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Discover 3-Year-Old, $5 Million Error

Posted on 26 March 2009

Blaming human error, a discovery of an unallocated $4.9 million from the 2005-2006 budget year has further muddied the financial waters at Southampton Town Hall. In addition, the issue has created a greater schism on the town board. On Monday, Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot and Deputy Supervisor Bill Jones held a press conference to [...]

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Gateway Approval Celebrated by Fans

Posted on 26 March 2009

Generally at town board meetings, audience members are asked not to clap or boo for any project that is up for discussion — but on Tuesday night, the Southampton Town board room erupted in applause after three resolutions pertaining to the Sag Harbor Gateway Study were unanimously adopted. The Sag Harbor Gateway Study represents a [...]

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Wiggleboy at The Steven Talkhouse – Alex’s Promise Benefit

Posted on 25 March 2009

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Supervisor Explains $5 Million Discrepancy in ’05-’06 Fund

Posted on 24 March 2009

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League of Women Voters Sways, Recruits Pierson Student Voters

Posted on 20 March 2009

  In an attempt to get seniors at Pierson High School registered to vote, the League of Women Voters (LWV) visited the school on Tuesday with an exercise to demonstrate the importance of the voting process. The demonstration mirrored many recent elections, with differing opinions as far right — and left — as it gets. [...]

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Sagaponack Budget comes in just over $500,000

Posted on 20 March 2009

On Monday, at their regular board meeting, the Sagaponack board of trustees were given their first look at Mayor Don Louchheim’s tentative budget. The spending plan is expected to be just over half-a-million dollars and residents may be seeing a slight reduction in their property taxes if the tentative budget is adopted. Louchheim gave his [...]

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Anna Throne-Holst

Posted on 19 March 2009

The Southampton Town Councilperson on forming a coalition to address immigration on the East End, confronting conflicting ideals and what the coalition cannot do.   When the coalition first began – what were some of the immediate goals you hoped for concerning immigration? Our goals were to try to get people from all parts of [...]

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Buddies on Skates

Posted on 13 March 2009

There were plenty of slips, flips and falls, but more laughs than anything else at Buckskill Winter Club last week when students of Sag Harbor Elementary School took over the ice-skating rink. Kindergartners were partnered up with their fifth grade “buddies” who helped the younger kids maneuver around the ice. Though this wasn’t the first [...]

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Gateway Plan Gains Support

Posted on 12 March 2009

Though there have been many meetings on the changing face of the gateway into Sag Harbor from Bridgehampton, Tuesday’s Southampton Town Board meeting was the first public hearing since the plan was amended in December to include a larger study area. The Gateway Study, as it has come to be known, is an examination by [...]

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Big Fix Could Cost $7 mil

Posted on 12 March 2009

After a semester’s worth of meetings on a facility study, the Sag Harbor School District’s long-range planning committee finally brought their suggestions to the board of education on Monday evening. Their suggestions came from a report completed in February 2007 by BBS Architects and Engineers, P.C., and on Monday the district’s architect was invited to [...]