Whalers’ Season Ends with Loss to Southold

Posted on 21 May 2015

The careers of six Pierson seniors came to a close at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Thursday as the Whalers conceded the Suffolk County Class C Baseball Championship to the Southold settlers, who won their first title since 2003.

Abandoned: Residents Say Village Has Ignored Blight

Posted on 21 May 2015

It’s no surprise that many Sag Harbor residents are up in arms over the wholesale changes that have been occurring in their neighborhoods over the past couple of years.

Members of the preservation organization, Save Sag Harbor, have become a common sight at village meetings, where they frequently offer a thumbs down to the development du jour unveiled in the village’s historic district.

But there is another group of Sag Harbor residents, weekenders mostly, who say the village has ignored a slowly creeping blight spreading across their neighborhoods.

Sag Harbor American Music Festival Celebrates Five Years

Posted on 20 May 2015

When the Sag Harbor American Music Festival started five years ago, no one knew how it would be received. Free music flowing through the streets sounded like a beautiful concept to its founder, Kelly Connaughton Dodds, but she wasn’t sure the community would embrace it. But embrace it has. Whole heartedly.
The festival has grown over the years, in manageable but significant ways. Ms. Dodds isn’t rushing to make it something huge. Though with 500 people filling the Old Whalers’ Church at last year’s kickoff concert with virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, and dozens of businesses supporting the music, it has most certainly become a date on the calendar to cordon off. So mark it: September 25 to 27, 2015.

Schiavoni Leads Sag Harbor Candidates in School Board Race as Budget & Incumbents Win Easy Election

Posted on 20 May 2015

A vote of confidence was clearly levied Tuesday night in the Sag Harbor School District, as residents turned out overwhelmingly in favor of the 2015-16 budget and re-elected two incumbents and one newcomer to the school board by landslide margins.
Bridgehampton voters also overwhelmingly supported that district’s budget and re-elected three board members who ran unopposed.

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Eyes Congress

Posted on 20 May 2015

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has confirmed that she will give up her town position this year and challenge freshman Republican Representative Lee Zeldin in 2016 instead.

Bay Street Theater: “The New Sincerity” Takes on Social Movements and Self Promotion

Posted on 20 May 2015

When a political, cultural or social movement emerges and is poised to change the conversation and direction of the country, who gets to claim that movement as their own? More importantly, on a personal level, when someone gets swept up in that movement how can one discern whether this person is truly working toward advancing the goals of the movement or simply out for a bit of self promotion? These issues also go to the heart of Alena Smith’s play “The New Sincerity” which has its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater next week.

Southampton Residents Show Up To Lend Trustees Support

Posted on 20 May 2015

It was standing room only at a meeting of the Southampton Town Trustees on Monday afternoon, when hundreds of residents showed up to support the board and its 300-year-old authority over town beaches.

Four Decades Later, Retired Suffolk County Officer Recognized for Heroism.

Posted on 20 May 2015

Dennis Delaney was a rookie cop when a call came over his radio on the night of April 6, 1971, reporting that a fellow officer had been shot while responding to a call in Wyandanch. Officer Delaney raced to the scene, arriving there at about the same time as Officer Anthony Pierri.

Remember When? A New Book Shows Montauk as it Used to Be

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk is a place that has been defined by the sea like no other community on the South Fork. Surrounded on water by three sides, Montauk is linked to the rest of Long Island by the Napeague Stretch in the west and Montauk Point Lighthouse in the east. No wonder Montauk is referred to as “The End” by the locals. In her new book “Images of America: Montauk” Robin Strong has assembled a photographic history of the hamlet that revisits its many identities over the years.

Where Did Hess Go?

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk Highway in East Hampton and Southampton Towns became a little less green last week when the familiar Hess gas stations and convenient stores across Long Island were turned into bright red Speedway stations.

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A Conversation With

Dan Mulvihill III

Posted on 20 May 2015

Dan Mulvihill III, an Army veteran and native of Sag Harbor, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Memorial Day services. He spoke about his experience in the military, and how it shaped his life.

Arts

Bay Street Theater: “The New Sincerity” Takes on Social Movements and Self Promotion

Posted on 20 May 2015

When a political, cultural or social movement emerges and is poised to change the conversation and direction of the country, who gets to claim that movement as their own? More importantly, on a personal level, when someone gets swept up in that movement how can one discern whether this person is truly working toward advancing the goals of the movement or simply out for a bit of self promotion? These issues also go to the heart of Alena Smith’s play “The New Sincerity” which has its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater next week.

Calendar

Community Calendar, May 21 – May 28

Posted on 18 May 2015

Community members will gather in celebration of renowned artist and sculptor William “Bill” King on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street in East Hampton will a reception to follow. For more information, visit guildhall.org.

Classifieds

Classifieds May 21, 2015

Posted on 21 May 2015

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Community

Sag Harbor American Music Festival Celebrates Five Years

Posted on 20 May 2015

When the Sag Harbor American Music Festival started five years ago, no one knew how it would be received. Free music flowing through the streets sounded like a beautiful concept to its founder, Kelly Connaughton Dodds, but she wasn’t sure the community would embrace it. But embrace it has. Whole heartedly.
The festival has grown over the years, in manageable but significant ways. Ms. Dodds isn’t rushing to make it something huge. Though with 500 people filling the Old Whalers’ Church at last year’s kickoff concert with virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, and dozens of businesses supporting the music, it has most certainly become a date on the calendar to cordon off. So mark it: September 25 to 27, 2015.

Danny Peary on Film

TFF: A Devoted Father Rescues His Innocent Son from Prison in the Shocking Documentary Dream/Killer

Posted on 22 May 2015

Dream/Killer fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. For now, Andrew Jenks’s fascinating and disturbing documentary about our faulty justice system is playing on the festival circuit. Thirty-year-old Ryan Ferguson was one of the nicest people I met at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. After I interviewed him and his father, Bill, Ryan and I ran into each other a few minutes later and we chatted about basketball and life in Florida. He was polite, cheerful, and so easy to hang out with, that I was almost tempted to take him up on his offer to play hoops with him and his dad sometime.

Express Magazines

Hamptons Aristocrat Offers Sustainable, Organic Fine Dining for Those on the Go

Posted on 18 May 2015

When Lexi Stolz started frequenting the East End 10 years ago, like other weekenders she had to face the traffic and crowds and quickly learned just how difficult it can be to make even a simple dinner reservation.
“It always felt like Fridays were a disappointment,” said Ms. Stolz. “You know, we’re out here after a long week, and we don’t want to fight the crowds. I thought to myself that I can’t be the only one feeling this way.”

Government

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Eyes Congress

Posted on 20 May 2015

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has confirmed that she will give up her town position this year and challenge freshman Republican Representative Lee Zeldin in 2016 instead.

Local Business

Local Advertising Firm Wins 13 Awards

Posted on 20 May 2015

One of the East End’s leading marketing and advertising firms, blumenfeld + fleming last week won six platinum and seven gold awards in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards Competition.

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

Bridgehampton Fire Department Called to World Pie

Posted on 23 May 2015

The Bridgehampton Fire Department was called to World Pie on Main Street at about 9:30 a.m. for what was described as a smoky basement fire.

Schools

Schiavoni Leads Sag Harbor Candidates in School Board Race as Budget & Incumbents Win Easy Election

Posted on 20 May 2015

A vote of confidence was clearly levied Tuesday night in the Sag Harbor School District, as residents turned out overwhelmingly in favor of the 2015-16 budget and re-elected two incumbents and one newcomer to the school board by landslide margins.
Bridgehampton voters also overwhelmingly supported that district’s budget and re-elected three board members who ran unopposed.

Sports

Whalers’ Season Ends with Loss to Southold

Posted on 21 May 2015

The careers of six Pierson seniors came to a close at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Thursday as the Whalers conceded the Suffolk County Class C Baseball Championship to the Southold settlers, who won their first title since 2003.

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 [...]