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“With My Own Eyes” Explores Arab Culture with Sag Harbor Resident Ken Dorph

Posted on 16 April 2014

Ken Dorph has lived with a polygamous family in Morocco, was kidnapped in Mexico City and picked olives with Palestinians next to an Israeli settlement. In his career in international banking, Mr. Dorph, a longtime Sag Harbor resident, has traveled the world, meeting people and learning about their respective cultures, histories and prejudices. In all his travels over a 40-year career, Mr. Dorph says he has never encountered a people so misunderstood by Americans as Arabs.

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East End Clean-up Scheduled for April 26-27

Posted on 15 April 2014

The Great East End Cleanup, an effort to remove litter and debris from public areas throughout Southampton Town, will take place on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. This year Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine P. Scalera will coordinate the cleanup, taking over from former  Councilman Chris Nuzzi who spearheaded the event for the past [...]

Katy’s Courage 5K Raises $50,000 for Research, Scholarship, Education

Posted on 13 April 2014

Katy’s Courage, the non-profit dedicated to education, counseling and pediatric cancer research, hosted its fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5K on April 5. More than 1,200 participants, along with babies in strollers pushed by parents and dogs of all shapes and sizes, ran, jogged or walked to the finish line to help raise funds as well [...]

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Southampton School District Voters Approve Parrish Art Museum Funding

Posted on 13 April 2014

Voters in the Southampton School District on April 9 approved a proposition to help fund the Parrish Art Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions. The measure will provide $326,509 in funding—the same amount of money the museum has requested since 2009. The funding accounts for 7 percent of the museum’s annual operating budget. A total of [...]

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The State of Our Bays in 2014

Posted on 09 April 2014

Water quality is an issue that has long been on the radar screens of environmentalists and scientists on the East End. But in recent years, even average citizens couldn’t fail to notice the degradation of local waterways through an increasing number of algal bloom events.

Sag Harbor Express Named Newspaper of the Year

Posted on 09 April 2014

The Sag Harbor Express was named Newspaper of the Year at the New York Press Association convention last weekend in Saratoga Springs. The Express earned the most contest points in the state for a single flag newspaper, based on editorial and advertising awards given out during NYPA’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. The paper  scored 415 [...]

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Dog Walks and Cocktails: Second Annual Steinbeck Festival at the Bay Street Theatre

Posted on 08 April 2014

In 1960, John Steinbeck and his French poodle Charley left their home in Sag Harbor to drive across America, meeting with strangers and staying at campgrounds in an effort to reconnect with the country the 58-year-old Steinbeck had been writing about for decades.

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Quilts Reflect Warmth in Many Ways

Posted on 02 April 2014

The bare walls of the Eastville Community Historical Society’s Heritage House were being covered in splashes of bright colors and cozy comfort on Friday afternoon as a small group gathered to select and hang the 15 quilts chosen for the society’s annual exhibit, “Warmth,” which opens this Saturday.

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Katy’s Courage 5K Brings Community Together

Posted on 02 April 2014

Runners of all ages and abilities will converge on West Water Street in Sag Harbor this Saturday for the fourth annual Katy’s Courage 5-K run.

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Mental Health Awareness Day Aims at Education

Posted on 02 April 2014

The 11th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day, sponsored by the Town of Southampton, will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Southampton High School on Narrow Lane in Southampton. The event is free, though advanced registration is requested through southamptontownny.gov/mentalhealthday. Morning and afternoon workshops will cover subjects [...]

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