Sag Harbor School District Will Look Into Later Start Times

Posted on 01 October 2014

In an effort to listen to both concerned parents and tired students, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Monday announced its goal to review options for a later school day start time.

Bridgehampton Test Scores Fall in Wake of Common Core

Posted on 01 October 2014

Following the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards last year and the immediate alignment of student assessments to the new curriculum, Bridgehampton School saw its scores on standardized tests drop across the board.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Proposes $71.5 Million Budget

Posted on 01 October 2014

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell presented his proposed $71.5 million budget for the town in 2015 last week.

On Thursday, September 25, Mr. Cantwell released his tentative budget, which calls for a $1,490,349 increase in spending over this year. The proposed budget is $204,051 below the state-mandated 2-percent tax levy cap.

Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton Voters Approve Library Budgets, Elect New Members

Posted on 01 October 2014

Sag Harbor voters overwhelming approved the John Jermain Memorial Library’s $2.4 million budget by a 198-32 margin on Monday.

East Hampton Farm Museum to Revive the Past

Posted on 01 October 2014

In 1900, on the cusp of the 20th century, East Hampton was still a sleepy, farming and fishing community, with a growing summer colony, whose residents lived a life apart from the town’s year-round inhabitants. Modern conveniences, like electricity and indoor plumbing, were a luxury reserved for the well off. Other inventions, so common today, like the automobile, were still a novelty, rarely, if ever seen on local streets.

Lighthouse Lantern Finds a New Home

Posted on 01 October 2014

Following a short procession with a police escort, the lantern, which once graced the top of the Cedar Island Lighthouse, made its way from the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard to a temporary home on the grounds of the Sag Harbor Historic and Whaling Museum on Friday morning.

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Proposes $88.5 Million Budget for Southampton

Posted on 01 October 2014

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst presented Southampton Town’s $88.5 million proposed operating budget for 2015 on Tuesday, September 30.

Fire Marshal: Tree Limb to Blame for Sagaponack Fire

Posted on 30 September 2014

A fire that destroyed a barn on Town Line Road just north of Parsonage Lane in Sagaponack early Sunday morning was caused when a tree limb fell on a primary electric wire, which then came in contact with the building, the Southampton Fire Marshal’s office said this week. The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called out shortly [...]

Arrest in Bridgehampton Home Invasion

Posted on 30 September 2014

Southampton Town Police on Tuesday said they had arrested a man last week they said was responsible for a Bridgehampton home invasion in August.

Brady Wilkins Named New Peconic Baykeeper

Posted on 26 September 2014

Brady Wilkins’s new position as Peconic Baykeeper was announced by the organization’s board of directors in a press release on Thursday, September 25.

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A Conversation With

Brady Wilkins

Posted on 01 October 2014

Last week, Brady Wilkins was named the new Peconic Baykeeper. Here he discusses how teaching and a lifelong love of water led him to become the new advocate for the waterways of the Peconic and the South Shore.

Arts

No Longer a Man’s World: Women Painting Women Opens at RJD Gallery

Posted on 30 September 2014

It’s probably not something that most art lovers think about or even notice. But in fact, in galleries around the country, male artists are typically represented in far greater numbers than their female counterparts.

Calendar

Calendar, September 25 Through October 2

Posted on 26 September 2014

Outdoors FRI SEP 26 Walking Dunes Hike, 2 p.m. New York State Parks Department. Meet at Hither Hills State Park, 164 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk. Contact Latisha White: (631) 668-2554. SAT SEP 27 Northwest Harbor Walk, 10 a.m., East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, meet at the Northwest Harbor County parking area on Northwest Landing Road, [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds Oct 2, 2014

Posted on 02 October 2013

  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!   EMPLOYMENT   HELP WANTED   HOTEL FRONT DESK- Our season continues year-round! Sag Harbor Inn is seeking friendly candidates w/excellent customer service and telephone skills. [...]

Community

Shellfishing in Northwest Creek

Posted on 01 October 2014

Citing water quality improvements, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on September 24 announced that it would reopen shellfish harvesting in some 300 acres of Suffolk County waters in East Hampton, Southold and Babylon towns. Among the areas to be reopened are 88 acres in Northwest Creek, which will be “seasonally certified,” meaning [...]

Danny Peary on Film

The Two Stars on The Two Faces of January

Posted on 01 October 2014

Two Faces of January fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. And as I wrote here last week, “This clever, atmospheric, splendidly acted, cat-and-mouse thriller is playing in New York city at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston Street and AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street. I also wrote: “Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel was adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Hossein Amini (Jude, Drive, Killshot, Wings of a Dove) and Amini’s directorial debut is impressive. Viggo Mortensen is Chester, a sophisticated and wealthy American, who has brought his young second wife, Colette, played by Kirsten Dunst, to do some sightseeing in Greece. They meet a likable penny-ante conman, Rydal, a smart, young, Greek-speaking American tour guide, played by Oscar Isaac.

Government

ARB Remains Undecided on Jefferson Street House

Posted on 01 October 2014

The Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last week was again unable to reach a decision on the application of Evan DiPaolo who wants to build a new house at 10 Jefferson Street.

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

Blowouts and Workouts

Posted on 29 September 2014

Elements Fitness Studio at 66 Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village and BLOW Hampton at 59 the Circle, also in the village, are teaming up for “Beauty to the Barre” on Friday, October 3. Elements is the East End’s newest barre fitness studio and BLOW is the area’s first blowout bar. BLOW Hampton will offer [...]

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

Fire Marshal: Tree Limb to Blame for Sagaponack Fire

Posted on 30 September 2014

A fire that destroyed a barn on Town Line Road just north of Parsonage Lane in Sagaponack early Sunday morning was caused when a tree limb fell on a primary electric wire, which then came in contact with the building, the Southampton Fire Marshal’s office said this week. The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called out shortly [...]

Schools

Sag Harbor School District Will Look Into Later Start Times

Posted on 01 October 2014

In an effort to listen to both concerned parents and tired students, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Monday announced its goal to review options for a later school day start time.

Sports

Pierson Volleyball Wins at Ross

Posted on 01 October 2014

Pierson sophomore Maizy Guyer is the epitome of the Lady Whalers girls volleyball team: young and talented with a bright future ahead.

Guyer led the Lady Whalers with 30 serves, including 15 aces, along with 20 assists during a 3-1 win over the Ross School on Monday. Every set was close, with the edge ultimately going to the Lady Whalers by scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, and 25-21.

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 [...]