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Stacy Quarty

Posted on 15 October 2014

The president of Lucia’s Angels and vice president of the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital discusses efforts to fight breast cancer and a new initiative, “Give Where You Live,” which aims to encourage donations to local charities of all types.

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Laraine Creegan

Posted on 07 October 2014

Laraine Creegon has been the executive director of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years. She discusses how Montauk businesses fared this summer and the upcoming Fall Festival, the Chamber’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Brady Wilkins

Posted on 01 October 2014

Last week, Brady Wilkins was named the new Peconic Baykeeper. Here he discusses how teaching and a lifelong love of water led him to become the new advocate for the waterways of the Peconic and the South Shore.

Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz

Posted on 24 September 2014

Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz is the chair of Slow Food East End, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. She discusses some of the group’s successes over the years, future projects and an upcoming fundraiser in Westhampton Beach.

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Jeremy Samuelson

Posted on 17 September 2014

Jeremy Samuelson is the executive director of the Concerned Citizens of Montauk, a grassroots environmental organization. Here he discusses issues that will come up in an upcoming panel discussion CCOM is hosting on Saturday, September 20, about sustainable fisheries.

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Katy Graves

Posted on 10 September 2014

The first week in September brings drastic changes to the East End, but one of the more standard of the season’s transitions is when children head back to school. Katy Graves, who started her first school year as Superintendent of the Sag Harbor School District last week, discusses her excitement about coming to Sag Harbor and her visions for her new role in the community.

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Tommy John Schiavoni

Posted on 05 September 2014

Tommy John Schiavoni, a social studies teacher at Center Moriches High School, who was elected North Haven Village Trustee in June and appointed to the Sag Harbor Board of Education last month, talks about his reasons for entering public service and the goals he hopes to achieve.

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Toshi Shiga

Posted on 27 August 2014

A graduate of Sag Harbor’s prekindergarten program, Toshi Shiga is on the verge of entering kindergarten at Sag Harbor Elementary School on Wednesday, September 3. A lover of the Ninja Turtles, video games and girls, Toshi grew up in Sag Harbor—and some would argue that he’s still growing. He discusses his plans for the first day of school, kindergarten and looming adulthood.

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Shanette Barth-Cohen

Posted on 20 August 2014

Shanette Barth-Cohen is the executive director of the Hampton Classic. She discusses her involvement and what the famous horse show has in store this year. How did you get involved in the Hampton Classic? Well, this is my ninth year as executive director. In horse sports I was a kid who rode and competed here [...]

Kelly Dodds

Posted on 12 August 2014

Kelly Dodds is the founder of the Sag Harbor American Music Festival. Now in its fourth year, 2014′s festival will take place the weekend of September 26 and 27, with a village-wide celebration of the roots of American music.

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