Archive | August, 2008

Heavy Weather

Posted on 28 August 2008

By Harvey Jacobs  After an electronic beep, a red snake crawled across the bottom of the TV screen. Whenever that serpent appears, it trumpets something ominous. This time, the alarm warned of approaching heavy weather. Very heavy—the whole spectrum, high winds to drenching rain, even donut-sized hail and, good luck kids, one of nature’s worst [...]

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Obituaries August 28

Posted on 28 August 2008

Frank Marcantonio A long-time resident of the East End, Frank L. Marcantonio passed away on August 21 at the age of 83. Born October 22, 1924 to Samuel and Sadie Marcantonio in St. Ann’s Parish in Brooklyn, NY this son of an immigrant’s son spent his childhood in Brooklyn before moving to the small town [...]

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August Meltdown

Posted on 28 August 2008

Waaa….waaa……waaaa…….waaa. Quick, what’s that sound? The Answer? A car alarm — that ubiquitous sound of summer in Sag Harbor which, by August, has taken us beyond mere annoyance, through irritation and well on our way into full blown insanity. We who live and work here in Sag Harbor like to think of ourselves as calm, [...]

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Blame Game

Posted on 28 August 2008

Whomever Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot chooses to blame in the controversy over a proposal that would allow Southampton Town Police Chief James Overton to “retire” six town officers after 20 years of service, is beside the point. In reality, the blame lies solely with her. While Kabot asserted this week, amid police protesting on [...]

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Tweak Energy Code

Posted on 28 August 2008

In late July the town of Southampton adopted some of the strictest energy standards in both New York State and the country concerning construction of new buildings and swimming pools. However the adoption of the code carried a caveat that certain aspects still needed some “tweaking.” At the heart of the law is the requirement [...]

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Eye Spy a Swell Horse

Posted on 28 August 2008

Sophie Thoerner has only been riding Eye Spy for a year, but anyone watching the two compete this week at the 33rd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show would’ve had a hard time believing that. The 15-year-old Pierson student looked poised and professional atop her mount, like she’d been riding the horse forever. Thoerner and Eye [...]

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Protest Pushes Cop Cuts Off Table

Posted on 28 August 2008

It would have been a perfect night to rob a bank in Southampton, as roughly 30 police officers filled the boardroom Tuesday at town hall. Officers lined the walls of the room ready to protest a resolution on the agenda that failed to name six officers for continuation of service, after 20 years on the [...]

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Bulova Leaps Its Final Hurdle

Posted on 28 August 2008

At Tuesday night’s Sag Harbor Planning Board meeting, likely one of the biggest redevelopment projects in village history was approved with just a handful of residents in the audience, along with attorneys, an environmental advocate and a lone member of the press on hand to witness the event. The Bulova Watchcase Factory restoration and redevelopment [...]

Hep is the Word for Go

Posted on 28 August 2008

Had they given me more time to think about it, I might have been more afraid. I was only there to interview people. But as it was, I found myself climbing up a narrow ladder to a tiny wooden platform 35 feet above the ground. I had just been given a list of instructions but [...]

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Library Board Nixes Study for Church

Posted on 28 August 2008

At this month’s meeting of the John Jermain Memorial Library board of trustees, library director Catherine Creedon announced the resignation of trustee Kate Evarts. Evarts, an architect whose work has kept her in Seattle, wrote to Creedon by email on August 20 to say that her project would keep her on the west coast for [...]

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