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Tales from the Dark Side

Posted on 30 August 2012

By Claire Walla   There’s a certain type of person that comes to the Hamptons. He or she bears a certain type of je ne sais quoi, a demeanor so difficult to pin down by adjectives and clearly defined labels, this person is best conveyed by anecdotes: The man who offers a relative stranger a [...]

The Unexpected

Posted on 24 August 2012

There’s a new show at the Museum of Natural History running through December 2 called, “Spiders Alive!” Where the innovative, sadistic curators have combined real, live (the kind that will make you real dead), polycarbonate-reinforced glass-encased spiders — with sculptural interpretations. Like one of a male, golden-orb spider, 70 times life size, orbing from the [...]

Bench Dedicated to Zebrowski in Marine Park

Posted on 10 August 2012

A small crowd gathered in Sag Harbor’s Marine Park on Friday morning to dedicate a bench to Dolores Mulvihill Zebrowski. Zebrowski has been a long time supporter of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society and has personally donated property to the Society. She was also notable for allowing members of the public to hike on her [...]

Petition Pushes for Vote for Empty Seat

Posted on 10 August 2012

By Amanda Wyatt What was a few weeks ago a smattering of voices urging the Sag Harbor School Board to elect, rather than appoint, its new member, is now something resembling a movement. For slightly over a week now, a petition to hold elections for the vacant school board seat left by Walter Wilcoxen’s resignation [...]

The Culture of Generosity

Posted on 03 August 2012

In this wealthy community of lavish parties, high profile people, over-sized houses, and over-priced almost everything else, it’s encouraging to learn about another affordable housing complex being built. By November 2012, St. Michaels Housing complex in Amagansett, a 40 unit affordable housing project, paid for with HUD funds and property sold by Amagansett’s St. Michaels [...]

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Head Outside

Posted on 20 July 2012

by Al “Big Time” Daniels Everyone has been suffering from the intense heat of late. There have been high temperatures and a lot of humidity. It has definitely taken its toll on the fishing. With bay water temps almost 80 degrees the fish have been looking for some cooler water. The mainstay porgies are hanging [...]

It’s Haze and Osprey-Breakwater Yacht Club

Posted on 29 June 2012

Last Wednesday the Breakwater Yacht Club Summer Cup Series continued its season, with a clutch victory by Purple Haze, piloted by Lee Oldak and Dan Kalish. They took the Division I race with a corrected time of 1:53.43. Donald Filipelli’s “Caminos” took second with a time of 1:53:58, followed by Bruce Tait’s Buckaroo, which crossed [...]

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Ferry Rates Bumped

Posted on 29 June 2012

Those taking the ferry from North Haven to Shelter Island will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets this summer, as the Suffolk County Legislature approved an increase in rates on June 19, with most fares going up by between 13 and 16 percent. The roundtrip fare for a car and driver, for [...]

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Principal Proposes New Program To Help ESL Students

Posted on 13 June 2012

By Claire Walla English as a Second Language (ESL) learners at Pierson Middle/High School are typically not at the top of their class. According to statistics presented at the most recent school board meeting, Monday, June 2, ESL students typically underperform on Regents Exams, often failing altogether. Of nine ESL students who took the Regents [...]

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Sag Harbor CAC Attendance Wanes

Posted on 13 June 2012

Claire Walla If you haven’t been to a Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting recently, you’re not alone. Attendance at the community meetings has waned in recent months, last Sunday playing host to just two attendees — one of whom was the co-chair leading the meeting. The duo briefly discussed issues affecting Southampton Town, [...]

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