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Whiplash’s Director Damien Chazelle on His First Jazz Movie and Himself

Posted on 28 February 2015

I could write a book about how much I usually disagree with Academy Award selections—wait, I already did!—but I must say I was delighted that writer-direct Damien Chazelle’s riveting semiautobiographical Whiplash sneaked off with three Oscars (it was nominated five times).) The biggest one was for supporting actor J.K. Simmons as the smiling martinet jazz band leader who makes life miserable for but, perhaps inadventently, pushes defiant young drummer Miles Teller to greatness.

Sag Harbor ZBA Zooms in on Harbor Market

Posted on 27 February 2015

The top-to-bottom review of the proposed Harbor Market & Kitchen continued on Thursday, February 26, when the matter was taken up by the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Sag Harbor Again To Consider Paid EMTs

Posted on 25 February 2015

A plan to hire part-time paramedic and critical care EMTs to provide backup to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps took front and center stage when the Sag Harbor Village Board met Wednesday afternoon to discuss its budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Grant for Project MOST

Posted on 25 February 2015

State Farm Insurance has awarded Project MOST, the East Hampton after-school program, with a $31,000 grant to create Google Chrome labs at the John Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton and the Springs School, where Project MOST offers its daily programs.

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The Ice Man Cometh to Sag HarborFrost

Posted on 25 February 2015

Scott Rella is an artist; ice is his medium. But it wasn’t always. When he attended the New York Academy of Art, Mr. Rella made sculptures of marble and other more traditional materials. And he garnered respect in the art world: he was featured in Sculpture Magazine and granted the Public Art Award. During that time, his sculptures were also displayed at Vorpal Gallery in Soho, and he won first place for Art in Public Places. But there was something about creating with ice that attracted him magnetically, and when he found it in 1982, it was the beginning of a life’s work.

Community Calendar: February 26 – March 5

Posted on 25 February 2015

  Outdoors SAT FEB 28 Seal Hike, 10 a.m., Montauk Lighthouse Concession Building, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, $4 for adults; $3 for children ages 3 to 18. (631) 668-5000, ext. 200. Big Reed Pond, 10 a.m., East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, meet at Big Reed Pond County Park in Montauk, 5 to 6 miles. Leader: [...]

“Clyborne Park” Opens March 12 At Hampton Theatre Company

Posted on 25 February 2015

“Clybourne Park”—the wickedly funny and provocative play by Bruce Norris about how the different faces and shades of racism can make a straightforward real estate transaction anything but—will be the third production of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 30th anniversary season. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play opens on March 12 at the Quogue Community [...]

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Almond Expands Into Tribeca

Posted on 25 February 2015

Chef Jason Weiner now has another Almond to love, which brings the count up to four if one considers his lovely wife – namesake to the now three Almond restaurants owned by Mr. Weiner and partner, Eric Lemonides – as the brand-new Tribeca location had its official opening last Wednesday night.

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Pierson Students Earn Choral Society of the Hamptons Scholarships

Posted on 25 February 2015

Four South Fork high school seniors have won this year’s scholarships for voice training from the Choral Society of the Hamptons, including three students from Pierson High School. The Society established the scholarship program more than two decades ago and has awarded scholarships to several dozen students, a number of whom have gone on to [...]

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Heat Rises Over New Harbor Market Roof

Posted on 24 February 2015

Saying they would not have approved plans to move mechanical equipment like air conditioning and heating units to the roof if they knew the intended scope of the work, members of the Sag Harbor Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review sent the developers of the Harbor Market & Kitchen back to the drawing board on Monday.