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Big Fix Could Cost $7 mil

Posted on 01 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 [...]

Salute for A Hero: Navy Cross for Jordan Haerter; President Singles Out Sag Harbor Native in Friday’s Speech

Posted on 27 February 2009

A week after Sag Harbor’s L/Cpl Jordan Haerter was honored posthumously with the Navy Cross for his act of heroism saving the lives of dozens of fellow Marines from a suicide bomber last year, he was singled out in President Barack Obama’s speech this Friday morning, February 27, at Camp LeJeune, where Haerter had done [...]

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Middle Schoolers Working on their Form

Posted on 26 February 2009

Pierson middle school basketball coach Jonathan Tortorella watched his seventh grade team, including Katherine Matthers practice their dribbling form on Tuesday. That youngest set of Lady Whalers open their season at home this afternoon hosting Hampton Bays at 4:30 p.m. The eighth grade team dropped their home opener to East Hampton Tuesday and travel to [...]

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Girl’s JV Finishes 50/50

Posted on 26 February 2009

The Pierson girl’s Junior Varsity Basketball team showed improvement throughout the season — even though they dealt with a number of setbacks. “We improved a great deal, especially the first year JV players,” Coach Haley Luzim said on Monday. Those first year JV players included Ryan Duffy, Sam Kamper, Rachel Saidman, Nina Hemby and Amber [...]

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Area Students May Get to Choose Pierson

Posted on 26 February 2009

The Sag Harbor School district is “moving slowly,” but moving none the less on trying to get more students to come to the district on a tuition basis, with Superintendent Dr. John Gratto leading the initiative. Right now, students in schools in Amagansett, Springs, Wainscot and Sagaponack are sent to East Hampton High School, for [...]

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State to Audit Southampton Town Budget Systems

Posted on 26 February 2009

In light of the current fiscal discrepancy in the Southampton Town’s capital accounts, Councilwoman Anna Throne-Holst is calling for a legal opinion on reorganization of the staffing, reporting systems, and processes in the town’s financial department. On Tuesday, at a regular town board meeting, Throne-Holst had one supporter for the resolution, which she said was [...]

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There is Hope Lunch will Pay for itself at the Sag Harbor Schools

Posted on 26 February 2009

The lunch program for the Sag Harbor School District is nearly out of the “red zone,” according to those in the department and district business manager Len Bernard. Cafeteria manager Lisa Koehne and Bernard jointly gave a presentation to the board of education on Monday night, to show the status of the lunch program and [...]

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John Gratto

Posted on 26 February 2009

The Sag Harbor superintendent of schools on balancing the budget and what the federal stimulus package means to the district. Could you sum up the current fiscal situation of the district at this point, are there going to be any mid-year cuts? At one point the governor proposed a mid-year budget reduction, but in fact [...]

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Pierson’s Crowd Pleasers

Posted on 19 February 2009

  Cheerleaders at Pierson High School are not just doing the old “ra, ra, sis boom ba,” cheer, that has been done so many times in years past. Cheerleading has taken on a different course this year and the girls and their coach are hoping to enhance the program even more for next year. Generally, [...]

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Sorting Out Summer Soirees Before Season

Posted on 19 February 2009

Sagaponack Village officials are plugging away on requests to hold parties, due to their recent adoption of a local law pertaining to outdoor assembly permits, and are planning some changes to help the process move along faster. At their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sagaponack trustee Joy Sieger voiced her concerns about the way the [...]

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