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East Hampton Wins $9.9 Million Federal Grant to Acquire Flood-Prone Properties

Posted on 27 August 2014

The Town of East Hampton announced on Tuesday, August 26, that is has been awarded a $9.9 million federal grant to purchase a number of properties in Amagansett in order to turn them into protective storm buffers.

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The Captains, Mates and Widows of Whaling Return to Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 August 2014

Some of the subjects of Sabina Streeter’s portraits visited her Madison Street studio over the winter, while others haven’t been in the building for nearly 200 years.

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Long Island Potato Festival Announces Winners of Mashed Potato Sculpting and Other Contests

Posted on 26 August 2014

If there’s one thing Long Island’s good at, it’s potatoes. The first annual Long Island Potato Festival, celebrating the skill that creates such beloved gems as potato chips and French fries, kicked off Sunday, August 10, at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue.

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Chariots of Firefighters: The Practice of Firematic Competition in New York State

Posted on 26 August 2014

Award-winning—and Sag Harbor Express—photographer and journalist Michael Heller has continued his documentation of the friendly competition of fire departments in “Chariots of Firefighters: The History and Practice of Firematic Competition in New York State—Volume II: The Practice.” “Volume I: The History” was published in 2009.

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Finding the Art in “The Selfie”

Posted on 26 August 2014

Reflecting on that new cultural phenomenon—and vain indulgence—the Chase Edwards Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “The Selfie,” a group exhibition that opens on Saturday, August 30.

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Stand-Up Comedian and Professional Doodler Demetri Martin Coming to Westhampton Beach

Posted on 26 August 2014

Demetri Martin, the king of nerd humor and that standup comedian who doodles on television, is coming to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 31.

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Art Takes Over Apple in the Parrish Road Show

Posted on 26 August 2014

The Parrish Road Show is coming to Sag Harbor this weekend, with artist Evan Desmond Yee taking over GeekHampton.

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Why Here? Musicians on the Influence of the East End: Nancy Atlas

Posted on 26 August 2014

Nancy Atlas spent her childhood in Commack. The daughter of an avid fisherman, she began coming out to the East End with her family from the time she can remember. Eventually, her family bought a house at Lazy Point when she was 7. “We spent any day off there we could,” she says, laughing. “It was literally 1970’s jump into the station wagon, pee in the mayo jar and head out east.” At 17, she moved to England to attend Cambridge University, where she studied art and art history, with an eye toward a career as a graphic artist in the advertising business.

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New Athletics Director for Sag Harbor a Veteran of Pierson’s Fields

Posted on 26 August 2014

The Sag Harbor School Board appointed Sag Harbor teacher and coach Donnelly McGovern as the school district’s new Director of Athletics, Health, Wellness, Personnel and Supervisor of Physical Education on Monday, August 25.

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A Three-Pronged Artistic Celebration of Sag Harbor

Posted on 26 August 2014

A trio of local artists will present their visions of Sag Harbor for an upcoming exhibition, “Three Views of Sag Harbor,” that will premiere with a reception on Saturday, August 30, at Canio’s Books.

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