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Residents Push for Sagaponack Beach Erosion District

Posted on 02 September 2010

With Southampton Town adopting last week a resolution to create a map, plan and report for a proposed Sagaponack Beach Erosion Control District —a self-taxing district which would fund a beach erosion district, Sagaponack resident Gary Ireland is one step closer on his mission to protect the shores his family has lived on for centuries. [...]

After 60 Years, Long Beach Dedicated to Man Who Molded Its Image

Posted on 31 August 2010

Clifford Foster, a Sagaponack farmer, a President of the Sag Harbor Savings Bank and last private owner of Long Beach, had a clear vision for his 13-acre property which connected Noyac to North Haven. Seven years after his death in 1943, Foster’s sons Charles and Everett deeded the stretch of shoreline to Southampton Town. As [...]

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Town Plans for Deluge

Posted on 31 August 2010

Southampton Town Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor believes the rain storm of March 29, 2010 will go down in the history books as the most catastrophic weather event of the year. The title is no small feat in a 12-month period that experienced blizzards and heatwaves. “That rain did more damage than all of the [...]

School Round Up

Posted on 31 August 2010

In addition to discussion about the school’s cafeteria program, the Sag Harbor School Board vetted a range of topics ranging from the new guidance counselor position and college preparations to the school’s monument policy. – Assistant Elementary School Principal Donna Denon gave an update on the summer school program. The program develops students’ reading and [...]

Cafeteria Will Open in September

Posted on 31 August 2010

Lunch Program Back In, With Changes to Come By Marissa Maier Sag Harbor School superintendent Dr. John Gratto confirmed on Wednesday that when the school opens its doors on September 13, there will be a cafeteria program in operation. For the past few months, the board has wrestled with the idea of temporarily suspending the [...]

A Conversation with Brook Hartnett

Posted on 31 August 2010

Pierson senior Brook Hartnett, Sag Harbor School Board member Dan’s son, worked for a month this summer as a page for the United States House of Representatives. Nominated by East End congressman Tim Bishop, Hartnett delves into his experiences in Washington from watching Massachusetts representative Barney Frank debate without notes to his classes in leadership [...]

Cocaine on Main: Police make downtown bust

Posted on 31 August 2010

To the untrained eye, it was an average Saturday evening in Sag Harbor on August 21. The northern end of Main Street was teeming with children balancing overloaded ice cream cones, adults chatting, and the familiar blare of horns navigating the confusing intersection by the flag pole. In the midst of this ordinary scene was [...]

Beyond Food: Hayground Farmers’ Market Expands

Posted on 20 August 2010

“Emily and I and some of the farmers view this as the lost town square,” Michael Denslow remarked of the Community Farmers’ Market at the Hayground School. Denslow and his wife Emily started the market last season. The market has quickly flourished beyond its original intent into a place where people can listen to live [...]

New Cafeteria Plan in Hand: Dr. Gratto to present a new, solvent option for school food program

Posted on 20 August 2010

Superintendent Dr. John Gratto is inspecting a snack bag of dehydrated peas. Assistant middle school principal Barbara Bekermus is analyzing the ingredients of a pre-packaged all organic brownie. And assistant high school principal Gary Kalish is noshing on all natural animal cookies. It isn’t lunch time and this isn’t the faculty room. Instead, the group [...]

Jones Pleads Not Guilty in Infant Murder Case

Posted on 20 August 2010

Further details into the life of Pedro Jones, the 20-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend’s infant son, and the extent of his victim’s injuries were revealed during an arraignment on Wednesday, August 11, at the Suffolk County Court in Riverhead. Jones is suspected of beating 17-month-old Roy Antonio Jones III to death on August [...]