Archive | July, 2008

Alleged Sexual Assault In Sag Harbor

Posted on 31 July 2008

Following an alleged sexual assault at his Suffolk Street Extension, Sag Harbor home Michael Robert Lonardo, 54 was arrested at his residence by Sag Harbor Village Police and charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree and sexual abuse in the first degree, both felonies. Police confiscated Lonardo’s pajama pants and tee shirt as [...]

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Noyac Residents See Limits in Justice

Posted on 31 July 2008

Noyac residents during a citizens advisory committee meeting Tuesday night got a lesson on what the Southampton Town justice system can and cannot do. Town justice Thomas DeMayo, who is seeking re-election this fall and faces a primary challenge from Andrea Harum Schiavoni, was the guest speaker at the CAC’s monthly meeting, and told the [...]

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A Home for the Classics

Posted on 31 July 2008

  By Marianna Levine Hidden away on a quiet cul-de-sac in Sag Harbor is the summer home of Dr. Robert Maimone, executive director of the Vladimir Nielson Piano Festival and his musical family. They have turned their light and airy summer home into a nurturing environment for gifted young pianists from around the globe, most [...]

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A Month of Benefits at Ross

Posted on 31 July 2008

  Diana Aceti  said she couldn’t believe it when two years ago she spoke to the Queen of Soul personally on the telephone. “They said, ‘Oh Diana, Aretha Franklin is on the phone for you,’” she remembered, “And I said, ‘You’re kidding!’” Aceti is director of development and public relations for the Ross School, and [...]

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Exhibit Explores Trout Pond

Posted on 31 July 2008

  They started with watercolors by Annie Cooper Boyd showing a rustic red mill, a barn and a bucolic view of Noyac Road that wouldn’t see a BMW or Jitney for many decades. It is a narrow, swerving dirt serpentine that ambles west toward North Sea and Southampton. Three other watercolors depict fields, a pond, [...]

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Helicopter Noise Bill Would Set 1500-ft Limit

Posted on 31 July 2008

By Karl Grossman Suffolk Legislator Edward P. Romaine has drafted a bill under which Suffolk County would establish a minimum altitude at which helicopters could fly over Suffolk. The measure is in response to widespread complaints over the last several years from Suffolk residents affected by the raucous noise of helicopters taking New Yorkers to [...]

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Quality Time

Posted on 31 July 2008

By Bobby Vacca   My dad, Sal Vacca, will be 92 in November. He loves baseball. This past spring his chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Petruccelli, told him of a college baseball league that would be playing several doubleheaders in Mashashimuet Park in July and gave him a schedule. Dad made copies of the schedule and excitedly [...]

Letters July 31

Posted on 31 July 2008

Stretch Affordable Housing Dollars Dear Bryan, As a Noyac resident of 34 years, I attended the Sag Harbor Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting when a “straw vote” overrode Suffolk County’s on-site affordable housing requirement for the Bulova Factory Renovation Project. The contractor, Sag Development Partner’s requested height variances were also granted. I am thrilled [...]

Of Contrails and Chemtrails

Posted on 31 July 2008

by Julie Penny I’ve found that I seem to notice jet contrails most when I’m plopped on the beach. Expanse of sand, expanse of water, expanse of sky. The eye is as likely to look heavenward from the horizon as to linger on the waves. The sight of a jet bisecting deep blue sky with [...]

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Stepping Back on Shelter Island

Posted on 31 July 2008

  by Catherine McNamarra Fans of classic East End houses will have the opportunity to take a peek at several restored homes this weekend. On Saturday, August 2 from 1 to 5 p.m., the Shelter Island Historical Society invites visitors to attend the Shelter Island House Tour. The tour features five historic houses and a [...]