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Update: Pierson Boys Soccer Wins League Championship

Posted on 21 October 2014

Over the last two League VIII boys soccer seasons only two things have slowed down the Pierson Whalers: the Southold Settlers and a bolt of lightening.

One the Whalers will face next Saturday for the second consecutive year for the Suffolk County Class C Championship at Diamond in the Pines Park in Coram. The other? Well, that’s in the hands of a higher power.

Pierson Golf Team Wins First League Title in 51 Years

Posted on 20 October 2014

The dust has finally settled in the hunt for the League VIII golf championship and for the first time since 1963 the Pierson Whalers can call themselves champions.

Payman Maadi on the Small but Powerful Camp X-Ray

Posted on 16 October 2014

Camp X-Ray fits my category “Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.” This Friday Peter Sattler’s beautifully acted, troubling, touching, and important debut feature–which makes it clear why America must close Guantanamo–opens theatrically in New York City and on VOD. The synopsis in the press notes: “A young woman (Kristen Stewart, giving her most mature performance, excels as Amy Cole) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squad mates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (Iranian actor Payman Maadi, who follows the Oscar-winning A Separation with another extraordinary performance), both of their worlds are forever shifted.

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Stella Maris Regional School Property on the Block for $3.5 Million

Posted on 15 October 2014

In 2011, after 134 years, the Stella Maris Regional School, the oldest Catholic school on Long Island, closed at the end of the school year. Now the building is for sale with a listed price of $3.5 million.

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Village Removes Gardner’s Memorial Tree

Posted on 15 October 2014

On Thursday morning a memorial tree originally planted by Sag Harbor Express editor and publisher Victoria Gardner in front of the newspaper office was removed by the Sag Harbor Village Department of Public Works. Sag Harbor Express publisher emeritus Bryan Boyhan, who owns the building at 35 Main Street, said he was not informed of the tree’s removal by the village, but instead was contacted by an employee who noticed the empty plot of dirt marked by an orange pylon that morning.

Pierson Down to the Wire for League Soccer Title

Posted on 15 October 2014

By Gavin Menu Pierson senior soccer star Jack Fitzpatrick went down with a back injury in the first half against Southold last week and so did the Whalers hopes of a second straight undefeated League VIII season. Fitzpatrick scored two first-half goals to give Pierson a 2-0 lead over the Class C rival Settlers, but [...]

Pierson Girls Cross Country Locks Up Undefeated League Season

Posted on 15 October 2014

The Pierson girls cross country team defeated both Shelter Island and Ross at Mashashimuet Park on Tuesday to finish their League VIII season with a perfect 6-0 record.

Whalers Golf Comes Up Short with Title on the Line

Posted on 15 October 2014

Arnold Palmer once called the sport of golf both rewarding and maddening at the same time, words that might have resonated in the minds of the Pierson golf team late Tuesday afternoon.

After notching one of the biggest wins in program history—a 7-2 pounding of the previously unbeaten Southampton Mariners on their own home course—Pierson suffered one of the more painful defeats in recent memory, a 6.5-2.5 loss to East Hampton that might cost the program its first league title in 51 years.

Masters of the Telecaster Come to Bay Street Theater

Posted on 13 October 2014

To understand the jam that is set to unfold at Bay Street Theater this weekend, you must first understand the telecaster guitar as an instrument. Introduced to popular culture in 1950 by Fender, this solid-body electric guitar broadcasted its sound in a way that no other instrument had. The telecaster has been a choice instrument of Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and George Harrison, and has contributed greatly to the sound and history of rock and roll.

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Deconstructing the Sayre Barn

Posted on 13 October 2014

Looking at the Sayre Barn today, you wouldn’t guess that a year or so ago the barn, which dates back to 1825, was in serious danger of completely collapsing in on itself.
But that, in fact, was the case.

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