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Just in a way to keep people informed, so they can make choices.


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There has been a SEQRA [State Environmental Quality Review Act] POSITIVE DECLARATION ON the

What does this mean? It means that the developers must prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) before the project can be approved. Much has yet to be done, and funds are very much needed for legal counsel to ensure that there be no conflict to compliance, proper procedure is met, all criterion for the protection of the village gateway are determined, etc. Save Our Waterfront, our sister organization, is at P.O. Box 1243, Sag Harbor, NY  11963, should you want to contribute.

What is SEQRA?  Please see “Concerned Citizens” website for an excellent primer.

The complete document from the Sag Harbor Planning Board may be downloaded HERE. Below follows an excerpt:

The Planning Board of the Inc. Village of Sag Harbor, as a lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below may have a significant impact on the environment and that a
Draft Environmental Impact Statement

will be prepared.

Name of Action: EAST END VENTURES, LLC (Michael Maiden)
Site Plan for 1,3,5 Ferry Road Apartments
SEQR Status:  Type 1 Action

Scoping: A public scoping session to identify issues of concern shall be held before the Planning Board (the Lead Agency) at the Sag Harbor Village Hall (2nd floor meeting room), Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY on [Tuesday]

September 23, 2008 at 7:00 PM.

Reasons supporting this determination:

The Planning Board of the Inc. Village of Sag Harbor has adopted a Positive Declaration requiring that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) be prepared for the redevelopment of this 61,237 Sq Ft waterfront property with a 43,040 sq ft, three story building containing eighteen (18) individually-owned apartment units, along with parking facilities for 36 vehicles, … swimming pool, an eighteen (18) slip marina for use by the owners of the apartment building, along with proposed site landscaping, grading and drainage improvements. By resolution dated August 26, 2008, the Planning Board determined that the implementation of the proposed action may have a significant environmental impact on the following environmental and resources:

[then follows sections detailing the categories of]: Marine and Wetlands Habitats, Quality of Groundwater and Surface Waters, Drainage, Flooding and Stormwater Control, Visual Character of the Community, Historic Resources (designation of the site by the NYS office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation as being within an “archaeo-sensitive area”, and the potential for impacts to historic, pre-historic and paleontological resources), and Compliance with Policies of Village Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.



Public Hearing on the Draft Sag Harbor Gateway Plan

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From the Sag Harbor CAC, we were told about the following, from Southampton Town’s website:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on September 23, 2008 at 6 p.m., at the Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York, to hear any and all persons either for or against the Sag Harbor Gateway Plan to be considered for adoption as an amendment to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. The Sag Harbor Gateway Plan proposes to change the zoning in the Gateway from Highway Business Zoning to Hamlet Office Zoning.
Copies of the proposed Draft Sag Harbor Gateway Plan are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m. and on the Southampton Town Website at and at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor.



A very informative document about Formula-Based Stores:A member of Save Sag Harbor thoughtfully sent us this most informative document about Formula Stores with “local language” about their prevention. It may be downloaded from our website, HERE.




After all this homework, you deserve a break!Edna's kin

A reminder to join us at Harborfest, on the Wharf, Saturday and Sunday, September 13th & 14th, from about 11-5, for fun and festivities.

Meet at 9:30 AM Saturday morning at Main St & Palmer Terrace if you’d like to be part of Save Sag Harbor in the parade!

Then on the evening of September 14th, don’t
forget about the concert with Edna’s Kin (pictured), refreshments, and The Hal McKusick Quartet at the Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union St. between Division and 114, benefitting the restoration of the Church, a place of worship and a wonderful community center.

5:00PM  Edna’s Kin kicks off the concert
6:00PM  Wine and cheese reception
7:00PM  Jazz legend Hal McKusick performs!

Advance tickets are only $35 for adults, $20 for students 18 and under
Available at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
All tickets sold at the door will be $50 each; no student discount at the door


News from ARTS 4 COLLECTIVE for this coming weekend:ARTS4

Arts 4 presents their 2nd Annual Secret Whale Show!

When:  September 13 – 14, 2008
Where: The Whaling and Historical Museum, 200 Main Street

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 2008, 6 – 9 p.m.
Live Acoustic Performances: begin at 7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Sunday, September 14th, 2008 –  12 – 4 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served, courtesy of our generous sponsors, including the Southampton Brewery and The Dockside Bar & Grill. Live acoustic performances will begin at 7 p.m., and include acts such as The Supernaturals and Tres Amigos

Exhibiting artists include Danielle Lobosco, Bethany Peters, Travis King, Hunter Herrick, Matthew Brophy, Ashley Hildreth, Jacqueline Dowling, Jason Green, Marshall Moran, Ashley Gardiner, Constance Sepulveda, Molly Weiss, Laura Miller, Dylan Perez, Jacqueline Pizza and Kein Ziemkiewicz.

This event is open to the public and admission is free, with a $5 suggested
donation. Portions of the proceeds will go to Save Sag Harbor, Y.A.R.D., and
The Whaling Museum

Come out and support our local causes and artists!

For more info on the collective, go to