Fire Engulfs Amagansett Residence

Posted on 18 April 2014

At 1:43 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Amagansett Fire Department was activated for a report of a structure fire on Miankoma Lane.

Cause of Route 114 Collision Under Investigation

Posted on 18 April 2014

At 11:49 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16 the East Hampton Fire Department was dispatched to Route 114 north of Stephen Hands Path for a report of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. An investigation is ongoing into what caused the collision.

Small Batch Food Producers Get a Kitchen of Their Own

Posted on 16 April 2014

Imagine a farmer searching for ways to get the most out of a bumper crop of strawberries this June. Besides selling them by the quart, along with every other farmer whose crop has just come in, he might want to try his hand at making jam to sell at the farmers market later in the season. The same might be true of a cook who wants to use local tomatoes to sell the sauce her friends have been raving about for years.

Typically, one of the biggest logistical roadblocks for such entrepreneurs is a place where they can produce their small batch food products and not run afoul of state agriculture and markets law or county health department regulations.

That changed this week when Stony Brook Southampton and Amagansett Food Institute announced that the college had reached an agreement to rent the sprawling commercial kitchen in its Student Center to the institute.

Ross Students Offered a Lesson in the Transience of Life

Posted on 16 April 2014

In 1961, two years after Communist China invaded Tibet, 8-year-old Tenzin Yignyen and his parents fled their homeland for India, where they found refuge with other exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala.
Their possessions were gone, and their life uprooted, but rather than giving into hatred toward the Chinese and distrusting the world, the Yignyens—like many other Tibetan families—turned to compassion.
“War is the worst, and it cannot solve any problems; Love and kindness is the fundamental source of our happiness,” Lama Tenzin, now an ordained Buddhist monk, told students in a presentation at the Ross School Friday morning.

East End Heroin Task Force Formed to Battle Growing Threat

Posted on 16 April 2014

State government leaders announced this week an initiative aimed at combating heroin abuse on the East End, as law enforcement, public health and court officials acknowledged the growing threat the drug—and other opioids—in Suffolk County.

Goats to Munch Away Invasive Plants in Greenbelt

Posted on 16 April 2014

It’s been nine years since the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt began their effort to transform Vineyard Field in Bridgehampton back to native grassland after it was overgrown by an invasive plant species. Now goats will join the fight in stemming the tide of the unwanted autumn olive.

“With My Own Eyes” Explores Arab Culture with Sag Harbor Resident Ken Dorph

Posted on 16 April 2014

Ken Dorph has lived with a polygamous family in Morocco, was kidnapped in Mexico City and picked olives with Palestinians next to an Israeli settlement. In his career in international banking, Mr. Dorph, a longtime Sag Harbor resident, has traveled the world, meeting people and learning about their respective cultures, histories and prejudices. In all his travels over a 40-year career, Mr. Dorph says he has never encountered a people so misunderstood by Americans as Arabs.

Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor Finds Support

Posted on 16 April 2014

A long dormant plan to create a waterfront park next to what is now the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge was revived in October, and on Monday residents and the non-profit Save Sag Harbor came out in support of the venture.

Lawsuit Over Deer Cull Sent Back to Suffolk County

Posted on 15 April 2014

A lawsuit filed against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Village of North Haven, and the Long Island Farm Bureau, over efforts to reduce the deer herd, will be heard in a Suffolk County court, as opposed to one in Albany County, according to a decision handed down by the State Supreme [...]

Local is Always Better, Says Carpenter of New Gig at Page at 63 Main

Posted on 15 April 2014

Workers are still building a rooftop garden to grow fresh salad greens and vegetables and completing a back terrace serving area at Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor, and the restaurant’s new chef, James Carpenter, who arrived just two weeks ago after his most recent stint at East Hampton Point, is busy himself, pulling together a new menu in time for the coming summer season.

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A Conversation With

Peter Boody

Posted on 16 April 2014

Peter Boody of North Haven, who has enjoyed a long career as a newspaper editor on the East End, but whose first love has always been aviation, talks about his new job as an assistant to Jim Brundige, the manager of the East Hampton Airport.

Arts

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.

Calendar

Calendar – April 17-May 1

Posted on 15 April 2014

Catherine Deneuve and her sister Françoise Dorléac play twins living in the picturesque seaside village of Rochefort, Delphine teaches dance while Solange composes and gives piano lessons, in “The Young Girls of Rochefort.” The film screens this Saturday, April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. As the girls dream of success and romance in the far-off big city, they don’t realize that true love may be just around the corner.
In French with English subtitles.

Classifieds

Classifieds April 17, 2014

Posted on 17 April 2013

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Community

“With My Own Eyes” Explores Arab Culture with Sag Harbor Resident Ken Dorph

Posted on 16 April 2014

Ken Dorph has lived with a polygamous family in Morocco, was kidnapped in Mexico City and picked olives with Palestinians next to an Israeli settlement. In his career in international banking, Mr. Dorph, a longtime Sag Harbor resident, has traveled the world, meeting people and learning about their respective cultures, histories and prejudices. In all his travels over a 40-year career, Mr. Dorph says he has never encountered a people so misunderstood by Americans as Arabs.

Danny Peary on Film

Japan’s Greatest Monster Breathes Once Again

Posted on 16 April 2014

You can already see the trailer on television for the latest epic version of Godzilla that opens theatrically on May 16. More interesting is that from April 18 to 24 the Film Forum on Houston Street in New York City will be showing Godzilla: The Japanese Original, a sixtieth anniversary restoration, including new subtitles, of Japan’s most successful monster movie, Ishiro Honda’s Gojira.

Government

East End Heroin Task Force Formed to Battle Growing Threat

Posted on 16 April 2014

State government leaders announced this week an initiative aimed at combating heroin abuse on the East End, as law enforcement, public health and court officials acknowledged the growing threat the drug—and other opioids—in Suffolk County.

Local Business

Pork & Craft Beer Festival Announced at Topping Rose House

Posted on 15 April 2014

The Topping Rose House (toppingrosehouse.com) on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will host a Pork & Craft Beer Festival Saturday, May 3. Guests can sample craft beers from nearby Long Island breweries such as Moustache, Greenport, Crooked Ladder and Southampton Public House, while the afternoon’s menu will include hand-carved pork belly schwarma, charcuterie, terrines & rillettes, chicharrones and bacon [...]

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

Several Departments Called in to Battle Bridgehampton Blaze

Posted on 19 April 2014

Several fire departments on the South Fork were called in by the Bridgehampton Fire Department to battle a blaze on Dune Road in Bridgehampton early Saturday morning.

Schools

Ross Students Offered a Lesson in the Transience of Life

Posted on 16 April 2014

In 1961, two years after Communist China invaded Tibet, 8-year-old Tenzin Yignyen and his parents fled their homeland for India, where they found refuge with other exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala.
Their possessions were gone, and their life uprooted, but rather than giving into hatred toward the Chinese and distrusting the world, the Yignyens—like many other Tibetan families—turned to compassion.
“War is the worst, and it cannot solve any problems; Love and kindness is the fundamental source of our happiness,” Lama Tenzin, now an ordained Buddhist monk, told students in a presentation at the Ross School Friday morning.

Sports

Bonac Boys Lacrosse Drops a Pair

Posted on 16 April 2014

For 30 minutes at Westhampton Beach High School on Tuesday, players for the East Hampton boys lacrosse team had an upset victory on their minds. That was until the Hurricanes blew open a 2-2 tie in the second half to claim a 10-3 victory that sent the Bonackers home with a 1-5 record in Division II play.

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 [...]