Archive | January, 2009

Going Solar

Posted on 30 January 2009

By Karl Grossman Last week, for the first time, I saw our LIPA meter go backwards. What a sight—that little wheel going not to the right, marking a draw from the Long Island Power Authority electric system, but spinning—and spinning fast—to the left. That signified that the photovoltaic panels newly installed on the roof of [...]

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Letters January 29, 2009

Posted on 29 January 2009

Failed Empire   To the Editor: I wrote a letter similar to this one about nine months ago. It seems to me that there is now a real possibility that our mighty empire could be the last of the great empires and that it will go quickly. Almost like a self-fulfilling prophecy. How many times [...]

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Obituaries January 29, 2009

Posted on 29 January 2009

Laura Thiele Laura Thiele died on January 26 at the Westhampton Care Center in Westhampton after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Thiele was born on March 11, 1928 in Sag Harbor to John and Josephine Mysliborski. She was a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor. Mrs. Thiele graduated from Pierson High School [...]

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Ladies Lock a Playoff Spot

Posted on 29 January 2009

The Pierson/Bridgehampton Varsity Girls Basketball team won on Friday against the Shelter Island Lady Indians 61-48 — putting the Lady Whalers into the playoffs. It was a slow start for Pierson that night, with the girl’s trailing Shelter Island 12-16 by the end of the first quarter. The second quarter proved to be more rewarding [...]

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Going Gets Tough for Whalers

Posted on 29 January 2009

By Benito Vila   It was Hunter S. Thompson who said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”  The going was very weird for the Pierson basketball program last week, an overtime loss to Bridgehampton at home was followed by a slew of newspaper reports and online commentary concerning the disciplinary suspension of [...]

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Whaler Tube

Posted on 29 January 2009

While it may not spark the viral sharing of YouTube, the school district’s athletic and technology departments have teamed to create video content for the district web site at sagharborschools.org. Sean Crowley, a physical education instructor at the elementary school, and Vincent Raicovi, the district’s computer technology chief, have posted “Step, Strength and Stretch”, a [...]

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Little League Clinics Continue

Posted on 29 January 2009

The 2009 Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Little League continues its winter clinics pre-Super Bowl this Sunday in the Pierson High School gym. Softball players 7-and-up are in first at 1 p.m. followed by softball players 9-and-up at 2 p.m. Those sessions will be led by Pierson varsity softball coach Melissa Edwards and her players. Baseball players 7-and-up [...]

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Gigi Morris

Posted on 29 January 2009

The chairwoman of “725Green” on free energy surveys, the importance of walking and biking instead of driving, and preaching the gospel of Green   Could you give me a general idea of how 725 Green was created and who initiated the idea? Over a year ago, the mayor, Greg Ferraris, created a task force to [...]

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Review: History’s Tough Lessons – Bennett’s play looks at the need to succeed

Posted on 29 January 2009

Education and its measure has long been a matter of debate among educators. Inspiration too, since no one can predict which teachers ultimately have a lasting impact on students. In Alan Bennett’s play “The History Boys,” which is currently being offered by Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center, quantifiable results may be what matters [...]

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Southern Discomfort: Photographer Herbert Randall recalls the Freedom Summer of 1964

Posted on 29 January 2009

A selection of photographs by Herbert Randall goes on view this weekend at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Randall, who lives on the Shinnecock Reservation with his wife, Roz, will show family portraits, cityscapes and candids. But perhaps his most significant photographs are the images he took 45 years ago.  In 1964, when [...]

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