Sag Harbor Teacher’s Trip to Malawi a Life-Changing Experience

Posted on 27 August 2014

Kryn Olson left Malawi in tears. Ms. Olson, a science teacher at the Sag Harbor Elementary School, wasn’t crying because she had a bad trip. It was, in fact, quite the opposite.

Sag Harbor Pre-K Program Now Under Full Control of District

Posted on 27 August 2014

The Sag Harbor School District announced late Wednesday that its prekindergarten program, which has operated under SCOPE since its inception in 2010, would move under the full control and supervision of the district starting this year.

Petitions Due for Library Elections; Five Openings in Bridgehampton, Three in Sag Harbor

Posted on 27 August 2014

The deadlines to submit petitions for positions on the board of trustees of both the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library are this week.

Bret Parker Raises Money By Conquering His Fears

Posted on 27 August 2014

Bret Parker is a husband, father, skydiver and lawyer, and if all goes according to plan, by next month he will also be a triathlete. While this may not seem particularly newsworthy, it is important to mention that not only does Mr. Parker have Parkinson’s disease, he is deathly afraid of water. But he has resolved to conquer his fear in order to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Most Recent Project in Bridgehampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

After months of anticipation, sweat and hard work, a Bridgehampton family finally has a real place to call home, thanks in no small part to Habitat for Humanity of Peconic.

PSEG Gets an Earful in East Hampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

There was hardly a spare seat in the house on Tuesday, August 26, for an informational session and public hearing hosted by the State Department of Public Services on PSEG Long Island’s Utility 2.0 Long-Range Plan.

Bridgehampton CAC Briefed on CVS, Landmarks Law and Takes Aim at Leaf Blowers

Posted on 27 August 2014

Members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee seemed somewhat encouraged by a Southampton Town Planning Board meeting when plans for the much maligned, proposed CVS pharmacy were discussed for the first time.

East Hampton Wins $9.9 Million Federal Grant to Acquire Flood-Prone Properties

Posted on 27 August 2014

The Town of East Hampton announced on Tuesday, August 26, that is has been awarded a $9.9 million federal grant to purchase a number of properties in Amagansett in order to turn them into protective storm buffers.

The Captains, Mates and Widows of Whaling Return to Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 August 2014

Some of the subjects of Sabina Streeter’s portraits visited her Madison Street studio over the winter, while others haven’t been in the building for nearly 200 years.

Long Island Potato Festival Announces Winners of Mashed Potato Sculpting and Other Contests

Posted on 26 August 2014

If there’s one thing Long Island’s good at, it’s potatoes. The first annual Long Island Potato Festival, celebrating the skill that creates such beloved gems as potato chips and French fries, kicked off Sunday, August 10, at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

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A Conversation With

Toshi Shiga

Posted on 27 August 2014

A graduate of Sag Harbor’s prekindergarten program, Toshi Shiga is on the verge of entering kindergarten at Sag Harbor Elementary School on Wednesday, September 3. A lover of the Ninja Turtles, video games and girls, Toshi grew up in Sag Harbor—and some would argue that he’s still growing. He discusses his plans for the first day of school, kindergarten and looming adulthood.

Arts

The Captains, Mates and Widows of Whaling Return to Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 August 2014

Some of the subjects of Sabina Streeter’s portraits visited her Madison Street studio over the winter, while others haven’t been in the building for nearly 200 years.

Calendar

Calendar August 28 through September 11

Posted on 25 August 2014

Jean Holabird’s painting from “Three Views of Sag Harbor” at Canio’s Gallery Outdoors SAT AUG 30 Jacob’s Farm Hike, 9 a.m., East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, meet at the parking area on Red Dirt Road, Amagansett, 2.5 miles, free. Leader: Eva Moore, (631) 238-5134. Whiskey Hill Loop, 10 to 11 a.m., Southampton Trails Preservation Society, [...]

Classifieds

Classifieds Aug 21, 2014

Posted on 21 August 2013

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Community

Petitions Due for Library Elections; Five Openings in Bridgehampton, Three in Sag Harbor

Posted on 27 August 2014

The deadlines to submit petitions for positions on the board of trustees of both the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library are this week.

Danny Peary on Film

John Lithgow on Love Is Strange

Posted on 21 August 2014

Love Is Strange fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. Ira Sachs’ moving character piece opens this Friday in New York and L.A., and will expand to Long Island theaters on September 19. Sachs wrote the script with Mauricio Zacharias, his collaborator on his previous, semiautobiographical film, Keep the Lights On.

Government

Over 300 Show Up to Discuss Aircraft Noise in East Hampton

Posted on 27 August 2014

More than 325 people from all over the East End turned up to a special meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the East Hampton Airport.

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

Furnishing Coastal Homes on the East End

Posted on 20 August 2014

Patricia McGrath believes that everything she sells in her store has a potentially perfect home. Coastal Home on Bridgehampton’s Main Street sells new and vintage art, furniture and home finishings to Hamptonites looking for that coastal, homey feel.

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

Multiple Injuries in East Hampton Village Car Accident

Posted on 17 August 2014

At least two people were injured in a car accident in East Hampton Village on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Schools

Sag Harbor Teacher’s Trip to Malawi a Life-Changing Experience

Posted on 27 August 2014

Kryn Olson left Malawi in tears. Ms. Olson, a science teacher at the Sag Harbor Elementary School, wasn’t crying because she had a bad trip. It was, in fact, quite the opposite.

Sports

Sporting Events Raise Funds for Local Charities

Posted on 22 August 2014

Thrill seeking philanthropists found a home on the East End over the weekend with a host of fundraising events highlighting an action packed weekend across land and sea.

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 [...]