land, has brought a nearby project for 11 condominiums into play.
  • A driver was injured and his car destroyed when it burst into flames after hitting a tree in Northwest Woods shortly after midnight Sunday.
  • In a move that Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman called among the first of its kind, the town is preserving the Southampton Golf Range on County Road 39 in Tuckahoe through the community preservation fund. The town purchased a recreational easement on the 13-acre property for $6.5 million in a deal that closed on Friday.

  • Flames destroyed a car after it hit a tree in East Hampton's Northwest Woods after midnight on Monday.

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