Archive | December, 2008

Obituaries December 18

Posted on 18 December 2008

Bruno William Korsak Bruno William Korsak of North Haven, died Tuesday, December 9, at Southampton Hospital. He was 76 years old. Mr. Korsak was born in Southampton on November 24, 1932, the son of Bruno and Victoria Korsak. A landscaper by trade, he was a 1949 graduate of Pierson High School. He served in the [...]

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Letters December 18

Posted on 18 December 2008

Understanding Costs of Education   Dear Editor, Some weeks ago you published an article submitted by Jo Rizzo called “Cut School Budget Now.” In the article she questions the salary and benefits of the elementary school librarian and requests that the budget be cut by 10 percent, mainly through staff downsizing, teachers contributions toward their [...]

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Shootout at the Hive

Posted on 18 December 2008

By Benito Vila It was standing room only in the Bridgehampton School gym Tuesday evening, the Killer Bees varsity basketball team hosting the Pierson boys in the League VIII opener for each squad. Tuesday’s contest was a close battle between two young and up-and-coming teams; the Whalers coming away with a 62-59 overtime win. In [...]

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Seeking to Support Main Street

Posted on 18 December 2008

An update on proposed changes to the Sag Harbor Village code evolved on Sunday into a discussion about how the village’s businesses can best market themselves, during Save Sag Harbor’s community meeting at the Old Whalers Church. Save Sag Harbor, which has organized a campaign urging residents and visitors to “Shop Locally” and has also [...]

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Basic Information

Posted on 18 December 2008

This week we found that many local community groups and village officials are discussing the newly enacted decision by Cablevision to withhold two local channels from the airwaves for those subscribers who only pay for their basic package. The two channels are 20 and 22 — a public access channel and a government channel. We [...]

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Lucette Lagnado

Posted on 18 December 2008

The Sag Harbor author and Wall Street Journal reporter on winning the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her memoir “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World,” the loss of a multi-cultural city and meeting ghosts from her past. What exactly is the [...]

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Lady Whalers 1 and 1 this week

Posted on 18 December 2008

As the Pierson girl’s varsity basketball team prepares for their first league game this Friday against Shelter Island, they are still playing very competitively in their non-league games, according to Coach Dennis Case. On Friday, Pierson played Mattituck and according to Case, the Lady Whalers played a great game, despite their loss. Mattituck lead Pierson [...]

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Sagaponack Considers Oceanfront Taxing Districts

Posted on 18 December 2008

A few years ago, the Town of Southampton voted on a resolution to approve the creation of a new oceanfront district that included residences in Sagaponack. During this week’s regular board meeting, the Village of Sagaponack board members said that option of a possible coastal erosion control district is back on the table. “I have [...]

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Negotiations Over Teachers Gets Tough

Posted on 18 December 2008

Last week the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor (TASH) members and their lawyer met with the Sag Harbor UFSD Board of Education and superintendent Dr. John Gratto at what was meant to be a negotiation session, but instead, became yet another failure in the attempt to come to agreement about teacher contracts. After Wednesday’s talks, [...]

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Cablevision Changing Channels

Posted on 18 December 2008

On Wednesday, Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski was taking a tour of the town’s public television station’s new facilities. SEA-TV has set up new studios on the Stony Brook Southampton campus where they edit footage from local events and town meetings and create programming, which is broadcast over channel 22. But since September, many subscribers [...]

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