Great Grapes! East End Vineyards Have Another Banner Year

Posted on 15 October 2014

East End oenophiles were elated last year when the 2013 Long Island grape harvest was lauded as the best ever vintage. According to local winemakers, celebrations are in order again, as 2014 is proving to be another banner year for South Fork vineyards.

Bid for Archaeological Survey Stymied in Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 October 2014

In spite of the efforts of preservationists, it looks as though a dilapidated house at 11 Eastville Avenue will be demolished without an archaeological study.

Village Removes Gardner’s Memorial Tree

Posted on 15 October 2014

On Thursday morning a memorial tree originally planted by Sag Harbor Express editor and publisher Victoria Gardner in front of the newspaper office was removed by the Sag Harbor Village Department of Public Works. Sag Harbor Express publisher emeritus Bryan Boyhan, who owns the building at 35 Main Street, said he was not informed of the tree’s removal by the village, but instead was contacted by an employee who noticed the empty plot of dirt marked by an orange pylon that morning.

Southampton School Closed as Precaution After Enterovirus Case Confirmed

Posted on 15 October 2014

Southampton Elementary School closed its doors Wednesday to be disinfected after a student was found to have an enterovirus infection, Superintendent Scott Farina said in an alert issued Tuesday.

Great Street Honored

Posted on 15 October 2014

Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, a member of the American Planning Association, the organization that named Sag Harbor’s Main Street one of the 10 “Great Streets in America” earlier this month, presented a proclamation to that effect to the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday.

Wanted: Portrait of a Lady

Posted on 15 October 2014

For the most part, ads in local newspapers offer business services, sales or other specials. But at the end of August, an ad appeared in the pages of The Sag Harbor Express that was looking for something a little more obscure.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Posted on 15 October 2014

This weekend, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a “Homecoming” service on Sunday at its meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

Paid Ambulance Job Nixed for Now

Posted on 15 October 2014

One of the few large spending increases proposed in this year’s bare-to-the-bones budget for Sag Harbor Village, was a line item to allocate $63,500 to hire an administrator to oversee the operations of the all-volunteer Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps and provide the village with a paid first responder.

Partners in Print Teaches Sag Harbor Parents How to be Good Teachers

Posted on 15 October 2014

Whether your reading consists of scientific journals or one-word road signs, it’s hard to remember when letters were simply abstract shapes in strings of confusing sentences. Through its Partners in Print program, the Sag Harbor Elementary School aims to help parents remember by teaching them how to guide their children through the learning process and effectively supplement what teachers are doing in the classroom.

East End Supervisors Budget $200,000 for Wastewater Management Plans

Posted on 15 October 2014

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and her East Hampton counterpart, Larry Cantwell, have both advocated for improving water quality on Long Island, and in their proposed budgets for 2015, each has allotted $100,000 to wastewater management plans.

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A Conversation With

Stacy Quarty

Posted on 15 October 2014

The president of Lucia’s Angels and vice president of the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital discusses efforts to fight breast cancer and a new initiative, “Give Where You Live,” which aims to encourage donations to local charities of all types.

Arts

Masters of the Telecaster Come to Bay Street Theater

Posted on 13 October 2014

To understand the jam that is set to unfold at Bay Street Theater this weekend, you must first understand the telecaster guitar as an instrument. Introduced to popular culture in 1950 by Fender, this solid-body electric guitar broadcasted its sound in a way that no other instrument had. The telecaster has been a choice instrument of Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and George Harrison, and has contributed greatly to the sound and history of rock and roll.

Calendar

Calendar, October 9 Through October 16

Posted on 07 October 2014

  Outdoors SAT OCT 11 Stand-Up Paddleboard Race for East Hampton Ocean Rescue, 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, Lazy Point Launching Ramp, Amagansett, $75 including a post race BBQ. Mainbeach.com/events/hamptons-sup-race-series-2014/. To Heaven and Back Hike, 10 a.m., East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, meet at the scenic overlook on Route 27 in Hither Hills in [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds Oct 16, 2014

Posted on 16 October 2014

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Community

Stella Maris Regional School Property on the Block for $3.5 Million

Posted on 15 October 2014

In 2011, after 134 years, the Stella Maris Regional School, the oldest Catholic school on Long Island, closed at the end of the school year. Now the building is for sale with a listed price of $3.5 million.

Danny Peary on Film

Payman Maadi on the Small but Powerful Camp X-Ray

Posted on 16 October 2014

Camp X-Ray fits my category “Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.” This Friday Peter Sattler’s beautifully acted, troubling, touching, and important debut feature–which makes it clear why America must close Guantanamo–opens theatrically in New York City and on VOD. The synopsis in the press notes: “A young woman (Kristen Stewart, giving her most mature performance, excels as Amy Cole) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squad mates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (Iranian actor Payman Maadi, who follows the Oscar-winning A Separation with another extraordinary performance), both of their worlds are forever shifted.

Government

Bid for Archaeological Survey Stymied in Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 October 2014

In spite of the efforts of preservationists, it looks as though a dilapidated house at 11 Eastville Avenue will be demolished without an archaeological study.

Harvest

Sag Harbor’s George Hirsch Just Wants Food Done Right

Posted on 15 April 2014

Local chef George Hirsch is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his popular public television program, “Living It Up” with a new WLIW series featuring some of the East End’s brightest culinary artisans.

Local Business

Barons Cove Restoration Has an Eye on History

Posted on 07 October 2014

At first glance, it may be hard to believe that Baron’s Cove Inn on West Water Street had a storied past as a local meeting spot and watering hole. But in fact, the inn’s restaurant was a popular spot for families and in the 1950s and 1960s, author John Steinbeck and his buddies met there regularly to swap stories and hatch plans for the Old Whaler’s Festival, a precursor to HarborFest.
The restaurant is long gone, sold off years ago and razed to make way for condominiums after a controversial stint as a noisy nightclub. While Baron’s Cove Inn itself continued, over time, the motel units became faded and dated.
But Curtis Bashaw is intrigued by the history of Baron’s Cove and he’s embracing the property’s past to chart the inn’s course for the future.

Main Street 2012

Sustaining Variety in a Perfect World

Posted on 16 February 2012

By Claire Walla Lisa Field was manning the register at the back of the Sag Harbor Variety Store one recent Thursday afternoon when an old man, awkwardly holding a small piece of insulated fabric, approached the counter. “Do you have any Velcro?” the man asked skeptically. Without missing a beat, Field reached over to a [...]

Police News

Posted on 15 October 2014

An East Hampton landlord received a sentence of five years’ probation today from a Suffolk County judge for his plea of guilty to charges of unlawful surveillance and other crimes in a 23-count indictment, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Schools

Southampton School Closed as Precaution After Enterovirus Case Confirmed

Posted on 15 October 2014

Southampton Elementary School closed its doors Wednesday to be disinfected after a student was found to have an enterovirus infection, Superintendent Scott Farina said in an alert issued Tuesday.

Sports

Pierson Down to the Wire for League Soccer Title

Posted on 15 October 2014

By Gavin Menu Pierson senior soccer star Jack Fitzpatrick went down with a back injury in the first half against Southold last week and so did the Whalers hopes of a second straight undefeated League VIII season. Fitzpatrick scored two first-half goals to give Pierson a 2-0 lead over the Class C rival Settlers, but [...]

XO

Roller Hockey Heroes: A Bit Gray at the Temples, But Full of Passion

Posted on 23 October 2013

Though the New York Islanders will soon abandon Nassau Coliseum in favor of the Barclays Center in hipster Brooklyn, in the 1970s the team grew to be a hockey powerhouse and the pride of Long Island, culminating with the Islanders first Stanley Cup win in 1979-80. That same year the unsung US Olympic hockey team bested the USSR in a legendary Cold War match up. And in the Long Island suburb of East Northport, a group of boys was paying close attention … and they were inspired.

Xtras

Mural Gets a Makeover

Posted on 15 April 2014

    by Helen A. Harrison   You might think that we already know all there is to know about Jackson Pollock’s life and work, but you’d be wrong. For example, before Pollock’s 1943 mural arrived at Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, it had acquired a coating of varnish, as well as a heavy [...]