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Eating What You Grow: A Farm Works to Preserve the Culture of Food

Posted on 02 March 2011

Emily J. Weitz For 15 generations, the decisions made at and about Sylvester Manor, which comprises 243 acres on Shelter Island, were in the hands of one person. As a family-owned and operated estate since 1652, the fate of the place was always at the mercy of the head of the family. But that is [...]

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Code Helps Real Estate Go Mobile

Posted on 17 February 2011

By Bryan Boyhan Computer technology has rapidly changed the way we choose to make our purchases. We buy music and videos online, make our vacation reservations online, and each Christmas more and more people are buying their holiday gifts over the Internet, replacing in some cases the glossy catalogues that jam our mailboxes. The benefits [...]

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HarborFrost a Success, Despite a Light Rain

Posted on 09 February 2011

A little cold rain didn’t deter more than a thousand people from popping open their umbrellas and pulling up their hoods to help Sag Harbor celebrate the winter in the inaugural HarborFrost on Saturday. Visitors to Main Street were treated to the art of ice sculptors Fear No Ice who carved a throne on Long [...]

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Altschuler Concedes Congressional Race to Bishop

Posted on 08 December 2010

By Bryan Boyhan Ending the last contested race this year for a seat in the U.S. Congress, Republican candidate Randy Altschuler conceded the election Wednesday morning, offering his congratulations to Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop in the First Congressional District. “I entered this race because I was worried about the future of our nation,” Altschuler said [...]

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Starry Starry Nights: Lost in December’s Stars

Posted on 03 December 2010

by Richard Gambino On some dry clear nights, long after the late autumn sun’s cool last blaze, I look up at the sky in one of the places where it is not obliterated by electric lights. It takes my soul’s breath away. Such a vast brightness of countless stars. There are some 100 billion stars [...]


Sag Harbor Man Perishes in Tractor Accident, Had Hopes of a Farming Career

Posted on 03 December 2010

By Bryan Boyhan Cutting short a dream of a career in farming, a Sag Harbor man working in the fields of the farm at the Quail Hill Preserve in Amagansett, was crushed to death on Tuesday morning, November 30, beneath the wheel of a tractor he was operating. Joshua M. Levine, 35, had been operating [...]

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Short Term Costs for Long Wharf Could be Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Posted on 02 December 2010

By Kathryn G. Menu According to a report compiled by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works and sent to Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride, while Long Wharf has “no structural deficiencies,” short term repairs to the wharf will cost the village about $340,000 should Sag Harbor Village officials decide to take the county up [...]

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Jobs for Artists? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Posted on 05 November 2010

by Helen A. Harrison Jobs, jobs, jobs—the top three issues in Tuesday’s Congressional elections. Will the 112th Congress do anything to lower the unemployment rate? Even if they do, it’s not likely to benefit artists. Heck, there’s already a federal jobs program for them on the books. So why aren’t artists all across the country [...]

Former Mayor Robert Freidah Dies at 80

Posted on 21 October 2010

Former Sag Harbor mayor and East Hampton School District superintendent Robert Freidah died on Wednesday, October 20. He was 80 years old. Born in Queens, NY on June 21, 1930, he was the son of Percy and Mabel Bennett Freidah. Mr. Freidah attended PS 69 and William Bryant High School in Queens before attending Hofstra [...]

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Noyac Has a New Place to Vote

Posted on 21 October 2010

Noyac voters will find themselves casting their ballot in a new location next month. After decades of voting in the Old Noyac School House on the south side of Noyac Road, residents in election districts 2 and 36 will cross the street and move a bit further east to cast their votes in the Community [...]

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