Category | Point Of View

Mayor Ferraris Reveals Himself

Posted on 10 April 2009

By Richard Gambino On April 2, The Express ran a front page story about a judge dismissing a suit against Mayor Greg Ferraris’ government by the environmental organization, The Group for the East End. The judge dismissed the case solely on a technicality. As stated by this newspaper, the technicality was that “the Group’s attorney, [...]

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Posted on 20 March 2009

By Gabrielle Selz We are a community shaped and surrounded by water, bounded on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other by the Peconic Bay and the Long Island Sound; we inhabit one of the most beautiful and highly developed regions of coastal land. However, despite increased awareness of the issues of [...]

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On Winning and Losing

Posted on 20 March 2009

By Benito Vila A few weeks ago the Pierson seventh grade girls’ basketball team lost its debut by one point in double overtime. The kids on the team and their parents stopped me around town the day or two afterwards to tell me what a great game it was. I enjoyed hearing their joyous re-telling [...]

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Sag Harbor’s Green Generation

Posted on 13 March 2009

 By Russell Diamond Sag Harbor boasts beauty on both sides of Bay Street and creative inhabitants past and present. The town has a rich heritage and we are only its most recent guardians. It relied on whaling and later manufacturing and saw its fortunes come and go. Each juncture presented threats and opportunities.  Just as [...]

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Hold the Code

Posted on 06 February 2009

By Stan Eckstut The Village of Sag Harbor stands a critical juncture in planning its future development. Recent efforts to revise the Village’s zoning code have highlighted a number of pressing, long-term goals. These include preserving Main Street and the Business District’s unique historic character; maintaining an affordable environment for local residents and businesses; creating [...]

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Obama Ran So We Could Fly

Posted on 30 January 2009

By Bobby Vacca It takes the soul of a poet to capture in a few words the historical significance of how the son of a man who grew up herding goats in a dusty African village has shaken off that dust to become the 44th President of the United States. As rapper Jay-Z so aptly [...]

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Double or Nothing

Posted on 12 December 2008

By Stephen Longmire This week marks the first time in 35 years that Sag Harbor’s village board has designated an individual structure—the Art Deco sign on the Sag Harbor Cinema—a local landmark. The reasons why make one wonder if those in charge of the village’s architectural history remember its political history. The sign is already [...]

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Undoing Panic

Posted on 26 November 2008

By Benito Vila If it wasn’t enough that the sky seems to be falling financially around the world, I was cornered last week at a school event and at an athletic event and heard normally reasonable people reveling in a sort of panic that made me think everyone’s lost their minds. I listened politely to [...]

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At the Polls: Tales From Election Day

Posted on 04 November 2008

Lines were long this morning at schools, fire houses and community centers across the East End as voters were expected to turn out in record numbers to elect a new president and cast their ballots for a handful of local elections. According to Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris the polls in the village were crowded [...]

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I Don’t Think So

Posted on 03 October 2008

The following is in response to Joseph Hanna’s column in the September 25 edition of The Sag Harbor Express Dear Mr. Hanna: I would like to respond to your article entitled “From the People Who Brought You Sag Harbor.” The real steering is done by individuals who do things. Doing things involves risk. You’re absolutely [...]

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