Archive | September, 2008

Debate Role of Budget Advisory Committee

Posted on 26 September 2008

October is approaching and Sag Harbor School Board’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) has yet to meet this school year. At Monday night’s Sag Harbor School Board meeting, the board discussed the problems with last year’s BAC, and tried to find solutions on how to help it run better this time around.  President of the School [...]

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Time to Shine: Golf Wins First, Volleyball Snaps Streak

Posted on 26 September 2008

By Benito Vila   Pierson alumni are likely to join the usual crowds of family and friends as the athletic teams celebrate homecoming in the park and in the gym this weekend. The festivities are due to start Friday, with boys’ soccer hosting the Ross School in Mashashimuet Park at 4 p.m. Girls’ volleyball meets [...]

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Old Time Baseball Returns

Posted on 19 September 2008

While NASCAR is gaining popularity in some quarters of the country, baseball is still the Great American Pastime here. And Bridgehampton’s history with the sport will be underscored this weekend with an old-fashioned baseball game played by 1864 rules. The Bridgehampton Historical Society will host the game on the broad field behind their headquarters on [...]

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Storms Don’t Dampen HarborFest Fun

Posted on 19 September 2008

Despite threatening skies — and actual pouring rain — Sag Harbor’s annual celebration of its maritime history attracted crowds to sample food, compete in contests and listen to some of the seafaring music that accompanied its earliest inhabitants out to sea. The eighteenth edition of the Sag HarborFest started Friday evening with a sold out crowd jammed [...]

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Reaching Teens

Posted on 19 September 2008

Growing up on the East End comes with more than its fair share of ironies. It’s a beautiful place to call home with endless beaches and colorful sunsets. But it can also be an extremely lonely place — especially if you’re young. Issues of depression, sexual orientation, struggles at home, the need for friendship can [...]

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Protecting Historic Trees

Posted on 19 September 2008

We believe the Village of Sag Harbor agreed nearly a decade ago, when it helped establish the Sag Harbor Tree Fund, to protect our historic street trees and we would encourage the village to continue to honor that commitment by only taking down the black oak on Jermain Avenue as a last resort. We concede [...]

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Letters September 18

Posted on 19 September 2008

Bailing Out Dear Editor: Senator John McCain’s son, Andrew, resigned abruptly from the failing “Silver State Bancorp” at the end of July for “personal reasons”. This was followed by a spate of high-ranking resignations including that of its President/CEO and Chairman at Silver State Bank, its wholly owned subsidiary. The bank also reported a devastating [...]

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Late September Song

Posted on 19 September 2008

By Richard Gambino The essence of the haunting old tune, “September Song,” is one of nostalgia for what is irretrievably past, with the point of making the present more poignantly special. “These precious days,” as the song says. Yes. Autumn — arriving officially with the equinox on September 23 — means, of course, the end [...]

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Law Would Fine Copter Flights Below 2500-feet

Posted on 19 September 2008

By Karl Grossman A two-part public hearing on a bill authored by Suffolk Legislator Edward Romaine that would restrict helicopters to cruising at no less than 2,500 feet over Suffolk County was closed this week and a vote on the measure could come next month.  “The exaggerants are just exaggerating,” insisted Peter Borneman, a helicopter [...]

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Obituaries September 18

Posted on 19 September 2008

Philip H. Bucking Philip H. Bucking, a resident of Sag Harbor for 47 years and longtime proprietor of the Sag Harbor Variety 5 & 10, died in Bangor, Me. on Monday, September 15. He was 67 years old. Born in Babylon, L.I. on August 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Philip H. [...]

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