Category Archives: Historic Preservation

Mrs. Sage’s Return on Investment

Just about 100 years ago, Mrs. Russell Sage spent a tidy sum of money building a library for the Village of Sag Harbor and environs. She even stocked the new library with books and other materials that formed its early … Continue reading

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The Five Top Problems Facing Sag Hampton

Over Development / Inappropriate Development Simply put, over development is the poison that will kill the golden goose. As we all know, people love this area because of its natural beauty, open vistas, fresh air, and rural feel. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Save Sag Harbor (Cinema)

Yikes! This is serious. The Sag Harbor Cinema is for sale. There’s nothing more iconic in Sag Harbor than the Sag Harbor Cinema, the art-house theater that’s been a part of the local scene for decades. Just look at all the fuss that arose when my fellow Sag Harborites thought they were losing the theater’s sign! Now, it seems, we may be in danger of losing the entire theater and …
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Not Every Good Idea Is…Well, a Good Idea

Sometimes I get an idea, and at first blush it seems like a world beater. Fortunately, I’m a bit of a procrastinator, so I usually don’t act on these brilliant insights immediately. Usually, over the next few days, I’ll share this idea with friends or colleagues, and they gently (or sometimes not so gently) point out the the things I’ve …
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Sag Harbor: Still Making History

What’s the one constant in Sag Harbor’s 300 year history? Change. Starting as the port for the farmers in Sagaponack, Sag Harbor went on to become a bustling center of trade, home to one of the country’s largest whaling fleets, and an industrial center producing everything from watchcases to parts for the lunar landing module. As you walk the village, …
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