Posted on 18 December 2013
A year after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut took the lives of 20 first graders and six school employees, New York State has some of the toughest laws on gun control in the country.
But with no legislative action yet taken on the federal level, groups advocating for gun control are continuing their fight for safety laws.
Posted on 13 November 2013
In January 2013, then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the military’s official ban on women in combat, following receipt of a letter from General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stating that the chiefs were in agreement that “the time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service.”
Posted on 09 November 2013
Katherine Matthers, it seems, has a flair for the dramatic. And now she and her Lady Whalers teammates are taking their show on the road to Syracuse.
Pierson’s senior co-captain scored the game-winning goal with 5:36 remaining in double overtime to win a New York State Southeast Regional Class C field hockey final against Pawling High School in White Plains on Saturday.
Pierson-Bridgehampton will continue its run toward a state title starting next Saturday, November 16, with a semifinal game at Cicero-North Syracuse High School at 1:30 p.m. against either Whitney Point from Section IV or Pine Plains from Section IX.
Posted on 29 October 2013
The Town of Southampton has installed both a tank monitoring system and a fuel management system to electronically monitor and track tank levels and fuel disbursements at the Hampton Bays Central Garage. The implementation of a fuel management system at the town’s largest fueling site is a continuation of the fleet management initiative begun by Supervisor [...]
Posted on 12 October 2013
Pierson freshman Isabel Peters played first singles against Ross on Friday. Gavin Menu photo By Gavin Menu The East Hampton-Pierson girls tennis team dropped two matches over the last week to fall out of contention for the League VII title. Going into a match at the Ross School on Friday, the Lady Bonackers were 5-1 [...]
Posted on 03 October 2013
Protecting Wildlife To the Editor: In the September 18 Sag Harbor Express article ‘Schneiderman clears Hurtles [sic] for Turtles,’ there is an implication that the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) opposed the upgrading of the old asphalt sidewalk along the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. We write [...]
Posted on 15 August 2013
The bi-annual and award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week (longislandrestaurantweek.com) kicks off its Fall 2013 campaign on Sunday, November 3 for eight days ending Sunday, November 11. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix fixe for $27.95 all night, every night they are open except Saturday when the menu will only be offered until 7 p.m. [...]
Posted on 15 August 2013
Married chefs Allison Katz and Fritz Beckmann have been cooking dinner at Kyle’s on Shelter Island since July 4th. Their menus focus on fresh ingredients, local fish and produce, and are buying from local farms as much as possible, including from Bette Lacina and Dale Haubrich’s Under the Willow farm in Sag Harbor and KK’s [...]
Posted on 10 July 2013
When it comes to the deer population in North Haven, it is no longer a question of to kill or not to kill. Residents and local officials are instead asking how many deer can be culled from the herd.
This week the Village of North Haven will release its first official deer management report, assembled by the village deer committee, a group formed last year amidst calls for deer and tick abatement. In the report, the committee put forth suggestions on how to best provide an effective reduction of the deer population in the village, with a secondary goal of reducing the tick population and thereby minimizing the impacts of tick-borne illnesses, which have grown increasingly prevalent over the last few years.
Posted on 02 July 2013
Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman announces the summer bus service for the S94 shuttle Montauk Village to Montauk Point Lighthouse. The S94 service is a connecting bus service and will be available Monday through Saturday from Friday, July 5 to Saturday, August 31. The bus schedule is available on the Suffolk County Transit Bus website at [...]