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Sagg Bridge Stalemate Continues

Posted on 23 April 2014

The Village of Sagaponack and Southampton Town remain at a stalemate over Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor’s plan to forge ahead with a controversial plan to replace the Sagg Bridge.

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Mental Evaluation Ordered for Sagaponack Resident in Arson Case

Posted on 23 April 2014

A psychological evaluation has been ordered for former Sag Harbor resident David Osiecki, after the 54-year-old was charged with arson in connection with a fire that seven fire departments battled at an oceanfront residence in Bridgehampton last weekend.

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Parents Urged To Be Vigilant in Battle Against Addiction

Posted on 23 April 2014

The pain and suffering addiction to heroin and other narcotics can cause a family was brought home Tuesday night when survivors of Gabriel Phillippe, a 15-year-old Center Moriches boy who died of a drug overdose four years ago to the day, took part in a forum on the growing epidemic of teen drug and alcohol abuse at Joshua’s Place in Southampton.

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Formula Business Legislation Earns Mixed Reviews in East Hampton

Posted on 23 April 2014

Legislation aimed at limiting formula-business stores in historic districts throughout East Hampton Town drew dozens of supporters to a public hearing Thursday night, while at the same time a handful of critics urged the board to exercise caution in moving forward.

Hampton Classic Unveils 2014 Poster Art

Posted on 21 April 2014

The Hampton Classic Horse Show announced Monday that Julie Freund, a native of Westtown, New York, has been selected as its 2014 poster artist. The Hampton Classic will return to Bridgehampton August 24 to 31 for its 39th year of equestrian competition. “In many of my paintings I like to take the everyday images that [...]

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Fit4Mom is Fit for Sag Harbor

Posted on 20 April 2014

Like many first-time mothers, Brooke Cracco fell instantly in love with her newborn twin sons, William and Dean. But her pregnancy and her sons’ premature entry into the world, had not been without their challenges.
While her children were healthy, Ms. Cracco found that motherhood was an isolating experience.
That was until one day, less than a year ago, when she bundled up the twins for a daily walk on a boardwalk in Sunken Meadow Park near her home in Northport.
“There was a mom instructing a group of 20 women, each with a stroller,” said Ms. Cracco. “And these girls were sweating and crunching and singing to their babies. I needed that. And so I took my first class.”
What Ms. Cracco didn’t know was in taking that first Stroller Strides and Fit4Mom class she was about to embark on a journey that would change the shape of not only her body, but also her professional career.

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Peter Boody

Posted on 16 April 2014

Peter Boody of North Haven, who has enjoyed a long career as a newspaper editor on the East End, but whose first love has always been aviation, talks about his new job as an assistant to Jim Brundige, the manager of the East Hampton Airport.

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Small Batch Food Producers Get a Kitchen of Their Own

Posted on 16 April 2014

Imagine a farmer searching for ways to get the most out of a bumper crop of strawberries this June. Besides selling them by the quart, along with every other farmer whose crop has just come in, he might want to try his hand at making jam to sell at the farmers market later in the season. The same might be true of a cook who wants to use local tomatoes to sell the sauce her friends have been raving about for years.

Typically, one of the biggest logistical roadblocks for such entrepreneurs is a place where they can produce their small batch food products and not run afoul of state agriculture and markets law or county health department regulations.

That changed this week when Stony Brook Southampton and Amagansett Food Institute announced that the college had reached an agreement to rent the sprawling commercial kitchen in its Student Center to the institute.

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Ross Students Offered a Lesson in the Transience of Life

Posted on 16 April 2014

In 1961, two years after Communist China invaded Tibet, 8-year-old Tenzin Yignyen and his parents fled their homeland for India, where they found refuge with other exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala.
Their possessions were gone, and their life uprooted, but rather than giving into hatred toward the Chinese and distrusting the world, the Yignyens—like many other Tibetan families—turned to compassion.
“War is the worst, and it cannot solve any problems; Love and kindness is the fundamental source of our happiness,” Lama Tenzin, now an ordained Buddhist monk, told students in a presentation at the Ross School Friday morning.

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East End Heroin Task Force Formed to Battle Growing Threat

Posted on 16 April 2014

State government leaders announced this week an initiative aimed at combating heroin abuse on the East End, as law enforcement, public health and court officials acknowledged the growing threat the drug—and other opioids—in Suffolk County.

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