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The School Locomotive

Posted on 23 September 2010

Like ducks leading their ducklings, most mornings bike activist Sinead Fitzgibbon and local parent Ken Dorph chaperone a brood of young cyclists to Sag Harbor Elementary School. Perched atop their own bicycles, Fitzgibbon and Dorph call off safety tips — “Always stay to the right,” “Stop at the stop sign” — to their group of [...]

Saving the Estuary: Conference takes detailed look at water body

Posted on 23 September 2010

From early in the morning through the late afternoon, Polish Hall in Southampton swelled with crowds nearing 250 on Monday, September 20. Contrary to its name, the arts and culture center wasn’t bouncing to the beat of a polka, but instead teeming with the sound of dozens of experts speaking about the Peconic Estuary. Above: [...]

88.3 Lives On: Secures License with loan and donations

Posted on 23 September 2010

With a September 25 deadline looming, the not-for-profit Peconic Public Broadcasting organization has guaranteed a loan to help purchase the 88.3 FM license, says an unnamed source. “We are making excellent progress and we have no other comments. We are in the process of finalizing the details,” Peconic Public Broadcasting Associate Manager Michael Howell said [...]

Bull’s Head Revisited: Plan gets conditional approval by board

Posted on 23 September 2010

Download the original attachment Bull’s Head Gets Okayed “There is an end to this process at some point,” Southampton Town Planning Board Chairman Dennis Finnerty joked to representatives of The Orchard at Bulls Head Inn at a work session on September 16. After five years of review, the project to restore the Bull’s Head Inn [...]

Altschuler Nabs Republican and Conservative Nod

Posted on 17 September 2010

With roughly 45 percent of the Republican vote and around 60 percent of the Conservative vote, first congressional district candidate Randy Altschuler has secured his place in the race against incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop in the November general elections. The result of Tuesday’s primary, held on September 15, ended a bitter and expensive three-way contest [...]

Record Summer of Crime

Posted on 17 September 2010

By Marissa Maier Based on figures from the past four summers, the Sag Harbor Village Police are showing a record number of arrests for this summer season. From June through September, as of Monday, September 13, village police made 108 arrests, compared to 74 in 2009, 80 in 2008, and 79 in 2007, noted Sag [...]

A Conversation with Dr. Stephen Petruccelli

Posted on 17 September 2010

This November Sag Harbor-based chiropractor Dr. Stephen Petruccelli, owner of East End Sports Chiropractic, will race for cancer in the 2010 New York City Marathon. Dr. Petruccelli hopes to raise $7,500 for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in honor of his mother, who died of breast cancer. With only a couple of [...]

Board and Tash Strike Tentative Deal on Contract

Posted on 17 September 2010

By Marissa Maier After more than two years of negotiating a new teacher’s contract, the Sag Harbor Board of Education and the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor (TASH) brokered a tentative agreement on Monday, September 13. School superintendent Dr. John Gratto and TASH president Eileen Kochanasz both noted that the details of the contract will [...]

Trust Looks for More Parking, and New Classification of Bridge Gardens

Posted on 17 September 2010

In Sagaponack there is the Madoo Conservancy. In East Hampton there is the Longhouse Reserve. And in Bridgehampton, off of Mitchell’s Lane, sits Bridge Gardens, a two-parcel five-acre property open to the public and owned by the Peconic Land Trust. According to Trust President John v.H. Halsey, these once private gardens were created and nurtured [...]

Sunday Triathlon Could Create Traffic Delays, Say Police

Posted on 10 September 2010

As part of the 29th Annual Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, Southampton Town Police warned that traffic delays should be expected on Sunday, September 12 in Sag Harbor, Noyac, North Sea, Water Mill, Bridgehampton and North Haven. from 6 to 11 a.m. The race will start at Long Beach in Sag Harbor. A large number of people [...]