Across The Americas: Taking the Road Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on 24 November 2014

Late November is upon us, and in the days ahead, people from all over the country will take to the road as they head out to visit family and friends for the holidays. By January, most folks will be back at their desks, either in the office or the classroom, looking forward to the next time they can get away. But what if you didn’t have to be back? What if you could leave all your personal and professional commitments behind and set out on a journey with no time constraints and only the open road and endless possibilities ahead? Where would you go?

A Man is Drawn to the Blues

Posted on 24 November 2014

Jake Lear is an impressive guitar player who, despite the fact he was raised in Vermont, Sag Harbor and East Hampton, has a love of (and a talent for) blues and roots music from the Mississippi Delta. It’s an incongruity that Mr. Lear can readily explain.

Mass Casualty Drill Held in East Hampton

Posted on 23 November 2014

Photography by Michael Heller. An East Hampton Town-wide Multi-Casualty Drill was held at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett on Sunday, November 23. The drill was organized by Chief David King of the Springs Fire Department, and the incident was commanded by Assistant Chief Alan Bennett of the Amagansett Fire Department using standard National Incident Management (NIMS) [...]

Alumni Artists on Display at the Ross School

Posted on 22 November 2014

Their artistic pursuits have taken them to coveted galleries, television studios and the country’s best art schools, but, working across mediums and the world, the 19 artists in this month’s Alumni Art Exhibition have one thing in common: they cultivated their creativity at the Ross School.

Updated Communications Plan for Sag Harbor School District

Posted on 22 November 2014

Seven months after the Sag Harbor School District Communications Committee presented its recommendations to the school board for better communications, Superintendent Katy Graves on Monday, November 17, offered her view of how to best move forward.

Opponents Urge DEC To Require Environmental Study for Sand Land

Posted on 21 November 2014

More than 70 environmentalists, politicians and neighbors of a sand mine, composting and concrete recycling business in Noyac filled the Bridgehampton Community House on Wednesday, November 19, to ask the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to require an environmental impact statement on its plans to expand its mining operations, which sit above one of Long Island’s largest aquifers.

A Bumper Scallop Season is Celebrated

Posted on 19 November 2014

East End baymen and diners alike have grown accustomed to scallop seasons that begin with a bang but end with whimper in a matter of days. But this year has been different, with an abundance of the tasty shellfish being harvested from the bays and finding their way to local tables.

Cormaria Celebrates 65 Years as a Retreat House

Posted on 19 November 2014

In 1949, with just $100 in her pocket, Mother Frances Dunne set out to transform a stately summer home into a retreat for those in need of some peace and quiet. And this Sunday, November 23, Cormaria will celebrate its 65th anniversary of Mother Dunne’s dream coming true.

Towns, Villages to Hold Hearings on Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 19 November 2014

A regional effort to eliminate most plastic shopping bags will be the subject of public hearings before both the East Hampton and Southampton town boards this week.

East Hampton Unveils Car Charging Station at Town Hall

Posted on 18 November 2014

The Town of East Hampton unveiled its latest move toward sustainability on Friday, November 14—an electric car charging station.

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A Conversation With

Cathy Creedon

Posted on 21 November 2014

Cathy Creedon has been the executive director of the John Jermain Memorial Library since 2007. She discusses how the renovation of the library building is going and an upcoming fundraiser to restore the library’s historic terrazzo floor.

Arts

In “Finding Five,” Nancy Stewart Bagshaw Encourages Grieving Families to Remember Lost Loved Ones

Posted on 25 November 2014

For those growing up on the East End, beachcombing is as much a hobby as swinging at playgrounds or riding bikes. Children traverse the shorelines for hours, finding beach glass, washed up blue crabs and rare shells, skipping rocks and chasing seagulls.

Calendar

Community Calendar, November 13 to November 20

Posted on 13 November 2014

Outdoors SAT NOV 15 Old Farm Road Cleanup, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, 8 a.m., meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road in Sagaponack. Leader: Sandra Ferguson, (631) 537-3752. Tuckahoe Hill to Tuckahoe Swamp Loop, Southampton Trails Preservation Society, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meet at the Kurt Billing Memorial Trail kiosk on [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds Nov 20, 2014

Posted on 20 November 2014

  AUTOMOTIVE   AUTOMOBILE DONATIONS   DONATE YOUR CAR TO WHEELS FOR WISHES, benefiting Make-A-Wish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 631-317-2014 Today!   AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE   2006 LEXUS RX SUV. Fully loaded, excellent condition, $9,000. 2007 Toyota Sienna, fully loaded, 70,000 miles, very good condition, $14,000. Call [...]

Danny Peary on Film

Sanjay Rawal Shocks and Enlightens Us in Food Chains

Posted on 20 November 2014

By Danny Peary Food Chains fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  This week this important documentary (which is narrated by Forest Whitaker) about the exploitation of farm workers in America, opens nationally, including at the IFC Center and Quad Cinema in New York City.  You may have seen executive producer Eva [...]

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

East Hampton, Southampton Town Budgets Due

Posted on 19 November 2014

The weeks of discussions and negotiations over annual budgets are coming to an end on Thursday, November 20, when the town boards of East Hampton and Southampton will be required by state late to adopt their 2015 operating budgets.

Local Business

Sag Harbor Florist Brings Natural World to Thanksgiving Tables

Posted on 18 November 2014

Unseasonably warm weather may have distracted from the fact that Thanksgiving is little more than two weeks away, meaning those hosting family for a holiday feast would do well to begin planning for the impending festivities.

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

Mass Casualty Drill Held in East Hampton

Posted on 23 November 2014

Photography by Michael Heller. An East Hampton Town-wide Multi-Casualty Drill was held at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett on Sunday, November 23. The drill was organized by Chief David King of the Springs Fire Department, and the incident was commanded by Assistant Chief Alan Bennett of the Amagansett Fire Department using standard National Incident Management (NIMS) [...]

Schools

Alumni Artists on Display at the Ross School

Posted on 22 November 2014

Their artistic pursuits have taken them to coveted galleries, television studios and the country’s best art schools, but, working across mediums and the world, the 19 artists in this month’s Alumni Art Exhibition have one thing in common: they cultivated their creativity at the Ross School.

Sports

Pierson Boys Basketball Rebuilds for New Season

Posted on 25 November 2014

Anytime you lose a player like Forrest Loesch, whose energy and ability drove the Pierson boys basketball team over the last two seasons, there are going to be holes to fill.

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 [...]