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New John Jermain Memorial Library Building Will Dedicate Spaces to Two of its First Advocates

Posted on 11 March 2015

The Sag Harbor community has come together to underwrite the dedication of two spaces at the renovated and expanded John Jermain Memorial Library for two women who were instrumental in the planning stages of the new facility, which is expected to be finished by October.

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East End Readies for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Posted on 10 March 2015

Ready or not here comes the opening of the 2015 spring season, which will kick off in traditional Saint Patrick’s Day style this weekend in Westhampton Beach, though recent weather conditions may have contributed to the postponing of its post-parade carnival, according to Tim Laube of the Westhampton Beach Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

Race Relations, Then and Now, Explored in “Clybourne Park”

Posted on 09 March 2015

There have been numerous stories making headlines in recent weeks that offer dramatic evidence of just how far this country has come in terms of race since the 1960s. But in the past year, there have been many more news stories that paint quite a different picture — one that offers a stark reminder of just how far we still have to go. This weekend, Hampton Theatre Company opens “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning play about white flight and gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood. The play examines the state of race relations in America both then and now — and it couldn’t be more timely.

Spring Training: Extending the Reach (and the Season) for Artists & Writers….

Posted on 09 March 2015

Every August, a group of enthusiastic, if eclectic, softball players gather at Herrick Park in East Hampton for the annual Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game. The game started in 1948 with the likes of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning (whose affiliation was obvious) facing off against authors like James Jones and Willie Morris. This year’s Artists & Writers game (the 67th) takes place on Saturday, August 15 in East Hampton. That’s still months away, which is why Artists & Writers has opened the season early with “Spring Training,” an exhibition on view now at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in Bridgehampton that highlights the considerable off-field talents of many of the players — well, half of them at least.

Lady Whalers Spectator Bus in the Works

Posted on 05 March 2015

Those looking to support and cheer on the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team in the New York State Class C Southeast Regional Final on Friday, March 13, at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh can reserve a spot on a spectator bus leaving Pierson High School at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the game. The [...]

Local Officials Listen Up As Sag Harbor Students Speak Out

Posted on 04 March 2015

As HarborFrost festivities died down Sunday evening, the lobby of the Bay Street Theater was still bustling as elected officials, community leaders, business owners and a handful of students milled around before Sag Harbor’s third Speak Out event.

To Feed or Not to Feed : East End Winter Wildlife

Posted on 04 March 2015

March really does come in like a lion, as 6 to 8 more inches of snow are expected to fall in Sag Harbor on Thursday on top of the 2 feet of dirty slushy ice that has been lining East End streets for what seems like an eternity.

Army Corps Montauk Project Opposed

Posted on 03 March 2015

The Eastern Long Island Chapter the Surfrider Foundation has launched a petition drive on against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to bolster the beach at Montauk with geotextile bags and tubes 10.5 high and 35 feet wide and sand berms along some 3,100 feet of oceanfront. The project would require 100,000 cubic yards of sand, most of which would be trucked in from a quarry.

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Jury Rules Against Rennert

Posted on 03 March 2015

Ira Rennert, the owner of Fair Field, the colossal mansion on Daniels Lane in Sagaponack, did not play fair, a federal jury in New York ruled last week.

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Rogers Mansion: 375 Years of Family Living

Posted on 03 March 2015

In recent months as Southampton Town was gearing up to celebrate its 375th anniversary, Emma Ballou, curator at the Southampton Historical Museum, was busy conferring with museum director Tom Edmonds about what sort of exhibition they should create at the Rogers Mansion to tie into the event. After all, how could one exhibit possibly convey 375 years of Southampton history?