Taylor K. Vecsey returned to The East Hampton Star in 2014. She was the founding editor of East Hampton Patch news site and also ran Southampton Patch. A Water Mill resident, Ms. Vecsey is a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, where she volunteers as an emergency medical technician.
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.
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.
Sag Harbor first responders received $27,000 in donations after two fund-raisers were held as a way of thanking the agencies after the December fire that destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema lobby and two other buildings on Main Street.
In the wake of the Main Street fire last month, a benefit concert will be held at Bay Street Theater tonight at 7 to raise money for the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Sag Harbor Fire Department.