Archive | October, 2008

Appeal in Erosion Complaint

Posted on 31 October 2008

An appeal has been filed for a Sagaponack erosion case by attorney Gary Ireland who is arguing that groins put in place in East Hampton are the cause of erosion of beaches to the west and is asking the county take responsibility for damage from erosion and removal of the groins. Ireland, who is representing [...]

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Letters October 30

Posted on 31 October 2008

Home Again Dear Bryan, I just read the wonderful article (October 2) by my cousin, Jack Youngs, about the American Hotel and I wanted to add a PS. As you know, William H.F. Youngs (he had 2 middle names, Hampton & Freeman) was my grandfather too.  As far back as I can remember, we visited [...]

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Closing the Door on Open Space

Posted on 31 October 2008

By Karl Grossman Long Island real estate and pro-development interests, allied with a project at Dowling College, are seeking to stop the nationally-noted Suffolk County open space program. For decades, Suffolk County government has been acquiring green spaces in order to prevent eastern Long Island from being sprawled over as has much of western Long [...]

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Good Intentions, Economics and Politics

Posted on 31 October 2008

By Richard Gambino Triggered by an unprecedented credit crisis, the economic scene since September has been something we’ve never experienced in the U.S. Or the world. Whether one likes it or not, we are in fact in a global economy, and America’s economy, measured by GDP (Gross Domestic Product), of $14 trillion in 2007, accounted [...]

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Pierson’s Future Champs Work Hard

Posted on 31 October 2008

By Benito Vila  Everyone wants to make varsity in high school. It’s what pro athletes talk about on TV and what Hollywood turns into teen drama year after year. It doesn’t always come so easy and that’s not where most players learn the game. This fall, Pierson fielded four JVs along with seven varsity squads. [...]

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Varsity Soccer Comes Back in the End

Posted on 31 October 2008

By Benito Vila A month ago the Pierson boys’ soccer team knew their best games were to come. Undeterred by a 0-5 start in league play and sporting a 0-7 mark overall, seniors and underclassmen alike were certain there were better days ahead for them. At the time, Gabe Garro said, “We’re going to pull [...]

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Endorsement: Russo for Council

Posted on 31 October 2008

This week both Sally Pope and Dan Russo came to meet with us in our office, separately, to tell us how they stand on some of the major issues facing the Southampton Town board, and, in turn, we asked them what Sag Harbor will gain from their election as a town board member. Pope expressed [...]

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Endorsement: Thiele for Assembly

Posted on 31 October 2008

One of the arguments New York State Assembly candidate W. Michael Pitcher has made during his campaign is that as a Democrat he will be able to accomplish more in Albany than his opponent, simply for the fact that Democrats are likely to control all three branches of government. Unfortunately for Pitcher, he is running [...]

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Endorsement: Bishop for Congress

Posted on 31 October 2008

Congressman Tim Bishop has a worthy opponent in Republican candidate Lee Zeldin, who in his first race for political office has shown poise, intelligence and charisma often not seen in an inaugural run for office. At the tender age of 28, Zeldin has an impressive resume including his military service – which landed him in [...]

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Thiele Stands Alone; Russo, Pope Debate Finances At Debate

Posted on 30 October 2008

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. stood alone at the podium at a League of Women Voter’s sponsored debate in Bridgehampton on Thursday, October 23. “If I put up a wild card and start debating myself, stop me,” he joked to the crowd of roughly 40 people. Thiele’s dilemma was that his opponent [...]

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