Archive | November, 2008

FAA Confounds Copter Control

Posted on 26 November 2008

By Karl Grossman If there was any question about the Federal Aviation Administration being out to lunch when it comes to doing something about the noisy helicopters ferrying people between Manhattan and the Hamptons, the presentation last week of an FAA official reinforced its nowhere status. FAA Regional Executive Manager Diane Crean came before the [...]

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Alex’s Promise To Help Others

Posted on 26 November 2008

A son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, a friend, an actor, and a football player – there are a number of ways family, friends and the community remember Alex Koehne, but one constant memory of the 15-year-old Sag Harbor resident was his propensity for helping others. Following Alex’s tragically quick death in [...]

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Westhampton Man Charged With DWI, Stealing Plates

Posted on 26 November 2008

A Westhampton man was arrested by Southampton Town Police on a number of counts after police say he not only drove under the influence of alcohol, but also switched license plates with a Noyac resident without her permission. On Friday, November 21, Rene Paul Torres, 32, was pulled over at Noyac Road and Locust Lane [...]

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East End Digest – November 27

Posted on 26 November 2008

East End Special Players The East End Special Players will host a special benefit performance of “You are a Petunia in my Garden” on Friday, December 5 at Bay Street Theatre on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor at 7 p.m. for $15. The production, which was written by the players themselves about their lives, hopes [...]

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Gray, Gay and Late for a Date: Film Looks at those who come out late in life

Posted on 26 November 2008

Ken was 72 years old at the time. Elaine was 79. For LeAnna the change came at 60. In their previous lives these were people who did what society expected of them. They dated, got married and raised children. But years later, after spouses had died or divorces became final, they did something else. They [...]

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Pierson Hoops: Youth is Served

Posted on 26 November 2008

By Benito Vila  When Pierson varsity basketball coach Fred Marienfeld selected his captain, junior Joe Dowling, he sent a clear message to his team: the younger guys have to step up. Last season the Whalers were 9-5 in league play and 13-6 overall. They gave up Keith Robinson, Zach North, Steve McCarron, Matt Paul and [...]

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Get Back to the Land and Set the Soil Free

Posted on 26 November 2008

There was a time, not so long ago, when some folks worried about the future of Sylvester Manor. And for good reason. The 243 acre manor property on Shelter Island was founded as a northern plantation in 1651 and has been in the same family ever since. Archaeologically sensitive (there have been several digs on [...]

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East Hampton will bear the Brunt of Taxes in Sag Harbor School District

Posted on 26 November 2008

Both Southampton and East Hampton town finalized their tentative budgets last week, with the maximum increase allowed by law for Southampton and a considerable increase for East Hampton residents. Adding a further burden, residents on the East Hampton side of the Sag Harbor School District will see an increase in their school tax rate this [...]

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Former Board Member Challenges Bridgehampton’s Out-of-District Students

Posted on 26 November 2008

By Marianna Levine Students’ privacy and academic achievement were at the heart of an intimate and often passionate Bridgehampton Board of Education workshop on Monday night. While all board members attended the session, there were only four community members present. One from the audience, former board member Joe Conti, kicked off a vibrant discussion on [...]

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Defying the Electronic Age with the Wonder of Words

Posted on 26 November 2008

Many people know Emma Walton Hamilton as a co-founder of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor and a children’s book author who has penned a number of titles with her mother, actress Julie Andrews. In recent years, the mother/daughter team have created several books for young readers, including the popular Dumpy the Dump Truck [...]

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