Archive | July, 2008

Gateway Study Gains Traction

Posted on 31 July 2008

Members of the Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee filled the boardroom at Southampton Town hall last Friday to see a presentation on their baby, the Sag Harbor Gateway Study. The moment was a long time coming for the group that began pushing for the study two years ago. The group’s concerns were primarily making sure [...]

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Preventing Hurricane Amnesia

Posted on 31 July 2008

Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski said on Friday that we have no control over hurricanes, however we do have control over how we prepare and respond. This is the 70th anniversary of the “Long Island Express,” the 1938 hurricane that ravaged the East End from Westhampton to Montuak. To this day it still ranks as [...]

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Saving Energy, But at What Cost?

Posted on 31 July 2008

Watching the price of oil and gas rise over the course of the last year, we, like everyone, have felt the pinch. Regardless, we have a number of reservations about discussions on the state level regarding a four-day school week in an effort to provide taxpayer relief and energy savings. We understand the bill with [...]

Rely on Knowledgeable People

Posted on 31 July 2008

We were happy to see two school committees eliminated on Monday night. We have always thought there were too many committees to begin with. Our new superintendent told us he had never seen so many committees in a single district in his entire career. And yes, we know a majority of the committees are mandated, [...]

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Gas Plant Cleanup Expected This Fall

Posted on 31 July 2008

The remediation of the land under a former manufactured gas plant in Sag Harbor will likely commence in September, according to Sag Harbor Trustee Ed Deyermond, following the village’s own environmental review of the clean-up plan. In part, the remediation involves pumping as much as one million gallons of treated, fresh water a day past [...]

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A Conversation With Kevin Major

Posted on 31 July 2008

The Voice of the Whalers shares his reflections on the season and his love of the game and kids. How did you become the voice of the Whalers? Well, there are two of us. I do the games here in Sag Harbor. I was at work one morning and I got a call from Sandi [...]

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Nathaniel Rogers House: Optimism for Diamond in the Rough

Posted on 31 July 2008

  “Excited” would be too weak a term to describe the sentiments of Bridgehampton Historical Society President Gerrit Vreeland as he stood before a small gathering behind the Nathaniel Rogers House on the southeast corner of Montauk Highway and Ocean Road. Although skies were overcast on the afternoon of July 24, nothing could cloud the [...]

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Are There Too Many Committees?

Posted on 31 July 2008

When new Sag Harbor school superintendent Dr. John Gratto was handed a list of board of education sponsored committees, 16 in total, he scratched his head. Never had he seen a list of so many committees in his career as a superintendent. “I thought that it must have been a very involved board of education,” [...]

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Circulation Figures Show Some Growth

Posted on 31 July 2008

Historically, during tough economic times, public library circulation numbers increase as people return to their libraries as a primary source of information – whether through books, magazines, newspapers, film and now internet access – rather then spending the extra cash to buy these items at retail prices. And it appears that the John Jermain Memorial [...]

Carriage House Approved

Posted on 31 July 2008

The proposed carriage house and retaining wall at Paris Fields and Clifton Murdock’s 314 Main Street property has all the details of a historic structure including restoration glass on every window. The building will even be home to a historic automobile Fields’ grandparents owned. After two years of review the 12-by-26 foot carriage house, and [...]

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