ARB Okays Hand House Restoration

Posted on 17 December 2014

A plan to renovate the historic Captain David Hand House on Church Street in Sag Harbor was given the green light by the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Thursday, December 11.

A New Walk-In Medical Center for Sag Harbor

Posted on 17 December 2014

Sag Harborites preparing for cold winter weather to hit can take some comfort in knowing that a new walk-in medical center is slated to open up in the village by the middle of next month.

Sag Harbor School Board Votes to Stop Broadcasting Public Input

Posted on 17 December 2014

In an effort to avoid rebroadcasting public statements that could lead to liability issues for the school district down the road, the Sag Harbor Board of Education in a 4-3 vote on Monday agreed to continue videotaping its meetings, but to omit the public input sessions from the broadcast.

Sag Harbor School District Paints Sobering Picture of Financial Future

Posted on 17 December 2014

With salary and benefit costs taking up nearly 82 percent of the school district’s 2013-14 budget and the unlikelihood of the New York State-mandated 2-percent tax cap being discontinued, the Sag Harbor School District is crafting a long-term fiscal plan in hopes of keeping its faculty and programs intact down the road.

Celebrating the Swedish Christmas Table

Posted on 15 December 2014

As the winter solstice approaches, Scandinavia is plunged into darkness and folks there know they won’t see the sun again in any serious way for months to come. So when the longest nights of the year set in, lighting up the indoors becomes crucial. Food, of course, is key to celebrating any holiday in style and in Sweden the bountiful Christmas table, a Yuletide smorgasbord — or Julbord — laden with an array of delicacies is traditional for making spirits bright.

Bridgehampton Man Charged After Knocking Down Utility Pole

Posted on 15 December 2014

Rafael M. Horcasitas, 53, of Bridgehampton was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and several traffic offenses, after he lost control of his pickup truck and struck a utility pole on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike near the Bay Burger restaurant Sunday evening around 6:30 p.m.

Southampton Town Police said Mr. Horcasitas fled on foot and was located and arrested at his home on the Turnpike about four hours later.

Mixed Nuts: What Happens When the Nutcracker Meets The Grinch?

Posted on 15 December 2014

At this time of year, here are any number of annual traditions that are near and dear to people’s hearts, including Tchaikovsky’s enduring ballet, “The Nutcracker.” From professional big city productions to small town dance companies featuring the tiniest dancing toddlers, December tis the season for Sugar Plum Fairies, Mice Kings and Snow Queens. But each year at Studio 3 in Bridgehampton, the Nutcracker is presented with a twist — a classic mash up, if you will.

Bridgehampton Vigil Calls Attention to Minority Deaths at Hands of Police

Posted on 13 December 2014

More than 40 people converged on the Bridgehampton War Monument on Montauk Highway Friday afternoon for a silent vigil to protest the killings of African Americans and other minorities by American police—and the failure of grand juries to indict the officers involved in the killings.

Holding signs reading “Black Lives Matter,” “Hands Up for Justice,” or bearing the names of victims, the group braved chilly temperatures for nearly two hours as the occasional passing motorist honked a horn in support.

East Hampton Wins $250,000 Grant for Coastal Planning

Posted on 12 December 2014

The Town of East Hampton was awarded a $250,000 grant by the State on Tuesday to develop a Coastal Assessment and Resiliency Plan (CARP).

With No Clear Option for Later Start Times, School District Asks Community for Help

Posted on 12 December 2014

After hosting seven workshops in less than two months, the Sag Harbor School District has made headway on researching ways to move school start times later, but remains far from ready to implement a change.

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A Conversation With

Stefanie Sacks

Posted on 17 December 2014

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN, is a culinary nutritionist who hosts the WPPB radio show “Stirring the Pot.” She spoke about her upcoming book “What The Fork Are You Eating?” which delves into what’s in our pantries, on our plates and what food labels really mean.

Arts

Bay Street Theater Announces “Grey Gardens, The Musical” Will Close 2015 MainStage Season

Posted on 16 December 2014

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater Announced last week it will stage “Grey Gardens,” a musical, as the third production of its 2015 Mainstage Season, which runs May 26 through August 30. “Grey Gardens” will open July 28 and run through August 30, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael [...]

Calendar

Community Calendar, December 18 and December 25

Posted on 18 December 2014

Holiday Happenings THURS DEC 18 Free Holiday Concert, featuring Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger, and Job Potter & Friends, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton. FRI DEC 19 Holiday Hands On Print Craft, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., also on Saturday, Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. (631) 537-0015 or [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds Dec 18, 2014

Posted on 18 December 2014

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Community

Snail of Approval Awarded to North Fork Table & Inn

Posted on 18 December 2014

Slow Food East End announced last week it has awarded its first Snail of Approval to the North Fork Table & Inn in Southold. Since it was founded a decade ago, the North Fork Table & Inn has offered diners a progressive American menu of seasonally inspired, locally sourced biodynamic and organic produce, fresh seafood [...]

Danny Peary on Film

It’s a Wonderful Life Is Even More Wonderful on the Big Screen

Posted on 18 December 2014

Sure, you’ve watched or plan to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on television for the fifteenth or twenty-fifth consecutive December. But did you know that that you can also see Frank Capra’s incomparable Christmas classic in 35mm in a theater in New York City? The IFC Center at 323 Avenue of the Americas, off 4th Street, has been showing it several times a day and that will continue through holidays.

Express Magazines

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.

Government

Condo Plan for Schiavoni Building Put on Hold

Posted on 17 December 2014

The former G.F. Schiavoni Plumbing warehouse on Jermain Avenue, which has been vacant for several years, has most recently served as a tableau for graffitti artists who have painted it with a giant pink whale, the word FREEDUM and a number of tags.

Local Business

Sag Harbor’s Wharf Shop Gears Up for the Holiday Season

Posted on 18 December 2014

Nada Barry and Gwen Waddington, the mother and daughter team behind The Wharf Shop in Sag Harbor, have a holiday tradition of their own: manning their toy store until the last gift of Christmas is purchased on Christmas Eve. But these ladies start gearing up for the holiday months in advance.

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

Woman Claims Police Harassment

Posted on 10 December 2014

A woman who said she was falsely arrested, unlawfully detained, and physically harassed by Sag Harbor Village Police has filed a notice of claim against the village, its police department and Sgt. Thomas Pagano.

Schools

Sag Harbor School Board Votes to Stop Broadcasting Public Input

Posted on 17 December 2014

In an effort to avoid rebroadcasting public statements that could lead to liability issues for the school district down the road, the Sag Harbor Board of Education in a 4-3 vote on Monday agreed to continue videotaping its meetings, but to omit the public input sessions from the broadcast.

Sports

Killer Bees Blast Whalers in Home Victory

Posted on 12 December 2014

Josh Lamison and Matt Hostetter scored 21 points apiece and Charles Manning added 18 as the Bridgehampton boys basketball team picked up its second statement win of the season on Friday, a 77-50 thrashing of the rival Pierson Whalers.

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 [...]