Archive | December, 2008

Light in Winter: Dan Flavin at Dia

Posted on 25 December 2008

By Marianna Levine It is rare to find something interesting to do and beautiful to see for free in the Hamptons, but that is exactly what you get at the Dia Art Foundation’s Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton.  Simply stated it is a permanent florescent light exhibit in a former church that was once [...]

Tags: , ,

McGintee Says Time is Right for East Hampton Town’s First Full Assessment

Posted on 25 December 2008

By Marissa Maier No one can remember when East Hampton Town ever received a full assessment, but Supervisor Bill McGintee now says one is necessary. Prompted by the dramatic differences in property value assessments on the East Hampton side of the village, which the mayor said could wreak havoc in the village, The Sag Harbor [...]

Tags: , , ,

School Faces Loss of Revenue While Costs Rise

Posted on 25 December 2008

In light of the current economic climate, the Sag Harbor school district has decided to begin delivering the expected budget for 2009-2010 to the community in chunks, prior to board of education meetings over the next few months. There will be five or six budget meetings in total. The first of these meetings was on [...]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Town changes “Green” Pool Codes

Posted on 25 December 2008

January 1, 2009 was supposed to be the date that all heated swimming pools in the Town of Southampton were required by law to use solar power as the major source of heat in an effort to reduce residents’ energy consumption. Last Friday, that original legislation was changed, however. Now, all residents with heated swimming [...]

Tags: , , ,

Christmas Feast at Bridgehampton School

Posted on 25 December 2008

On Tuesday the entire Bridgehampton School District met in the gymnasium to share a Christmas Feast together. As the younger children continued to learn in their classrooms, some of the older students were in the gym setting up tables with place settings, balloons and hot food. Three years ago, the student council of the Bridgehampton [...]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Businesses See “Green” Opportunities

Posted on 24 December 2008

Realizing there is both financial and social value to going green, many Sag Harbor business owners are looking at their options, from recycling to integrating solar power. The Sag Harbor Business Association hosted an evening of four speakers on Monday, December 15, at the American Hotel to get their peers thinking about ways they can [...]

Tags: , ,

Village Hopes to Make Jermain Ave. Safer for Pedestrians

Posted on 24 December 2008

By Marissa Maier   With the hiring of an engineering firm to complete preliminary plans, Sag Harbor Village is one step closer to creating safer roadway travel to school for local children. At a special work session held by the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees last week, the board signed off on hiring Dunn [...]

Tags: , ,

County Seeks 27 Acres in North Haven — But Needs Help

Posted on 24 December 2008

By Marissa Maier The Suffolk County Legislature is in the process of purchasing a 27.8 acre parcel of land in North Haven for preservation, but, according to county legislator Jay Schneiderman, will most likely need Southampton Town to lend some financial support to complete the buy. “I met with [Southampton Town Supervisor] Linda Kabot and [...]

Tags: , , ,

Revisiting Bridgehampton’s Hamlet Study

Posted on 24 December 2008

By Marianna Levine About a year ago Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee member Jeffery Vogel realized the Southampton Planning and Zoning Boards were using an out-dated hamlet study as a guideline for further development in the hamlet.  “Even though the study was done in 2003 and 2004 it only really talked about the Commons and the [...]

Tags:

And They Called it Puppy Love

Posted on 18 December 2008

  by Joseph Hanna  Wisdom must be refreshed. Snow in the high Colorado Mountains does not melt, it “sublimates”. Sublimation means that snow at a certain altitude changes from a solid to a gas without going through the usual watery phase. Wisdom is like that. You acquire it through painful lessons. You then own it rock [...]

Tags: , , , , ,