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Harlem In the Hamptons

Posted on 21 August 2008

Gladys B. Barnes kept disappearing into Beryl Banks’ living room and returning with more pictures. She put an old, black and white photo of a young, distinguished looking man on Banks’ kitchen table. It was a photo of Charles B. Rangel, or Charlie as Barnes called him, the Democrat from New York and chairman of [...]

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Town Moves Toward Keeping All Runways

Posted on 21 August 2008

The Springs Fire House was filled with local pilots on Tuesday morning concerned over plans to possibly eliminate runway 4-22 at the East Hampton Airport. Representing the Save East Hampton Airport Group, Bill Esseks informed the board that 100 percent of Long Island airports have a runway similar to 4-22. The runway runs in a [...]

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Loss Ends Magic Season

Posted on 15 August 2008

The magic had to end sometime. As the announcer for the Kutztown Rockies proclaimed the team back to back to back champions of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, the Hampton Whalers, who lost the game, 8-2, strolled into the outfield of Briedegam Field for a post-game huddle. When the huddle broke, not a single Whaler [...]

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Athletic Director Appointed In Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 August 2008

  By Tony Mar The yearlong search for Pierson High School’s new athletic director has concluded, and 42-year-old William Madsen, most recently the varsity football coach at Rocky Point High School, is the choice. What’s more, in addition to his oversight of Pierson’s Athletic department, Madsen will assume the responsibilities of Facilities Director/Supervisor of Buildings [...]

Hired & Questioned

Posted on 15 August 2008

A number of vacant positions in the Sag Harbor School District were filled at Monday’s school board meeting. It was also revealed that at least two of those positions would be reviewed during the course of the upcoming school year to perhaps revise the charges of the position or to decide whether they are needed [...]

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Village Gets New Home, Barely

Posted on 15 August 2008

Sagaponack Village residents went to the polls last Friday to vote for a $2 million bond referendum for a new village hall, and while it was no mandate, the bond did pass, by a 53-45 margin. “And on we go,” said village mayor Don Louchheim. Recognizing the slim victory he said had the numbers been [...]

Telling N’Orleans Story in Brass Band Music

Posted on 14 August 2008

  The Hot 8 Brass Band plays the kind of music that moves feet, body and soul. Founder of the group Benny Pete says it’s music that “makes you remember, makes you hold on, gives you hope and lets you heal.” The band hails from New Orleans and this Thursday and Friday they will be [...]

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Board Catches Heat Over Website

Posted on 14 August 2008

While a number of vacancies in the district were filled at Monday’s board of education meeting, it was a resignation that garnered the majority of public input. Elliot Kaye, one of three individuals on Sag Harbor schools’ technology team, stepped down this week and one of his major tasks was managing the district website. Teacher [...]

Support Needed To Save Ocean Beaches

Posted on 14 August 2008

Last Friday the Southampton Town board was brought up to speed on the Army Corps of Engineers Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Reformulation (FIMP) Study, which incorporates 83 miles of ocean coastline and 100 miles of bay coastline in Suffolk County. According to Supervisor Linda Kabot the study has been a long time coming. [...]

Liquors Win It All For Travis

Posted on 08 August 2008

The celebration at Mashashimuet Park ensued immediately after Liquor’s pitcher Kelly Fox forced Tim Mott to fly out, giving Liquors their second consecutive championship. But it wasn’t the championship trophy that the team huddled around. Instead it was an old jersey bearing number 11, worn by late teammate and friend Travis Field. The 20-year old [...]

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