Archive | May, 2008

Oxford Health Negotiating With Local Hospitals

Posted on 28 May 2008

East End residents who are subscribers to Oxford Health Insurance may soon find themselves looking for other hospitals. All three local hospitals, including Southampton, Peconic Bay in Riverhead and Eastern Long Island in Greenport, are currently negotiating with Oxford and its parent company, United Health Care, to maintain contracts for insurance. But their deadline is [...]

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Opportunity Lost

Posted on 28 May 2008

What makes Sag Harbor special? Why, with all the tony resort towns that surround us is our Main Street bustling at 9 p.m. on a warm, summer evening when many village’s around us have seemingly turned in for the night? While as a community we have been asking this question for over a year now, [...]

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Kitchen Tour Benefits Food Pantry

Posted on 22 May 2008

Regina Humanitzki remembers planning a trip to California, a ride through the northern part of the state above San Francisco, and seeing a tour of kitchens being offered. It was the Sonoma Community Center and they wanted to build — appropriately enough — a kitchen in their center and decided to take visitors through several of [...]

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What’s Next? Communication.

Posted on 21 May 2008

Well, the Sag Harbor school budget has passed, the board candidates have been elected — with one new member taking a seat — and the search is on for a new superintendent to take over the helm of the district. We are happy the budget was supported but feel one of the things that factored [...]

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New Horizons

Posted on 21 May 2008

The Bridgehampton School has had to deal with more than its fair share of controversy this year as two school board members sought to place a referendum on a ballot to close the high school. The topic has been at the forefront of discussion in the district since February, with many residents — and to [...]

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Film Hopes to Raise Awareness of Helicopter Noise

Posted on 14 May 2008

As the Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of the summer season — bears down on local residents, the fear of helicopters and low flying planes buzzing and rumbling overhead is once again on the minds of Noyac residents. Members of the Noyac Civic Council got the opportunity on Tuesday night to view a film [...]

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School Endorsements

Posted on 14 May 2008

Sag Harbor   The Sag Harbor School District is approaching a critical time in its history, as technology changes the face of education and the competition for graduating students becomes greater. Add to this the search for a new superintendent to lead the schools through this time of flux, and the school’s board of education [...]

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Price of Popularity

Posted on 07 May 2008

We wanted to follow up on last week’s discussion about the future of Sag Harbor. We note here that this week the Village of Sag Harbor is about to begin rolling out its much-anticipated revision to the zoning code. This is, we hear, an expansive rewriting of the volume that dictates much of what the [...]

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Dueling Meetings

Posted on 01 May 2008

This week the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee began a discussion about the possible closing of the high school in the Bridgehampton School District. The concept, floated twice now by board member Joe Berhalter, is easily one of the most controversial debates to emerge in the hamlet and not one unfamiliar to this community. That is [...]

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