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Doug Mercer

Posted on 13 June 2012

By Claire Walla A Conversation with Doug Mercer the proponent of fostering healthier eating habits on the East End who founded the Wellness Foundation in East Hampton in 2005. The organization will hold its first benefit later this month. The Wellness Challenge promotes eating an all vegan diet for six weeks, eliminating meat and dairy. What’s [...]

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Local Kid Attends Program At Naval Academy

Posted on 13 June 2012

By Claire Walla This year, roughly 4,800 high school students applied to the United States Naval Academy’s Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program. Of them, only 400 were accepted. And one of them is from Sag Harbor. “I knew I wanted to apply half-way through seventh grade,” explained Sean Toole, who’s just finishing his [...]

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Drug-Sniffing Dogs Brought to Pierson

Posted on 13 June 2012

By Claire Walla Last Thursday around 8:45 a.m., Pierson Middle/High School Principal Jeff Nichols got on the intercom and told students to remain in their classrooms.  Suffolk County Police were on the premises, he explained — drug-sniffing dogs in tow. Two dogs from the county’s K-9 unit performed a quick sweep of middle and high [...]

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Incumbents Run Unopposed in North Haven

Posted on 13 June 2012

By Claire Walla This Tuesday, North Haven Village will see an uncontested election, with trustees George Butts and Diane Skilbred, as well as Mayor Laura Nolan all up for reelection. Nolan, who will be running for her sixth term in office, includes in her list of achievements: financial stewardship (maintaining the same tax rate for [...]

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District to Lease Lots to Ferry Operator

Posted on 06 June 2012

Despite opposition from neighbors, the Sag Harbor Board of Education unanimously decided to lease two of the parking lots at Pierson High School to Peconic Jitney, the new company seeking to operate a ferry service between Sag Harbor and Greenport this summer.

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Sag Harbor Native Jeremy Brandt To Challenge Thiele

Posted on 06 June 2012

By Claire Walla The bid to represent the second district in the New York State Assembly will be fought right here in Sag Harbor. Native Sag Harborite Jeremy Brandt, 36, who now lives in Hampton Bays, this week announced he will run with the Republican endorsement against incumbent Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. — also [...]

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Fee Increases Discussed in North Haven

Posted on 06 June 2012

By Claire Walla North Haven Village Board members are considering raising the fee associated with obtaining a certificate of occupancy in the village from $100 to $150. At a village board meeting on Tuesday, June 5, Village Clerk Georgia Welch explained that the last time the board raised this fee was in 2007, at which [...]

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Board Questions Operation of YARD Summer Beach Program

Posted on 06 June 2012

By Claire Walla The future of the Youth Advocacy and Resource Development (YARD) summer beach program is in flux. Again. And the Sag Harbor Board of Education remains at a standstill. Last year around this time, school board members discussed the feasibility of continuing to run the summer beach program at Long Beach in Sag [...]

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Man In Sag With Cross To Bear

Posted on 01 June 2012

By Claire Walla If you were in Sag Harbor last Friday, June 1, you might have run into a man named Robert Wood. (Hint: he was the one carrying the giant 35-pound cross.) Wood has been traveling the length of Long Island since Tuesday, when he set out on this journey — entirely on foot [...]

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Fleming Announces Run For Senate

Posted on 01 June 2012

In a video announcement on Wednesday, May 31, Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming unveiled her campaign for the New York State Senate. The seat is currently held by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, who has held the position since 1976. In an interview on Friday, Fleming said she’s decided to make a bid for the long-held [...]

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