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Preserving the Past for the Future

Posted on 09 October 2014

Community volunteers learned about restoring historic burying sites this weekend at the area’s oldest graveyard – the Old Southampton Cemetery – during workshops led by preservation expert Joel Snodgrass.
Funded by the historic division of the Southampton Town Clerk’s Office, Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer said the weekend was invaluable to ensuring her records are as comprehensive as they can be.
“That’s exactly what these stones are,” Ms. Schermeyer said at Friday’s workshop. “They’re records, so it’s great that people are doing their part to help see that things like this are being preserved.”

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The Wainwright Sisters Come to Plant & Sing at Sylvester Manor

Posted on 08 October 2014

There’s never been a more meaningful time to celebrate local food and traditional American music than this Saturday’s Plant & Sing Festival as it will be the first held at Sylvester Manor since heirs of the historic plantation gifted nearly the entire property to the non-profit organization in its name.

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North Haven Village Explores Future of 4-Poster Program to Fight Ticks

Posted on 08 October 2014

A week into the open of deer season for bow hunters, the North Haven Village Board passed a resolution at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting adopting a local law that would require that those bow hunting in North Haven to acquire a special village-issued permit.

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Century-Old Raceabout To Highlight Bridgehampton Road Rally

Posted on 08 October 2014

After first racing in Bridgehampton 100 years ago, the 1913 Mercer Raceabout is returning to the hamlet.

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Springs Man Released on $25,000 Bail After Shooting Incident

Posted on 08 October 2014

Springs resident Valon Shoshi was arrested on four charges following a manhunt by East Hampton Town Police on Friday, October 3, and was released on $25,000 bail after appearing in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Saturday.

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Technology Expands in Sag Harbor Classrooms

Posted on 08 October 2014

With iPads for eight-year-olds and a Chromebook for every middle school student, Sag Harbor teachers and administrators told the Board of Education Monday that technology is on target in the school district.

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Plans for Waterfront Park in Sag Harbor Move Forward

Posted on 08 October 2014

After the discussion was reopened last year, a plan to develop a waterfront park under the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge is moving forward.

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East Hampton Plans to Ban Plastic Bags By Earth Day

Posted on 08 October 2014

While banning plastic bags may not be the lynchpin in solving the world’s environmental crisis, according to East Hampton Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby it is at least a step in the right direction.

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East End Towns Budget Money for South Fork Behavioral Health Initiative

Posted on 08 October 2014

Supervisors in both East Hampton and Southampton kept to their words this week when they put $25,000 aside in their tentative budgets to go towards improving mental healthcare in South Fork school districts.

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Barons Cove Restoration Has an Eye on History

Posted on 07 October 2014

At first glance, it may be hard to believe that Baron’s Cove Inn on West Water Street had a storied past as a local meeting spot and watering hole. But in fact, the inn’s restaurant was a popular spot for families and in the 1950s and 1960s, author John Steinbeck and his buddies met there regularly to swap stories and hatch plans for the Old Whaler’s Festival, a precursor to HarborFest.
The restaurant is long gone, sold off years ago and razed to make way for condominiums after a controversial stint as a noisy nightclub. While Baron’s Cove Inn itself continued, over time, the motel units became faded and dated.
But Curtis Bashaw is intrigued by the history of Baron’s Cove and he’s embracing the property’s past to chart the inn’s course for the future.