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Great Street Honored

Posted on 15 October 2014

Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, a member of the American Planning Association, the organization that named Sag Harbor’s Main Street one of the 10 “Great Streets in America” earlier this month, presented a proclamation to that effect to the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday.

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Posted on 15 October 2014

This weekend, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a “Homecoming” service on Sunday at its meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

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Paid Ambulance Job Nixed for Now

Posted on 15 October 2014

One of the few large spending increases proposed in this year’s bare-to-the-bones budget for Sag Harbor Village, was a line item to allocate $63,500 to hire an administrator to oversee the operations of the all-volunteer Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps and provide the village with a paid first responder.

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Stacy Quarty

Posted on 15 October 2014

The president of Lucia’s Angels and vice president of the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital discusses efforts to fight breast cancer and a new initiative, “Give Where You Live,” which aims to encourage donations to local charities of all types.

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Posted on 15 October 2014

An East Hampton landlord received a sentence of five years’ probation today from a Suffolk County judge for his plea of guilty to charges of unlawful surveillance and other crimes in a 23-count indictment, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Judge Sentences East Hampton Landlord to Probation for Unlawful Surveillance

Posted on 09 October 2014

An East Hampton landlord received a sentence of five years’ probation Thursday from a Suffolk County judge for his plea of guilty to charges of unlawful surveillance and other crimes in a 23-count indictment, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a press release. Donald Torr, 71, had seven cameras placed in the bedrooms, [...]

Gabriel at the HIFF: An Interview with Lou Howe and Rory Culkin

Posted on 09 October 2014

Gabriel fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. For now it’s on the festival circuit and you can see it in East Hampton at the Hamptons International Film Festival, October 9-13. I recommend it. Set on Long Island and in New York City, first time writer-director Lou Howe’s touching coming-of-age film about a mentally-ill young man features a terrific, thoughtful performance by Rory Culkin.

Preserving the Past for the Future

Posted on 09 October 2014

Community volunteers learned about restoring historic burying sites this weekend at the area’s oldest graveyard – the Old Southampton Cemetery – during workshops led by preservation expert Joel Snodgrass.
Funded by the historic division of the Southampton Town Clerk’s Office, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer said the weekend was invaluable to ensuring her records are as comprehensive as they can be.
“That’s exactly what these stones are,” Ms. Schermeyer said at Friday’s workshop. “They’re records, so it’s great that people are doing their part to help see that things like this are being preserved.”

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“Gabriel” a Local Highlight at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Posted on 09 October 2014

This weekend, the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) offers a full slate of documentary, narrative and short films at theaters in East Hampton, Southampton, Montauk, Westhampton Beach and right here in Sag Harbor.
The festival runs from Thursday to Monday and films featured in the HIFF represent perspectives by filmmakers from around the globe. But also in the mix are movies made closer to home and among the offerings in this year’s Views From Long Island section is “Gabriel,” an indie film from writer/director Lou Howe which will screen at the Sag Harbor Cinema this Friday evening.
The film is Mr. Howe’s first feature-length project. It garnered some favorable buzz at the Tribeca Film Festival when it premiered there in April — and much of the film was shot right here on the East End, including in Sag Harbor.

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MTA Budget Plan Skewered

Posted on 08 October 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. last week said he was vehemently opposed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposal to fund its $32 billion 2015-19 capital program with the MTA Payroll tax. If this plan were to be implemented it would essentially make the tax permanent because the payroll tax would be used to [...]