Restoring History: Inside Look at the Nathaniel Rogers House

Posted on 30 March 2015

Next Thursday, John Eilertsen of the Bridgehampton Historical Society leads a tour of the Nathaniel Rogers House in the center of Bridgehampton. This will be the public’s first peek inside the classic Greek Revival structure which, after decades of neglect, is being renovated and restored by the historical society in a joint effort with Southampton Town, which owns the property. While the exterior is looking pretty good, Mr. Eilertsen admits people may be disappointed when they see what’s inside. That’s because $2 million doesn’t go very far these days.

Joe Markowski Named Buildings and Grounds Supervisor for Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 25 March 2015

Joseph Markowski, a longtime employee of Sag Harbor schools who has continued to serve the district on a volunteer basis since his retirement, was appointed buildings and grounds supervisor, a new position in the district, on Monday, March 23.

First Full Draft of Sag Harbor School District Proposed Budget Presented

Posted on 25 March 2015

In the first review of the entire proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year, Sag Harbor School District officials unveiled over $37.4 million in spending, the bulk of which will go to employee benefits and salaries.

Page Tangles With Sag Harbor Planning Board Again

Posted on 25 March 2015

The uneasy cease-fire in the battle between Page at 63 Main and Sag Harbor Village officials over the restaurant’s expansion efforts ended when the village planning board again took up the application on Tuesday, March 24.

Julie Andrews Looks Back on 50 Years of “The Sound of Music”

Posted on 25 March 2015

In March of 1965, the United States was in a state of turmoil. Malcolm X had just been assassinated, civil rights marchers were beaten by state troopers in Selma, Alabama and on the West Coast civil unrest would lead to the Watts Riots in Los Angeles later that year. Meanwhile, audiences around the country were flocking to theaters to see a film that seemed to offer an antidote to all the upheaval — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” which was based on the Broadway blockbuster and premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on March 2, 1965.

Bridgehampton CAC Review Deer Management, Water Quality Programs

Posted on 25 March 2015

Two guest speakers took up a large portion of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, March 23, explaining issues and answering questions about two of the biggest concerns on the East End: water quality and deer population.

Southampton Town Names First Female Lieutenant

Posted on 25 March 2015

Just over a month after filing a sexual discrimination suit against Southampton Town, Susan Ralph became the town’s first-ever female police lieutenant when she was promoted from sergeant by the town board during a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, March 24.

Verizon Work at Ferry Slips

Posted on 25 March 2015

Starting today, Thursday, March 26, and continuing through the end of April, travelers to and from Shelter Island will see construction vehicles blocking regular access on the eastern lane of Route 114 near the South Ferry’s North Haven slips.

Fire Destroys East Hampton House of Hard Rock Cafe Co-Founder

Posted on 24 March 2015

Seven fire departments spent most of the afternoon and evening of March 18 battling a fire that destroyed the East Hampton house of Hard Rock Café co-founder Peter Morton.

BEE-lieve It! Bridgies Are State Champs Once Again

Posted on 21 March 2015

In an arena where words like glory and history are tossed around like popcorn, a new generation of Killer Bees built on one of the greatest traditions around with a 62-49 victory over New York Mills in the New York State Class D Championship, earning the program’s ninth state title in the process.

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A Conversation With

James Carpenter

Posted on 25 March 2015

James Carpenter is the executive chef of Page at 63 Main. He spoke about an event for children taking place at the restaurant this weekend and about Page’s ever-growing aquaponic garden.

Arts

When Life Gets You Down, Get to The Joshua Show

Posted on 30 March 2015

Three years ago when Joshua Holden performed a 10-minute puppet slam piece in Chicago, little did he know he was on the brink of inventing a whole new life for himself. But with The Joshua Show, a full-length performance piece which grew out of that short offering, Mr. Holden has done just that. Along the way he has also found his place in the world — and being true to oneself is really what the Joshua Show is all about.

Calendar

Community Calendar, March 26-April 2

Posted on 25 March 2015

  Outdoors FRI MAR 27 Seal Haulout Walk, East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, 10 a.m., meet at Camp Hero Road in Montauk, 3-miles. Leader: Eva Moore, (631) 238-5134 or ehtps.org. SAT MAR 28 Seal Hike, 9 a.m., Montauk Lighthouse Concession Building, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, $4 for adults; $3 for children ages 3 to 18. [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds March 26, 2015

Posted on 26 March 2015

  ANNOUNCEMENTS ADOPTION   ADOPTION: A childless young married couple, hands on mom/devoted dad (she-31/ he-37) seeks to adopt. Financial security, expenses paid. Call/ text Mary & Adam 1-800-790-5260   A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES, our wish is a baby to love. We’re a loving, educated, close family. Expenses paid. Danny/Lorraine 1-866-997-7171. [...]

Danny Peary on Film

Should We All Celebrate “The Sound of Music” 50 Years Later?

Posted on 14 March 2015

Following a Julie Andrews-Lady Gaga tribute at the Oscars, Twentieth-Century Fox is launching a year-long campaign to celebrate The Sound of Music’s 50th Anniversary. A highlight will be the theatrical release of a restored version of the film on April 19 and 22. Also, four new books and a themed Princess Cruise are scheduled. But before any of that comes the home entertainment release this week.

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

Hearing Set on Wetland Law

Posted on 25 March 2015

The Sag Harbor Village Board earlier this month voted to extend the moratorium on processing wetlands permits until June 1 and scheduled an April 14 hearing on its revised wetlands law.

Local Business

Local Physical Therapist Returns Home to Open Boutique Facility in Sag Harbor

Posted on 31 March 2015

High-tech machines and manipulators are dotted around the room in East End-native George Wilson’s new boutique physical therapy facility, which overlooks Bay Street, boat slips and the resident brace of ducks.

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

Southampton Town Names First Female Lieutenant

Posted on 25 March 2015

Just over a month after filing a sexual discrimination suit against Southampton Town, Susan Ralph became the town’s first-ever female police lieutenant when she was promoted from sergeant by the town board during a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, March 24.

Schools

Joe Markowski Named Buildings and Grounds Supervisor for Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 25 March 2015

Joseph Markowski, a longtime employee of Sag Harbor schools who has continued to serve the district on a volunteer basis since his retirement, was appointed buildings and grounds supervisor, a new position in the district, on Monday, March 23.

Sports

Sidelines: Sustained Excellence

Posted on 24 March 2015

Teams competing at the Class D level in New York State come from schools in which the total enrollment can be no more than 169 students. Bridgehampton High School, which over the weekend won its ninth state championship in boys basketball, has a total enrollment of 41 students, only 20 of whom are boys.

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 [...]