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Bridgehampton School to Look Into Competitive Cheerleading

Posted on 30 December 2014

Bridgehampton High School could become a local powerhouse in competitive cheerleading, if Athletic Director Eric Bramoff gets his wish. With its history of strong basketball and traditional cheerleading programs, the school may pursue hosting a competitive team on which girls would perform flips, mounts and other coordinated gymnastics-style moves on mats against other teams.

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Sag Harbor Photographer Documents a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Posted on 23 December 2014

In October 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban as she was riding home from school in a bus. It was no accident. The Pakistani girl, who lived in the Swat Valley, had garnered some media attention as an advocate of girls’ education and an outspoken critic of the Taliban’s drive to close girls’ schools through the use of terror and intimidation. But if their mission was to permanently silence the young woman, the Taliban failed miserably… because these days, she has the attention of the world.

And You Thought Your Family Photos were Awkward

Posted on 23 December 2014

You may not want to admit it, but everyone’s got them — most likely hidden in the dark recesses of a dresser drawer or suppressed between the pages of some sticky photo album from a bygone era. Unless, of course, you’re Mike Bender. In which case you’ve made a business — and more recently, an art form — out of them.

East End Winters are Wonderland for Seals

Posted on 23 December 2014

We all know fair-weather folks who think local beaches are only vibrant and full of life in the height of summer. But those of us willing to brave cold temperatures and brisk winds by venturing out on winter beaches know that we stand a pretty good chance of seeing the East End’s most intriguing off-season visitors. We’re talking seals — potentially lots of them.

One Man’s Garbage: Composting on the East End

Posted on 23 December 2014

The word “recycling” often conjures up images of separating paper, plastic, glass and cans before they’re shipped off to a faraway plant. For farmers, gardeners and gastronomes, however, composting provides a recycling experience that takes place right in the backyard.

A New Look at Septic Systems

Posted on 23 December 2014

To hear Raun Norquist tell it, “we live in a flush and forget world and nobody wants to pay attention to the problem.” Ms. Norquist, who now lives in Noyac not far from Sag Harbor Cove, in a house with an aging brick septic system built in the 1930s, has been paying attention to that problem—the treatment of wastewater—for the better part of two decades.

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Holocaust Survivor Recounts her Experience for Students

Posted on 23 December 2014

Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride, a diminutive woman of 80, wasted little time getting to the point when she was invited to speak about her experience as a survivor of the Holocaust with students at Bridgehampton High School on Thursday. In a 45-minute presentation to a rapt audience, she described a lost childhood.

Home for the Holidays

Posted on 23 December 2014

North Haven residents showed true holiday spirit last week when they banded together to find a missing neighbor, whom many of them had never met. And today, thanks in part to that sense of community, Prudence the miniature longhaired dachshund is home for the holidays.

East Hampton and Southampton Towns Adopt Plastic Bag Ban

Posted on 23 December 2014

The days of choosing between paper and plastic are officially numbered here on the East End, as the town boards in both East Hampton and Southampton this week voted on Thursday, December 18, to ban single-use plastic bags by Earth Day of 2015.

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Condo Plan for Schiavoni Building Put on Hold

Posted on 17 December 2014

The former G.F. Schiavoni Plumbing warehouse on Jermain Avenue, which has been vacant for several years, has most recently served as a tableau for graffitti artists who have painted it with a giant pink whale, the word FREEDUM and a number of tags.

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