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Airport Curfews

Posted on 01 July 2015

After more than two decades of hearing that nothing could be done to limit the noise coming from East Hampton Airport, there were smiles when a federal judge this week ruled that in fact East Hampton Town was within its rights when it adopted nighttime curfews earlier this year.

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Happy Fourth of July?

Posted on 01 July 2015

We’re trying, we really are, to put on a brave face, but the traffic that has tied Sag Harbor in knots as we head into the Fourth of July weekend has got us thinking that maybe all those locals who have been pulling up stakes and leaving town might be on to something.

John Stango Brings Americana Pop Art to Bridgehampton

Posted on 24 June 2015

Art is in John Stango’s blood.
The Philadelphia-based pop-art painter is the son of a talented artist, and the cousin of an American illustrating icon.
Mr. Stango’s artistic talents were cultivated and encouraged early on by his mother, Frances Elaine Rockwell, who was also a painter and lover of the arts. Mr. Stango didn’t discover until later on that that there was to be another major artistic influence in his life, his mother’s relative, Norman Rockwell.

Peter Jennings’ Commitment to Community Showcased through Jazz for Jennings

Posted on 24 June 2015

The late Peter Jennings, a legendary newscaster, was a man of grace, intelligence, and compassion. In 1996, Mr. Jennings and his wife, television and documentary producer Kayce Freed Jennings, hosted an event at their house in Bridgehampton to support The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, who had provided critical support services to needy families in the East End since 1954. The fundraiser became a tradition, and the Jennings’ annual gathering of internationally famous jazz musicians was a fundamental element sustaining the good and vital works of the BHCCRC.

Besieged

Posted on 27 May 2015

Like the little girl in the horror movie “Poltergeist,” year-round East End residents can be heard whispering “They’re ba-ack!” every year as the Memorial Day weekend arrives.

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.

Hossein Amini Takes on Highsmith’s “The Two Faces of January”

Posted on 25 September 2014

Two Faces of January fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. This clever, atmospheric, splendidly acted cat-and-mouse thriller is opening in New York Friday at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston Street and AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street.

Bay Street Theater to Make Sag Harbor Funnier this Weekend

Posted on 08 September 2014

When it comes to this weekend’s HarborFest, one “marina” in town will harbor chuckles and snickers rather than cabin cruisers and sailboats, and that is New York-based comic Marina Franklin, who will headline the first fall installation of Joe Vecsey’s “All Star Comedy Show” this Saturday, September 13, at Bay Street Theater at 8 p.m.

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For the Love of Roses

Posted on 08 September 2014

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…”

~Antoine de St. Exupery, The Little Prince

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Why Here? Musicians on the Influence of the East End: Nancy Atlas

Posted on 26 August 2014

Nancy Atlas spent her childhood in Commack. The daughter of an avid fisherman, she began coming out to the East End with her family from the time she can remember. Eventually, her family bought a house at Lazy Point when she was 7. “We spent any day off there we could,” she says, laughing. “It was literally 1970’s jump into the station wagon, pee in the mayo jar and head out east.” At 17, she moved to England to attend Cambridge University, where she studied art and art history, with an eye toward a career as a graphic artist in the advertising business.

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