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  • Julie Lofstad has won a seat on the Southampton Town Board in a special election held Tuesday, giving Supervisor Jay Schneiderman the Democratic majority on the board.
  • The blizzard may have kept a lot of people inside, but emergency personnel, many of them volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians, didn't have the luxury of hunkering down.
  • The Towns of East Hampton and Southampton are under a state of emergency as snow forecast and wind increases Saturday morning.
  • The Sag Harbor Fire Department, which serves Noyac and North Haven as well as the village, is facing “almost a crisis situation with the apparatus we have,” Chief Tom Gardella told the village board last week.
  • The public has been invited to a meeting on Wednesday for further explanation of the proposed Sag Harbor Village zoning code revisions.
  • The time has arrived for Southampton Town voters to select a new member of the town board, and make it whole again after the abrupt departure of Brad Bender, who resigned amid drug charges in late November.
  • Emergency medical service personnel were recognized last week for saving the lives of two people in recent months.
  • In a move on Tuesday to buy additional restrictions on nearly 25 acres of south-of-the-highway land in Bridgehampton, the Southampton Town Board continued its efforts to ensure farm fields remain as such, authorizing the $2.46 million purchase of the enhanced development rights on Hayground Farms in Bridgehampton.
  • Members of the Sag Harbor Village Board came under fire Tuesday night from residents angry over proposed new laws that they say will hurt their property values. Residents also questioned the validity of a moratorium on building that has been in effect while the legislation was being drawn up.
  • Developers of waterfront property in Sag Harbor Village on the south side of the bridge to Long Beach and North Haven have made it clear they do not intend to sell it to the village for a park. Now the village board is exploring condemnation, a legal process that would allow it to take the properties at 1, 3, and 5 Ferry Road.

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