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Claes Brondal

Posted on 10 November 2011

The musician and organizer of the November 10 All That Jazz benefit concert at Bay Street Theatre on Sag Harbor’s music scene, jamming on Thursdays and musicians who crash and burn. How did the benefit concert come about? It actually came about in April of this year, and we were initially shooting for a May [...]

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Police Identify Man Who Drowned Off Long Wharf

Posted on 07 November 2011

A New Jersey man visiting a family member’s Sag Harbor summer home with his fiancée last weekend, tumbled off the end of Long Wharf Saturday night and drowned. Suffolk County Homicide Detectives identified the man as Christopher Valentine, 56, of Parsippany, N.J. There was no evidence of criminality, a spokesperson for the county homicide department [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]