Archive | December, 2008

Sag Harbor Mayor Expects Budget Cuts

Posted on 18 December 2008

By Marissa Maier  As the financial forecast for many municipalities looks bleak in the coming fiscal year, the Sag Harbor Village budget might be comparably brighter. “I think we will have a good fund balance that will get us through this [fiscal] year,” said village treasurer Eileen Touhy as she delivered her half-year report on [...]

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Bridgehampton Neighbors Worry About “Solar Farm”

Posted on 18 December 2008

By Marianna Levine  The proposed solar powered farm on 501 Ocean Road, owned by Ziel Feldman, Chair of Polar Investments in New York City, was still at the forefront of discussions at the December meeting of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee. However there was more urgency to the dialogue this time since CAC Chairman Fred [...]

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Style Bar Defeated, Owner May Appeal — or Sue

Posted on 18 December 2008

By Marissa Maier The tension was palpable in the village meeting room as the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) ruled against the application of Ira and Perri Gurfein on Tuesday, December 16. The Gurfein’s were before the board seeking a variance to allow their business, the Style Bar, to use six off-site parking [...]

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District Considers New Plans for Auditorium and Parking at Pierson

Posted on 18 December 2008

The “Facilities Study” of both Sag Harbor Elementary School and Pierson Middle/High School in the Sag Harbor school district is a compilation of different tasks that need to be completed at the schools in order to comply with current codes and standards. At their most recent monthly meeting, however, the district’s Long Range Planning Committee [...]

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Mitten Line

Posted on 18 December 2008

Some parents look forward to the holiday season, scrambling to buy gifts for friends and family, buying decorations and spending money on yards of wrapping paper. For them, this is a fantastic time of the year. But for others, holiday shopping is a dreaded event. This year, especially, it has become difficult for those with [...]

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Hungry For More? “Oliver!” is the 75th show for Stages

Posted on 18 December 2008

This weekend, when the young actors of Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc. take to the Bay Street Theatre stage to sing “Food Glorious Food” the first number in the musical “Oliver!” it will be a milestone — the 75th production by the East End children’s theatre program.  “It’s a perfect show for us,” says [...]

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Make-over for Roofs in Sagaponack

Posted on 12 December 2008

Some roofs in the village of Sagaponack, will be seeing a transformation in the coming months, including the new village hall located at 3175 Montauk Highway. Although the village has voter approval to spend $800,000 in renovations, Mayor Donald Louchheim announced on Monday during a work session that the village is hoping to keep their [...]

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An Appeal for Bikes on Main Street

Posted on 12 December 2008

  Sag Harbor residents might see cyclists riding down Main Street in the coming year, at least Sag Harbor resident and bike enthusiast Sinead Fitzgibbon hopes so. Fitzgibbon worked in association with Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Tom Fabiano to request from the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees a repeal of a village law [...]

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Forum Urges Many Visions of Library

Posted on 12 December 2008

  Dozens of local residents squeezed into the Rotunda of the John Jermain Library, on Saturday, December 6, as architect Richard Munday began a community workshop for local residents who were urged to share their ideas for a possible division of services between the existing library building and a new location.    Munday, of the [...]

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Village to Add Court Services

Posted on 12 December 2008

In an effort to economize Sag Harbor village functions and maximize efficiency, the Sag Harbor Board of Trustees presented an array of revenue generating and cost-saving ideas at this month’s board of trustees meeting, on Tuesday, December 9. The village is looking into hiring Fundamental Business Service, Inc. (FBS), a data management and consulting business, [...]

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