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The Two Stars on The Two Faces of January

Posted on 01 October 2014

Two Faces of January fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. And as I wrote here last week, “This clever, atmospheric, splendidly acted, cat-and-mouse thriller is playing in New York city at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston Street and AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street. I also wrote: “Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel was adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Hossein Amini (Jude, Drive, Killshot, Wings of a Dove) and Amini’s directorial debut is impressive. Viggo Mortensen is Chester, a sophisticated and wealthy American, who has brought his young second wife, Colette, played by Kirsten Dunst, to do some sightseeing in Greece. They meet a likable penny-ante conman, Rydal, a smart, young, Greek-speaking American tour guide, played by Oscar Isaac.

Sag Harbor Main Street Named a Top Street

Posted on 01 October 2014

As if we didn’t know it already.

Choked with traffic though it may be in the summer and nigh deserted come February, Sag Harbor’s Main Street is still one of the top 10 “Great Streets in America” for 2014, according to the American Planning Association.

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ARB Remains Undecided on Jefferson Street House

Posted on 01 October 2014

The Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review last week was again unable to reach a decision on the application of Evan DiPaolo who wants to build a new house at 10 Jefferson Street.

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Shellfishing in Northwest Creek

Posted on 01 October 2014

Citing water quality improvements, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on September 24 announced that it would reopen shellfish harvesting in some 300 acres of Suffolk County waters in East Hampton, Southold and Babylon towns. Among the areas to be reopened are 88 acres in Northwest Creek, which will be “seasonally certified,” meaning [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on 01 October 2014

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Southampton Hospital and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at the hospital have planned a slew of events to increase awareness and raise funds to support local breast cancer survivors, starting with the lighting of a Pink Ribbon Tree at the Southampton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

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Medical Marijuana Waiver Sought

Posted on 01 October 2014

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand this week urged the U.S. Department of Justice to grant New Yorkers immediate access to a strain of medical marijuana, mostly commonly known as “Charlotte’s Web,” before legalization is implemented in the state.

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San Gennaro Feast This Weekend

Posted on 01 October 2014

The annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons will take place this weekend in Hampton Bays with a parade, food, music, fireworks and a carnival. The festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5 on Good Ground Road next to the Long Island Rail Road tracks.

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Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton Voters Approve Library Budgets, Elect New Members

Posted on 01 October 2014

Sag Harbor voters overwhelming approved the John Jermain Memorial Library’s $2.4 million budget by a 198-32 margin on Monday.

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East Hampton Farm Museum to Revive the Past

Posted on 01 October 2014

In 1900, on the cusp of the 20th century, East Hampton was still a sleepy, farming and fishing community, with a growing summer colony, whose residents lived a life apart from the town’s year-round inhabitants. Modern conveniences, like electricity and indoor plumbing, were a luxury reserved for the well off. Other inventions, so common today, like the automobile, were still a novelty, rarely, if ever seen on local streets.

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Lighthouse Lantern Finds a New Home

Posted on 01 October 2014

Following a short procession with a police escort, the lantern, which once graced the top of the Cedar Island Lighthouse, made its way from the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard to a temporary home on the grounds of the Sag Harbor Historic and Whaling Museum on Friday morning.

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