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Historic Landmark Given Another Chance

Posted on 02 July 2014

Three miles off the coast of Sag Harbor stands the boarded up Cedar Island Lighthouse, which, after 40 years of being inaccessible to the public, is now on the way to being fully restored and turned into a bed and breakfast.

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Turtle Rescued Off Montauk

Posted on 02 July 2014

An 800-pound leatherback turtle got tangled in the lines of a conch pot off of Montauk on Sunday, June 29.

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Old Whalers’ Restoration Complete

Posted on 02 July 2014

The Old Whalers’ Church, which dates back to 1844, is a Sag Harbor icon. Even without its massive steeple (lost in the 1938 hurricane) architect Minard Lafever’s imposing edifice still has the power to inspire awe, especially among visitors who glimpse it for the first time.

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Descendants of Whaling Pioneer Pay a Visit to Sag Harbor

Posted on 02 July 2014

It was not as spectacular an entrance as the Kardashians made to Sen restaurant on Tuesday night, but when members of the Huntting family arrived at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum earlier in the day, people took notice.

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Pierson’s Class of 2014 Graduates

Posted on 30 June 2014

On a warm Saturday evening, the 79 members of the class of 2014 walked across the grassy lawn of Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School to receive their diplomas.

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Call for Medal of Honor for Haerter

Posted on 27 June 2014

An op-ed piece in a recent issue of Marine Corps Times, has renewed the call for the Congressional Medal of Honor to be awarded to Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter of Sag Harbor and Cpl. Jonathan Yale of Virginia, who were killed defending their base from a truck laden with explosives in Ramadi, Iraq, on April 22, 2008.

Sylvester Manor Celebrates Major Gift

Posted on 27 June 2014

Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island announced this week that Eben Fiske Ostby has donated the 1737 manor house, its grounds and barns, the 1810 windmill, farm fields and woodlands to the nonprofit farm he and his nephew Bennett Konesni founded just four years ago. It’s the largest gift of land in the history of Shelter Island, and brings the total land donated to Sylvester Manor Educational Farm to 225 acres.

New Life for Lighthouse

Posted on 27 June 2014

A new agreement between Suffolk County and a nonprofit organization that wants to restore the Cedar Point Lighthouse would allow for the 175-year-old landmark to be converted into a two-room bed and breakfast. All revenue from the B&B would be used to help defray the cost of maintaining the building. Living quarters for the lighthouse keeper would also be provided.

Beach Night Return — But with a Fee

Posted on 25 June 2014

There was a time, not that long ago, when come summer vacation, neighborhood kids would gather on a front stoop or at the closest park to plot their strategy for the day.

Goats: New Gardeners at the Greenbelt

Posted on 25 June 2014

Contrary to popular belief, paper, clothes and cardboard do not make up a goat’s dream menu. So what’s a goat’s top choice of snack? Autumn olives and Japanese knotweed it turns out, much to the satisfaction of the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.

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