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John de Poo

Posted on 14 March 2014

John de Poo, a wonderful, humorous, and kind man, died on Feb 20, 2014 in Key West, Florida. He was born on April 18, 1924, and was the son of Isabelle Anti de Poo and Dr. Julio de Poo – the founder of de Poo Hospital in Key West. His father and grandfather were both doctors who practiced originally in Havana, Cuba. He was a descendant of the poet Martina Pierra de Poo and explorer Fernando de Poo. John was proud that he had been able to swim in the warm waters of “Playa de Poo” in Asturias, Spain.

Hopes Run High for Pierson Baseball

Posted on 12 March 2014

There’s a banner hanging in the Pierson High School Gym that honors championship baseball teams from years past. It filled up last spring as the Whalers fell just two wins shy of a New York State Class C Championship, and if this year’s roster of returning players lives up to its potential, then the time to order a new banner has arrived.

McGowin Shooting for “High A” Ball

Posted on 12 March 2014

By Gavin Menu Pierson alum Kyle McGowin has spent the last three weeks working out in Tempe, Arizona at the spring training complex of the Los Angeles Angels, the Major League Baseball club that drafted McGowin in the fifth round of last year’s draft. McGowin, 22, on Tuesday said he would be in Tempe through [...]

Shared Program Between Pierson and East Hampton Strong This Spring

Posted on 12 March 2014

A large contingent of athletes from Pierson High School will make the daily trek down Route 114 for practice this spring as part of the shared athletic programs with East Hampton.

Bridgehampton Man Faces Murder Charges

Posted on 08 March 2014

Suffolk County Police arrested Brandon Davis, 19, of Bridgehampton on Friday and charged him with the murder of Taleik Bristel, of Medford. Davis faces charges of murder in the second degree, a felony. He will be arraigned Saturday morning at First District Court in Central Islip. According to police, the arrest comes after an investigation [...]

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The Hampton Library Announces HVAC Solution

Posted on 05 March 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Hampton Library has entered a contract with H2M Architects + Engineers to engineer a solution to fix the library’s geothermal water source heat pump systems—a heating and air conditioning system constructed as a part of the library’s $6 million expansion in 2009. The total cost of installing the geothermal [...]

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DEC Will Revise Mute Swan Proposal

Posted on 05 March 2014

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced it is considering changes to a draft mute swan management plan following public outcry over plans to kill or capture all mute swans in the state by 2025. According to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens, over the past five weeks, the DEC has received more than [...]

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Lady Whalers Fall To Friends in Long Island Final

Posted on 04 March 2014

The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team’s dream season came to an end Tuesday night with a 54-44 loss to Friends Academy in the Long Island Class C Championship at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.

Hugs Not Drugs to Kick Off Fundraising Initiative for Local Non Profits This Week

Posted on 04 March 2014

Sag Harbor School Superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso and Jennifer Ponzini, president of the elementary school PTA celebrate the PTA’s new collaboration with the non-profit Hugs Not Drugs.  The non-profit Hugs Not Drugs will kick off its joint fundraising effort with the Sag Harbor Elementary School PTA, the East Hampton YMCA and Southampton Youth Services on [...]

Ralph Kiner and Elizabeth Taylor

Posted on 28 February 2014

By Danny Peary Like many of you, I was deeply sadden by the death this month of baseball’s legendary Ralph Kiner (pictured, left with Danny Peary; photo by Carol Summers), a Hall of Fame player with the Pittsburgh Pirates (and Cubs and Indians) and broadcaster for the New York Mets from their inception in 1962 [...]