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Mashashimuet Park Talks Continue

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 08:41
The grandstand at Mashashimuet Park emerged as a sticking point between the two sides during contract negotiations.
Durell Godfrey

The Sag Harbor School Board and the Mashashimuet Park board continue to hash out their differences with ongoing negotiations about the district's use of park facilities for school sports.

During Monday's school board meeting, Michael Hayes, a parent in the district and the treasurer of the Breakwater Yacht Club, urged the district and park to come to an agreement. "The school should continue the relationship to use the athletic fields," he said, recommending a "multi-decade" agreement like the one that Breakwater has with Sag Harbor Village. "Moving around, constrained by what fields are available, leveraging another school's fields or a county park" would be a detriment to the students, he said.

In response, Sandi Kruel, vice president of the school board and an active participant in the negotiations, said that "it is our hope to be able to work together cooperatively. . . . Our conversations are ongoing. They have not stopped, and we're all in rooms together trying to work out details."


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