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Whalers’ Season Ends with Loss to Southold

Posted on 21 May 2015

The careers of six Pierson seniors came to a close at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Thursday as the Whalers conceded the Suffolk County Class C Baseball Championship to the Southold settlers, who won their first title since 2003.

Abandoned: Residents Say Village Has Ignored Blight

Posted on 21 May 2015

It’s no surprise that many Sag Harbor residents are up in arms over the wholesale changes that have been occurring in their neighborhoods over the past couple of years.

Members of the preservation organization, Save Sag Harbor, have become a common sight at village meetings, where they frequently offer a thumbs down to the development du jour unveiled in the village’s historic district.

But there is another group of Sag Harbor residents, weekenders mostly, who say the village has ignored a slowly creeping blight spreading across their neighborhoods.

Sag Harbor American Music Festival Celebrates Five Years

Posted on 20 May 2015

When the Sag Harbor American Music Festival started five years ago, no one knew how it would be received. Free music flowing through the streets sounded like a beautiful concept to its founder, Kelly Connaughton Dodds, but she wasn’t sure the community would embrace it. But embrace it has. Whole heartedly.
The festival has grown over the years, in manageable but significant ways. Ms. Dodds isn’t rushing to make it something huge. Though with 500 people filling the Old Whalers’ Church at last year’s kickoff concert with virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, and dozens of businesses supporting the music, it has most certainly become a date on the calendar to cordon off. So mark it: September 25 to 27, 2015.

Schiavoni Leads Sag Harbor Candidates in School Board Race as Budget & Incumbents Win Easy Election

Posted on 20 May 2015

A vote of confidence was clearly levied Tuesday night in the Sag Harbor School District, as residents turned out overwhelmingly in favor of the 2015-16 budget and re-elected two incumbents and one newcomer to the school board by landslide margins.
Bridgehampton voters also overwhelmingly supported that district’s budget and re-elected three board members who ran unopposed.

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Eyes Congress

Posted on 20 May 2015

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has confirmed that she will give up her town position this year and challenge freshman Republican Representative Lee Zeldin in 2016 instead.


Bay Street Theater: “The New Sincerity” Takes on Social Movements and Self Promotion

Posted on 20 May 2015

When a political, cultural or social movement emerges and is poised to change the conversation and direction of the country, who gets to claim that movement as their own? More importantly, on a personal level, when someone gets swept up in that movement how can one discern whether this person is truly working toward advancing the goals of the movement or simply out for a bit of self promotion? These issues also go to the heart of Alena Smith’s play “The New Sincerity” which has its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater next week.

Southampton Residents Show Up To Lend Trustees Support

Posted on 20 May 2015

It was standing room only at a meeting of the Southampton Town Trustees on Monday afternoon, when hundreds of residents showed up to support the board and its 300-year-old authority over town beaches.

Four Decades Later, Retired Suffolk County Officer Recognized for Heroism.

Posted on 20 May 2015

Dennis Delaney was a rookie cop when a call came over his radio on the night of April 6, 1971, reporting that a fellow officer had been shot while responding to a call in Wyandanch. Officer Delaney raced to the scene, arriving there at about the same time as Officer Anthony Pierri.

Remember When? A New Book Shows Montauk as it Used to Be

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk is a place that has been defined by the sea like no other community on the South Fork. Surrounded on water by three sides, Montauk is linked to the rest of Long Island by the Napeague Stretch in the west and Montauk Point Lighthouse in the east. No wonder Montauk is referred to as “The End” by the locals. In her new book “Images of America: Montauk” Robin Strong has assembled a photographic history of the hamlet that revisits its many identities over the years.

Where Did Hess Go?

Posted on 20 May 2015

Montauk Highway in East Hampton and Southampton Towns became a little less green last week when the familiar Hess gas stations and convenient stores across Long Island were turned into bright red Speedway stations.