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A Conversation with Rabbi Jan Urhbach

Posted on 09 September 2010

During this year’s Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, Rabbi Jan Uhrbach with the Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons will use a new prayer book, published by the Conservative Movement. Rabbi Uhrbach was a member of the editorial committee which painstakingly crafted this prayer book over the course of 12 years. In anticipation of the [...]

Hidden Treasures

Posted on 09 September 2010

In 1994, D.A. Pennebaker was edging the walls underneath his staircase. The space was hollow, lined with bricks and used to store wood for the fire. While fumbling with the gaps between the wall and the brick, Pennebaker heard a strange noise he likens to a small animal. Above: The William Wallace Tooker sketch book [...]

The Hurricane That Wasn’t

Posted on 09 September 2010

On Thursday, September 2, the East End was buzzing with talk of Hurricane Earl. Who was preparing and who wasn’t? Who believed the storm, which a day prior had whipped the coast of North Carolina but failed to make landfall, would veer to the west of its predicted course and touch the coast of Montauk? [...]

Buschel’s Battles: Resto-blogger riffs on the misfortunes pre-opening

Posted on 09 September 2010

It has been tough going for Bruce Buschel, a writer and restaurateur hopeful. For the better part of a year Buschel has attempted to open Southfork Kitchen — a barn-style, seafood-oriented eatery on the Bridgehampton Turnpike at the site of the former Wild Rose Café. From finding a chef and creating a logo to navigating [...]

School Preps for Pre-K: To start with one session and 14 kids

Posted on 09 September 2010

On Monday, September 13, Sag Harbor Elementary School will ring with the voices of hundreds of students returning for the fall semester. A ground floor classroom of the building will teem with the sound of the youngest students, and a much anticipated, much discussed new addition to the elementary school program, the pre-kindergarten class. Since [...]

Two Local Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Posted on 09 September 2010

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services revealed last Friday that a mosquito from Southampton Town, and one from East Hampton Town, tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to a press release distributed by the Department of Health Services on September 3, these samples were part of a batch collected on August 26 and [...]

Preparing for Hurricane Earl: LIRR Service Suspended, Tropical Conditions Expected

Posted on 02 September 2010

On Thursday, the day before Hurricane Earl is predicted to pass off the coast of Montauk Point, official and individuals around Sag Harbor Village and the East End made preparations for the storm. Citing Earl, the Long Island Rail Road canceled service east of Speonk and Ronkonkoma on Friday. Even though the hurricane is expected [...]

Fate of Turtle, Salamander Raise Questions for Vintage Vines

Posted on 02 September 2010

Vintage Vines, a proposed 37-lot subdivision in Bridgehampton, drew a handful of ecological and environmental concerns from members of the public at a Southampton Town Board Public hearing on Thursday, August 26. David Emilita, a planning consultant, was on hand at the meeting earlier that day to help assist the board in evaluating the project’s [...]

Two for the Road: Hegedus and Pennebaker Muse on Subject and Story

Posted on 02 September 2010

Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker tend to let the subjects of their documentaries find them. “They almost always come to us. It’s very Zen. Zen [Buddhism] says ‘never look, never refuse,’” Pennebaker remarked leaning back in a wooden chair at his kitchen table in Sag Harbor on a warm weekend morning. Above: George Stephanopoulos [...]

A Conversation with Jane Peters

Posted on 02 September 2010

Conversation with Jane Peters Stella Maris Regional School Principal Jane Peters reveals the details of the school’s new program for two-year-olds, which will open its doors at the East Hampton satellite campus this month. What prompted Stella Maris to start the two-year-old program this school year? We finally have the space. We have been discussing [...]