Archive | October, 2008

The Shirley Temple Effect

Posted on 24 October 2008

By Harvey Jacobs Between political pundits and financial gurus burbling all over radio and television these days, one phrase emerged that is new to me. Several analysts of the global fiscal debacle speak about a phenomenon they call: The Shirley Temple Effect. In the midst of chatter about the “bail out” –or is it “out [...]

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Preaching a Green Gospel

Posted on 24 October 2008

This week, the village’s green committee which was started by mayor Greg Ferarris after Sag Harbor student Jessica McMahon asked Ferraris if he was doing enough to save the planet, morphed into 725-GREEN. After a year and a half and having largely met the goals of making Sag Harbor’s municipal government greener, 725-GREEN’s mission will [...]

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Projecting

Posted on 24 October 2008

In the same week as High School Musical 3 hits theatres, the Sag Harbor School District has decided to discuss options for a new auditorium, for the umpteenth time. We have talked about the changes that need to be made to the failing, debilitated auditorium, for 14 years. This is bordering on pathetic and pitiful. [...]

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Letters October 23

Posted on 24 October 2008

Library Workshops   Dear Editor, I am writing as a library trustee to encourage all residents of the Sag Harbor School District who are concerned about the future of the John Jermain Memorial Library to mark Saturday October 25th from 9 a.m. till noon on their calendars. That is the date of the first in [...]

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Obituaries October 23

Posted on 24 October 2008

Kenneth David Bradford Kenneth David Bradford, formerly of Sag Harbor, died at The Hamptons Center, Southampton, on October 12. He was 72 years old. Born in Southampton on February 16, 1936, he was the son of Kenneth R. and Marjorie (Fournier) Bradford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Bradford is survived by [...]

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Hope for Copter Law

Posted on 24 October 2008

By Karl Grossman Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy has declared that he would sign a bill authored by Legislator Edward Romaine that would—to diminish noise from helicopters taking people between Manhattan and the Hamptons—establish a minimum 2,500 foot cruising altitude for choppers over Suffolk. But members of the Levy administration and various other fellow Democrats [...]

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Lady Whalers Have Reason to be Proud

Posted on 24 October 2008

By Benito Vila It’s hard to tell who was more delighted by the outcome of the Lady Whalers 3-1 win over Riverhead on Monday, Shannon Judge, the team’s current coach, or Debbie Jayne, who initiated the program and led Pierson to 15 county and regional titles over a 33-year career. Reached just after sunset here [...]

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Hard Work Pays Off: Volleyball Makes Playoffs; Other Teams Finish Strong

Posted on 24 October 2008

By Benito Vila  “Hard work.” The phrase breaks every sideline huddle for Pierson boys’ soccer. It’s what coaches everywhere want to see consistently from their players and teams. It’s a willingness to consistently do what it takes to win and a commitment not to accept anything else from themselves and each other. That determined approach [...]

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Sag Harbor Planning Board Wants LWRP on Focus of Condo Review

Posted on 23 October 2008

Sag Harbor Planning Board Chairman Neil Slevin wants to ensure the village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) is comprehensively addressed in the environmental review of a proposed luxury waterfront condominium project at 1, 3 and 5 Ferry Road. He also demanded that when applicable, state-licensed professionals complete reports on a number of potential impacts the [...]

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Pondering the Ebb and Flow of Ligonee Brook

Posted on 23 October 2008

When Southampton Town Trustee President Jon Semlear was a child growing up in Sag Harbor they called Ligonee Brook, also known as Ligonee Creek, Alewive Dreen. “My whole life they called it the alewive dreen,” he said. “My experience growing up in Sag Harbor was there were always alewives traveling up the stream, particularly on [...]

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