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Ernest Schade

Posted on 27 October 2011

The former owner of an 18th century — and presumed haunted — building on Main Street talks about believing in ghosts and what might be hereafter. So, do you believe in ghosts? Unequivocally. Why is that? From personal experiences. There are two that have made their presence known to me. Oh, where? For many years I owned [...]

Organizers Plan to Continue Occupying the Hamptons

Posted on 16 October 2011

As in hundreds of towns and cities around the globe on Saturday, people disenchanted with banking and the world economy gathered on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor to protest what they say is a corrupt and broken system. In sympathy with the four-week old Occupy Wall Street movement, speaker after speaker climbed up on a [...]

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Group Plans to “Occupy the Hamptons” on Long Wharf

Posted on 14 October 2011

It’s unclear how many will attend, but sympathizers with the Occupy Wall Street movement will be occupying the Hamptons this weekend. Or, perhaps more specifically, they will be occupying Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. To date there are about 30 “followers” to the Occupy the Hamptons Meet Up page, and about 16 “occupiers going” to [...]

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Annual HarborFest Schedule is Set

Posted on 06 September 2011

The annual celebration of Sag Harbor’s maritime history returns this weekend, September 9-11. In addition to old favorites like whaleboat racing and the clam chowder tasting, new events include an underwater archaeological exploration off Long Wharf, a bucket brigade the whole family can participate in and a lobster roll eating contest. Here’s a schedule so [...]

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Dispute Over IGA’s Future

Posted on 12 August 2011

By Bryan Boyhan One of the oldest businesses on Sag Harbor’s Main Street is the subject of a bitter family dispute that may result in it being forced out. The owners of Schiavoni’s IGA Market, Michael and Jennifer Schiavoni, have received notice from the building’s owner that if they do not agree to a substantial [...]

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Low Impact and Detail Oriented

Posted on 08 July 2011

by Bryan Boyhan There’s a television commercial for a men’s clothing store where we are told, if we do business with them, we’re going to like the way we look. Guaranteed. It’s a similar experience patrons of the Sweetwaters French Style Dry Cleaning in Wainscott are told they can expect. And while owner Charles Garland [...]

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Don’t Even Think of Parking Here

Posted on 24 June 2011

Some residents of Northampton Colony have an issue with parking. Their issue is they don’t want you parking there. So on the eastern stretch of Noyac Bay Avenue, which ends at a quiet beach, don’t even think about it, even though you may be tempted to launch your kayak, fly a kite or gather shells [...]


Susan Morrissey and Kim Vaughn

Posted on 27 May 2011

The Sag Harbor LVIS members on the challenges of fundraising, decorating the village streets and why there may be no flowers next year. So I hear the flowers are in danger, what’s the problem? MORISSEY We just don’t have the manpower and membership to support traditional fundraisers. It takes a lot of people. VAUGHN Active [...]

Theinert’s Troop Visits

Posted on 18 May 2011

By Bryan Boyhan About 25 members of Lt. Joseph Theinert’s Banshee Troop will arrive on the East End today to pay their respects to the family of the young Shelter Island man who was killed last June while serving in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. Lt. Theinert, who split his time between Sag Harbor and Shelter [...]

Express Wins 21 NYPA Awards

Posted on 13 April 2011

A total of 171 newspapers from across the state submitted 2,634 entries. The Express earned a first place plaque in the most competitive category, feature story, for a piece written by Marissa Maier about the flooding in a Sag Harbor neighborhood last March (the judges said “Good imagery helps the reader experience what residents experienced.”). [...]