Archive | February, 2009

Vets Learn About Health Benefits in Hard Times

Posted on 26 February 2009

Veterans young and old packed the Sag Harbor American Legion meeting room on Monday night and waited for representatives from the Northport Veterans Hospital to arrive. A few elderly veterans of World War II straightened their American Legion caps atop their heads as they chatted with fellow retired servicemen. Tony Lambert, vice-chair of the Bridgehampton [...]

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East End Digest: February 26, 2009

Posted on 26 February 2009

Bridgehampton Citarella to Open The former location of the IGA in Bridgehampton will be opening under the name Citarella come April 2009. Citarella considers itself the “ultimate gourmet market.” Clare Vail, a Southampton Town Planner said that applicant and property owner, Joe Gurrera, submitted an application of expedited review, “a speedy request,” on February 5, [...]

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A Step Back in Time at the Variety Store

Posted on 26 February 2009

The outside display case of the Sag Harbor Variety Store looks more like a museum than a store front. In the left hand corner stands an antique Texaco gas pump, a wooden figurine of a baseball player and an old metal sign with the words “Ebbets Field” written on it. Over to the right, two [...]

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Police Blotter: Tractor Accident Temporarily Shuts Down LIRR

Posted on 26 February 2009

On Wednesday, February 19, the Southampton Town police reported a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuckahoe Road at the intersection with County Road 39, in Southampton. An accident investigation revealed that a tractor trailer operated by Jason Lee Poling, 35, of Michigan attempted to negotiate a right turn onto Tuckahoe Road from County Road [...]

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New Harbor Heights Owners to Install Sign

Posted on 26 February 2009

As the winter slows traffic on the streets, the number of items on the agenda for the Sag Harbor Historic Preservation and Architectural Review board has also quieted down. During the ARB’s meeting, held on Monday, February 23, only two projects were discussed. The first item concerned the former Harbor Heights gas station. Gregory Miller, [...]

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Headley Studio Plans Approved, with Changes

Posted on 26 February 2009

During Tuesday’s Sag Harbor Planning Board meeting, Michael Minkoff, the prospective buyer of the Headley Studio property on Main Street, was granted site plan approval for his project, though this approval came with a few contingencies. In his most recent site plan, Minkoff created a private parking space on the property. This space, however, wasn’t [...]

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Middle Schoolers Working on their Form

Posted on 26 February 2009

Pierson middle school basketball coach Jonathan Tortorella watched his seventh grade team, including Katherine Matthers practice their dribbling form on Tuesday. That youngest set of Lady Whalers open their season at home this afternoon hosting Hampton Bays at 4:30 p.m. The eighth grade team dropped their home opener to East Hampton Tuesday and travel to [...]

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Girl’s JV Finishes 50/50

Posted on 26 February 2009

The Pierson girl’s Junior Varsity Basketball team showed improvement throughout the season — even though they dealt with a number of setbacks. “We improved a great deal, especially the first year JV players,” Coach Haley Luzim said on Monday. Those first year JV players included Ryan Duffy, Sam Kamper, Rachel Saidman, Nina Hemby and Amber [...]

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Area Students May Get to Choose Pierson

Posted on 26 February 2009

The Sag Harbor School district is “moving slowly,” but moving none the less on trying to get more students to come to the district on a tuition basis, with Superintendent Dr. John Gratto leading the initiative. Right now, students in schools in Amagansett, Springs, Wainscot and Sagaponack are sent to East Hampton High School, for [...]

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State to Audit Southampton Town Budget Systems

Posted on 26 February 2009

In light of the current fiscal discrepancy in the Southampton Town’s capital accounts, Councilwoman Anna Throne-Holst is calling for a legal opinion on reorganization of the staffing, reporting systems, and processes in the town’s financial department. On Tuesday, at a regular town board meeting, Throne-Holst had one supporter for the resolution, which she said was [...]

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